9 Best Books About Mothers And Daughters Update 05/2022

The mother-daughter bond may be incredibly rewarding while also posing a plethora of challenges. We’ve selected these novels because we believe that no other love compares to a mother’s, and we believe that they capture the whole range of feelings that exist between a mother and daughter. Our best recommendations for books about mother-daughter relationships cover everything from love to grief to envy and everything in between.

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

Upon learning that her daughter, Amelia, had been suspended from school for cheating, Kate panics and rushes to the school, only to uncover a catastrophe. Officials said Amelia jumped to her death. It’s difficult to believe, but Kate is overtaken with guilt and anguish over the loss. Nevertheless, when Kate receives an anonymous text saying that Amelia did not jump, she sets out to learn the truth in order to restore the memories of her daughter.

Even If Your Heart Would Listen: Losing My Daughter to Heroin by Elise Schiller

When Elise Schiller’s daughter died of a heroin overdose in 2014, her life was permanently altered. Elise began questioning the American substance-abuse treatment system after her daughter died at a treatment facility in Colorado. Her daughter had been unsuccessful in more than five programs, making it clear that there was a larger problem at hand. True to its title, Even If Your Heart Would Listen portrays the story of a mother whose devotion to her daughter is unshakeable no matter what occurs.

Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple

When Bernadette, Bee’s mother, goes missing, the family is thrown into a situation that is both comical and dramatic. In order for Bee to receive her promised vacation to the Antarctic, Bernadette had to flee the country because she is unable to deal with the prospect of going so far away. Bee is the only one who can track down her mother, and she will use all means necessary to do so, including official documents, emails, and other forms of correspondence.

Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat

After being transferred from Haiti to New York to reconcile with her mother, Sophie finds secrets that no 12-year-old should have access to. The only way for her to recover is to return to the women who nurtured her in Haiti. Edwidge Danticat’s debut novel is a tale of grace, power, and heartbreak like none other.

Confessions of a Domestic Failure by Bunmi Laditan

While attempting to be the best mother she can be, Ashley Keller isn’t doing so well. She thinks she’ll finally be the mother she’s always wanted to be after signing up for the Motherhood Better boot camp. Author of The Honest Toddler takes a look at the demands that society places on mothers and gives the idea of being a great mother doesn’t require you to be perfect.

The Daughter by Lucy Dawson

Her daughter Beth died 17 years ago because of a lack in judgment by Jess. In spite of her efforts to move on, she is aware of her responsibility for what happened, and she expects to feel a lifetime of guilt as a result of it. With her new family, the past will inevitably follow Jess. She worries the implications of the secret she has kept for so long. If you’re a fan of psychological thrillers, this is the book for you.

Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou’s memoir Mom & Me & Mom tells the narrative of her relationship with her mother. Maya and her brother were moved to live with their grandmother when they were three years old. She tells how she and “Lady” (her mother), reconciled a decade later and learned to find the right amount of love/respect for a long-term relationship.

White Oleander by Janet Fitch

At first, Astrid looked up to her intelligent and beautiful mother, but when Ingrid is convicted of murder and sent to prison, everything changes for her. She is placed in foster care, where she must adapt to a new environment and learn new rules at each new residence. Oprah Winfrey chose White Oleanderas as a book club option and narrated the audio CD because of Astrid’s commitment to learn to live motherless.

No More Perfect Moms: Learn to Love Your Real Life by Jill Savage

This honest parenting book by Jill Savage helps mothers realize that they are not alone in their battle. No More Perfect Parents is a guide for moms who want to develop and accomplish their realistic hopes, discover the beauty of their own lives, and have the freedom to embrace their imperfectly perfect selves.

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