Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Twelve notable books for lit-loving mothers

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Dell Villa tagged twelve books to give your mom this year.

One title on the list:
Dear Life, by Alice Munro

The latest short story collection from the masterful Munro, 2013 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, is a tender (and characteristically understated) evocation of all of life’s most vulnerable moments. Additionally, it’s in this collection, her 14th, that Munro has found a home for her own stories, claiming the final four of the collection to be “the first and last—and the closest—things I have to say about my own life.” In her trademark style, Munro crafts each story with just a whiff of plot, giving Mom a series of poignant narratives—ranging from bittersweet to absolutely heart-wrenching—to reflect upon long after she’s finished reading.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue