Five Great Books for Mother’s Day
From narrative cookbooks to engaging memoirs to fantastic fiction, these titles make for the ideal Mother’s Day gifts — whether you them give away or to yourself for some much deserved you-time.
Kerosene Curry by Cindy Ryan grew out of the time Ryan spent in the slums of Mumbai visiting her son’s charity The Dirty Wall Project. Ryan chronicles her interactions with the local women, huddled over the kerosene burners in the lane ways of the community, sharing their stories, recipes and photos of the community they call home. Proceeds from the cookbook go to The Dirty Wall Project.
In Mary Coin, Marisa Silver uses Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother” photograph, an iconic image of the Great Depression, as the inspiration for a fictional exploration of this time in history. Three viewpoints bring the era to life: Walker Dodge, a present-day professor of cultural history; Vera Dare, a polio-stricken photographer who shoots portraits of people in poverty; and Mary Coin, the subject of the famous photograph.