May 5th 2010

Novel quick-picks that are perfect for mom

Sure, it might just be a book. But to an avid reader, it’s so much more. It’s an escape, a sense of relaxation and, most importantly, a perfect Mother’s Day gift.

Show mom how much you love her this Mother’s Day with a new bestseller that’s just hit the market. Buy some slippers, a mug, and a box of her favourite tea to round it out – and be sure to give it to her alongside a big hug this Sunday.

Here are some of our top choices from the latest launches:

This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection

Written by Carol Burnett
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/ $13.75

Comedienne Carol Burnett looks back at her successful career bringing the reader a part of her private life. Written in a personable manner, she tells stories of her childhood, early actress days,  game show appearances, The Carol Burnett Show, and life thereafter. In her true comedic style, Burnett reminiscences about her favourite moments, including those surrounding her friends,such as  Jimmy Stewart, Lucille Ball, Cary Grant, Julie Andrews, and more.

Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements

Written by Tom Rath and Jim Harter
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/ $15.57

This book provides the reader with a holistic point of view of what contributes to your wellbeing. Filled with research and innovative ideas for feeling better, it reveals how companies and organizations can boost their employee’s overall wellbeing. Rath and Harter outline how to improve our lives,  revealing five universal, interconnected elements that shape our lives: Career Wellbeing, Social Wellbeing, Financial Wellbeing, Physical Wellbeing, and Community Wellbeing.

Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps

Written by Dave Isay
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/ $11.68

Dave Isay celebrates the lives of American mothers, presenting an entirely original portrait of motherhood. Covering conversations among parents and children, siblings and friends, husbands and wives, and families across America, he retells stories that take us through all walks of life. From sadness to triumph, frustration to joy, we learn about the bonds between mother and child, with each story touching our heart.

The Carrie Diaries

Written by Candace Bushnell
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/ $11.10

Does mom love Sex and the City? Then she’ll really love The Carrie Diaries, a coming-of-age story of Carrie Bradshaw, the series main character. With an eclectic cast of characters, the story tells the tale of a regular girl turned insightful writer. Family, friends, and her journey are covered as she makes her way through to childhood to, eventually, her NYC home.

The Imperfectionists: A Novel

Written by Tom Rachman
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/ $13.75

Rachman’s debut novel follow along the demise of a print newspaper. Each chapter intersects lives of the men and women who work at and produce the paper,  following a cast of characters who are intriguing and engaging. The staff watches as the paper fails, but unexpected turns result in more than you may anticipate. 

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