There are few indulgences as wonderful as curling up with a good book and escaping for a while into the world of the well-written word. And since helping mom indulge herself is what Mother’s Day is all about, our friends at Books & Books in Westhampton Beach know the award-winners, timeless classics, hot new reads and more that will thrill every mom this year.
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
The sequel to Hilary Mantel’s 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times bestseller Wolf Hall delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne Boleyn. Bring Up the Bodies follows the dramatic trial of the queen and her suitors for adultery and treason. To defeat the Boleyns, Cromwell must ally with his natural enemies, the papist aristocracy. What price will he pay for Anne’s head? This is a beautiful, profoundly moving book, perfect for fans of historical and literary fiction.
More Than You Know by Penny Vincenzi
It all comes down to love or money in a harrowing custody battle over a little girl, set against the glossy backdrop of the magazine and advertising worlds in 1960s London. True to form, Penny Vincenzi introduces a devious cast of characters seemingly plucked from the pages of sixties- and seventies-era magazines, as she deftly maneuvers between the glamorous, moneyed worlds of fashion and advertising, and a heart-wrenching custody battle going on in the courtroom where the social mores of the time are on full display.
Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a brief vacation by the sea. A groundbreaking, best-selling work when it was originally published in 1955, Gift from the Sea continues to be discovered by new generations of readers.
The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
This riveting historical epic of love and family, war and loss, risk and destiny is the novel Adriana Trigiani was born to write, one inspired by her own family history and the love of tradition that has propelled her body of bestselling novels to international acclaim. Like Lucia, Lucia, The Shoemaker’s Wife defines an era with clarity and splendor, with operatic scope and a vivid cast of characters who will live on in the imaginations of readers for years to come.
Crossing the Borders of Time: A True Story of War, Exile, and Love Reclaimed by Leslie Maitland
Investigative reporter Leslie Maitland grew up enthralled by her mother’s accounts of her forbidden romance and harrowing flight from the Nazis. Her book is both a journalist’s vivid depiction of a world at war and a daughter’s pursuit of a haunting question: What had become of the handsome Frenchman whose picture her mother continued to treasure almost 50 years after they parted? This is a poetic story of undying love full of insight and honesty that truly crosses the borders of time.
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