Find the Perfect Book for Mom this Mother’s Day

A Death at the Party by Amy Stuart

Bestselling author Amy Stuart’s A Death at the Party is less of a whodunit and more of a why-dunit. Set over the course of a single day during an elaborate garden party, this stunning novel shows how a family drama devolves and rumors twist until they result in doting wife, mother, and daughter Nadine standing over a dead body in the cellar. If your mother loves books by authors like Lisa Jewell, Ashley Audrain, and Lucy Foley, you’ll definitely want to pick this one up as the perfect gift this Mother’s Day. A Death at the Party is a tense, literary thriller filled with secrets, haunting memories, and an exquisite twist ending.

Kitchen Bliss by Laura Calder

If your mother loves cooking up a feast and sharing her favourite recipes with loved ones, then you’ll want to pick up James Beard Foundation Award– and Taste Canada Award–winning author Laura Calder’s Kitchen Bliss. This book is a warm, funny, and pragmatic collection of stories and recipes that reveal how cooking, feeding, and home-keeping can magically restore balance and calm in our out-of-sync lives. A reflection on how and why the kitchen and the dining table have held such an important place in her life, Laura Calder’s Kitchen Bliss will be the new staple on your mom’s shelf.

The Secret Book of Flora Lea by Patti Callahan Henry

For the historical fiction loving mom, you won’t go wrong with this captivating read from the New York Times bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis. Following a woman who stumbles across a mysterious children’s book that holds secrets about her missing sister and their childhood spent in the English countryside during World War II, The Secret Book of Flora Lea is a poignant reminder of the magical power of stories to draw us together—and ultimately bring us home.

For more book recommendations, visit Simon & Schuster Canada’s Mother’s Day reading list and find the perfect gift to give!