Books for those who have been Mothered…and for Mothers, too
Lots of things happen in May, from graduations to the first visit to the Shore. And there’s Mother’s Day of course. Whether or not you are a mother, one of these books might appeal to you.
The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His Mother by James McBride. Engaging for readers of all colors, this memoir is a vivid portrait of growing up, a meditation on race and identity, and a lyrical valentine to a mother from her son.
The Mother’s Songs: Images of God the Mother by Meinrad Craighead. Art and spiritual journey combine in this unique book illustrated with the author’s visualization of the mothering aspects of God’s love.
Self-Nurture: Learning to Care for Yourself as Effectively as You Care for Others by Alice Donmar. Distinguished from other books on managing women’s stresses by Domar’s expert credentials and the respect, collegiality and purpose with which she addresses her audience, this book persuasively argues that all women should commit as much effort to their own creative, emotional and spiritual self-care as they do to the needs of others (excerpted from Publisher’s Weekly review)
And for younger readers, Homecoming by Cynthia Voight. A classic that follows four children abandoned by their unstable mother. To avoid being separated by foster care, they forge on to find and give the nurturing and love they need.
Mark your calendar for our next book club meeting on July 17 at 7 pm. We’ll be discussing A Promise of Ruin by Cuyler Overholt. All are welcome.
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