Some of my favorite stories are about mothers, family and children, especially the ones that span generations. Here’s a list of some of the fiction books about mothers I recommend, or want to read:
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Want to read
The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center
Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
Are You My Mother? By P.D. Eastman
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Tommy’s Mommy’s Fish by Nancy Dingman Watson
This post is in memory of my mother, who passed away on October 20.
36 thoughts on “Books about mothers and children”
Nice to have you back in the blogging saddle, Barbara!
Barbara, I am so sorry for your loss … and cannot imagine what you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs xx
Thank you, Annika, for these kind words. 🙂
Make Way for Ducklings!!! I really liked Where’d You Go Bernadette–a fun read.
What a beautiful tribute to your mother, Barbara. You were a wonderful daughter to both of your parents. You weren’t kidding in your email when you said you’d be back soon. 🙂 I missed you! ❤
Hi Jill, thanks so much for this comment and for your support 🙂
Barbara, I’m so sorry about the loss of your mother. Please accept my sincerest condolences. I was thinking of my own dear departed mom on that day, as it was her birthday. Hugs. xo
Thank you, Jennifer. Our mothers are still with us in our memories.
Always and forever. xx
Aw, Barbara, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. I hope you’re doing okay. Love the list you compiled here. Thank you for sharing and take care, friend. ♥️ Hugs xoxo
Hi Mischenko, thank you for your nice comment.
So very sorry on the loss of your mother. Wonderful list of books you gathered together here. 🙂
Thank you, Linda.
Hi Barbara, I hope you are coping. This is a lovely tribute to your mother.
Hi Robbie, thank you.
My sincere condolences to you and your family. The loss of a mother, which I experienced in 2015, is a very special loss, in my case abrupt, unexpected even at age 96.
Among the books you recommend, I have read Rebecca West and Amy Tan (2 of her books). The others can be part of my to-read list. This a a beautiful tribute to your mother, who was obviously an avid reader.
Thank you, Marian, for your kind words.
This is a lovely tribute to your mom, Barbara. You have my deepest condolences. ❤️
Thank you, Marie.
I’m so sorry for your loss, Barbara. This is a lovely post. No matter how “grown-up” we may be, the loss of a parent is always deep and powerful. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Hi Lisa, yes, you put that perfectly. Thank you.
I’m so very sorry for your loss! There are few things harder than losing a mother. This post is a lovely way to honor her memory and the timelessness of family…..
Thank you, Ann. You’re right.
So sorry for your loss. I hope you find peace and comfort in the days ahead.
Thank you, Karen.
Hi. Barbara, I appreciate book recommendations. “Refugee” is now on my list. I am very, very sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Very poignant book selections, especially the sentimental favourites.
I hope you are doing ok. I didn’t say anything when the post was new–I thought you might be overwhelmed with messages. Hug to you my friend.
Thank you 🙂
This is such a lovely post and tribute to your mum. I’m sorry again for your loss. I avoided books about mothers and daughters for quite a while after my mum died but then I came back to them with greater enjoyment as they reminded me of all the happy times. If you ever feel you need a non-fiction book about loss of a mother I highly recommend Motherless Daughters by Hope Edelman, I found the book such a help when I lost my mum. Sending hugs x
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Hi and Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. I was going to do a special post featuring books about motherhood, but I’m just going to reblog this October 2019 post instead.
Lovely post, and such a nice tribute to your mother! It’s nice to see it featured for Mother’s Day!
I am sure this mothers day was hard for you, Barbara.
Hi Robbie. Thank you. It was. It was also my birthday the next day and it was a big one, so I was feeling a little down. But it’s all good now. Thanks for reading and commenting.
I am glad to know you are feeling better, Barbara.
I am. Thanks 🙂
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