From Freudian to sentimental, our thoughts turn to mom this time of year. This month’s collection of Lucky 7 e-books–just $1.99 each through April 30–looks at the complex, comforting, and confounding relationships between mothers and children. Each e-book also contains a free preview of What My Mother Gave Me, the upcoming anthology edited by Elizabeth Benedict.
No bedtimes in Argentina? No strollers in Kenya? Hopgood, a new mother, was surprised by how other cultures raise their children–and curious if their methods worked. A tour around the globe later, Hopgood learns there is more than one way to be a good parent. Includes a preview of What My Mother Gave Me.
After walking her three daughters down the aisle, Beckman will tell you that giving birth to a child is easier than planning that child’s wedding. With her touching wit, honesty, and of course, illustrations, Beckerman describes the stress and joy that comes with a daughter’s big day. Includes a preview of What My Mother Gave Me.
It’s been said there’s nobody as smart as an old woman. That’s Beckerman’s grandmother, Ettie, though she had no more than a third-grade education. Clever about life and love, food, and men, Ettie had advice for everyone, and it didn’t hurt that she got some of her best ideas from talking things over with God, out loud. Includes a preview of What My Mother Gave Me.
Lulu Penfield has had her fair share of mother-in-laws, but now that her son is getting married, she realizes that she herself is about to become one. This novel will ring true for every woman who’s ever said “I do” and who didn’t realize that she was marrying not one person but two. Includes a preview of What My Mother Gave Me.
Before they were writers, they were somebody’s son. Here are letters by more than fifty writers, painters, and musicians, from boyhood to manhood–including Elvis Presley, Ezra Pound, Victor Hugo, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Includes a preview of What My Mother Gave Me.
Elizabeth Burns becomes obsessed with the disappearance of her childhood friend, April, after a long-forgotten memory resurfaces. What she discovers about April and her mother, Adele, makes Elizabeth–now a mom herself–question her own marriage and what it means to be a wife and mother. Includes a preview of What My Mother Gave Me.
When Bijan’s family fled to California from Iran during the revolution in 1978, her mother’s cooking provided their only connection to the life they left behind. Now, through the prism of food, the award-winning chef unwinds her own story, finding that at the heart of it all is her mother, whose love and support enabled Bijan to realize her dreams. Includes a preview of What My Mother Gave Me.