3 Heartwarming Books About Extraordinary and Unconventional Moms
Mother’s Day isn’t just about cards and flowers and booking brunch several months in advance. It’s a joyful day for those of us who have good relationships with Mom and can honestly call her our best friend (hi, Mom! I love you!). For others, it’s not a happy day at all: people who lost their mothers at an early age or recently, mothers or potential mothers who have lost or are unable to have children, people who never knew their mothers, or people who wish they didn’t know their mothers due to rocky or even abusive relationships. Even those who have the happy relationships know that motherhood isn’t an easy or simple process. Tolstoy may have written that “all unhappy families are alike,” but each of the families described in the three new books in this week’s book club is unique; both happy and unhappy, they are unconventional, extraordinary, and stronger for it.