Wonderful Reads for Mom (and You)

Be sure to check out these four fabulous reads—all now in paperback— about family and home and connection in their many forms. Use the discount code FLOWERS for 20 percent off these books on Workman.com:

Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui: This Time and NPR best book of 2020 is “a fascinating and beautifully written love letter to water. I was enchanted by this book.” —Rebecca Skloot, bestselling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Afterlife by Julia Alvarez: The National Medal of Arts honoree brings us a resonant novel, full of insight and sly humor, about immigration and sisterhood. “A sweeping tour de force . . . One of the most significant Latina writers of her time.”Entertainment Weekly

Hieroglyphics by Jill McCorkle: This “deeply appealing” (People) novel deconstructs and reconstructs what it means to be a father or a mother, and to be a child trying to know your parents. (Check out the motherly advice below from Lil, one of the main characters.)  “A bard of Southern fiction weaves a layered tale around a married couple who retire from Boston to North Carolina amid a beehive of secrets.” —Oprah Daily

The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai: Vivid, gripping, and steeped in the language and traditions of Việt Nam, this international bestseller brings to life the human costs of this conflict from the point of view of the Vietnamese people themselves, while showing us the true power of kindness and hope.”Absorbing, stirring.” —The New York Times Book Review

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