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From Square Books: Special Books for Special Moms

If you haven’t bought mom a gift for Mother’s Day yet (it’s Sunday, by the way), then Square Books is here to help! They’ve  narrowed down their huge selection of works to 10 books that are perfect for mom.
Square Books is open on the Square from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, then 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, so there’s plenty of time to stop by and pick up a special gift for the special woman in your life. (They offer complimentary gift wrapping with each purchase too!)
book1ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE (Scribner, $27)
Anthony Doerr is a masterful writer and this latest novel is as enthralling as the legendary diamond at the center of the story. We have signed copies.
book2THE LITTLE BOOK OF MARY (Chronicle, $19.95)
Stories of the Virgin Mary with pictures from prayer cards and missals, this is a lovely gift for any mother with a special devotion to Mary.
book3THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC CITY (Simon & Schuster, hd. $27.00, pb. $16.00)
Denise Kiernan has brought to light a remarkable, forgotten chapter of American history of the thousands of women who worked in Oak Ridge, Tennessee during WWII.
book4UNDER MAGNOLIA: A Memoir (Crown, $26.00)
Frances Mayes, who brought us Under the Tuscan Sun, has revisited her childhood growing up in the South with a chaotic, loving family and the importance of place.
With text and recipes from Alexe Van Beuren and Dixie Grimes, this is a celebration of food and community with lots of love from right down the road in Water Valley.
book6HOW TO TIE A SCARF (Potter, $12.95)
Scarves are de rigueur for women of a certain age these days. This elegant little book has 33 styles.
book7COOKED (Penguin, $17.00)
Get Michael Pollan’s latest, now in paperback, and you’ll receive 2 tickets to see him speak on May 21st. One for you, one for Mother.
I know your mother knows everything. This is where she learned it.
book9DEAR MOM (Knock, Knock, $9.99)
A directed book for kids to show how their mom is the coolest
book10NATCHEZ BURNING (Morrow, $27.99)
After five years, Greg Iles’ latest Penn Cage novel is finally here. Stephen King says “fiendishly suspenseful.” Signed copies available.
– Courtesy of Square Books’ Speed Reader newsletter

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