One of the many things I am grateful for is my love of books and reading. I credit my mom with this love because I grew up watching her fill her leisure hours reading, and because our house was always filled with books (books, books everywhere just like my house now). This weekend as we celebrate Mother’s Day, I thought it would be fun to swirl books, reading and mothers together to create a short list of unforgettable mothers in literature. Take a look at the list below. Perhaps you’ve already met these mothers, and if so, you know that they range from heavenly (like my mom) to warped. But one thing they all exhibit is the very thing that mothers are known for…love. If you haven’t met these mothers or if you want to reacquaint yourself with these women, this is a great weekend to pick out a book, kick back and enjoy!
Happy Mother’s Day!
“What Came Before He Shot Her” by Elizabeth George
“Voodoo Dreams” by Dr. Jewell Parker Rhodes
“The Living Blood” by Tananarive Due
“Dolores Claiborne” by Stephen King
“A Worn Path” in the collection “A Curtain of Green” by Eudora Welty
“Some Soul to Keep” by J. California Cooper
“The Book of Ruth” (Bible) inspired by God