The Perfect Gift for Mom

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Need some other ideas? Check out these audiobooks that examine and celebrate motherhood!

That Kind of Mother

by Rumaan Alam

Like many first-time mothers, Rebecca Stone finds herself both deeply in love with her newborn son and deeply overwhelmed. She reaches out to the only person at the hospital who offers her any real help—Priscilla Johnson—and begs her to come home with them as her son’s nanny. Rebecca is white, and Priscilla is black, and through their relationship, Rebecca finds herself confronting, for the first time, the blind spots of her own privilege. When Priscilla dies unexpectedly in childbirth, Rebecca steps forward to adopt the baby. As she soon learns, navigating motherhood for her is a matter of learning how to raise two children whom she loves with equal ferocity, but whom the world is determined to treat differently. This is a remarkable audiobook about the lives we choose, and the lives that are chosen for us.


by Sheila Heti

In her late thirties, when her friends are asking when they will become mothers, the narrator of Heti’s intimate and urgent audiobook considers whether she will do so at all. In Motherhood, Sheila Heti asks what is gained and what is lost when a woman becomes a mother, treating the most consequential decision of early adulthood with candor, originality, and humor.

The Perfect Mother

by Aimee Molloy

They call themselves the May Mothers—a collection of new moms who gave birth in the same month. When the group’s members agree to meet for drinks at a hip local bar, something goes terrifyingly wrong: one of the babies is taken from his crib. Unfolding over the course of thirteen fraught days and culminating in an exquisite and unexpected twist, The Perfect Mother is the perfect book for our times—a nuanced and addictively readable story that exposes the truth of modern mothers’ lives as it explores the power of an ideal that is based on a lie.

And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready

by Meaghan O’Connell

This audiobook is a raw, funny, and fiercely honest account of becoming a mother before feeling like a grown up. When Meaghan O’Connell got accidentally pregnant in her twenties and decided to keep the baby, she realized that the book she needed — a brutally honest, agenda-free reckoning with the emotional and existential impact of motherhood — didn’t exist. So she decided to write it herself.

The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma’s Table

By Rick Bragg

The irresistible stories in this audiobook are of long memory — many of them pre-date the Civil War, handed down skillet by skillet, from one generation of Braggs to the next. In The Best Cook in the World, Rick Bragg finally preserves his heritage by telling the stories that framed his mother’s cooking and education, from childhood into old age. Because good food always has a good story, and a recipe, writes Bragg, is a story like anything else.

April Showers Bring May Book Specials!

May is a fun time. The world wakes back up, and we celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day. As you dig in your garden, prepare for your first barbecue of the season, or engage in some vigorous spring cleaning, try out an audiobook. As a special offer, we’ve discounted the following audiobooks all month long.


What It Is Like to Go to War

By Karl Marlantes

If you haven’t read Karl Marlantes yet, you’re in for something special. In What It Is Like to Go to War, Marlantes comes to terms—as best as he can—with his experiences in Vietnam, and the effect these experiences have had on his life.


The Last of the Doughboys

By Richard Rubin

In making The Last of the Doughboys, author Richard Rubin tracked down the last living men and women who lived through World War I. Though these veterans have all passed away now, their stories of the homefront and battles overseas live on in this book.


Beyond Band of Brothers

By Dick Winters & Cole C. Kingseed

Dick Winters commanded his company, the “Easy Company” at the Battle of the Bulge, Foy, and just outside of Munich, where they liberated a death camp. In his book, Beyond Band of Brothers, Winters, with coauthor Cole C. Kingseed, tells his and his men’s tales of World War II.


The Mexican-American War

By Jeffrey Rogers Hummel

From Blackstone Audio’s “The United States at War” series comes this examination of an oft-overlooked war. Whether you can’t quite remember what you learned in school about this point in time or if you want to dig into all the details, The Mexican-American War by Jeffrey Rogers Hummel is a great listen.


The World of the Ancient Maya

By John S. Henderson

In The World of the Ancient Maya, John Henderson leaves no stone unturned when exploring the history of the Maya. From their interesting hieroglyphics to their mastery of their hot, wet, jungle environment to their meeting of the Spanish, Henderson covers all the details.



By Joseph Stromberg

Mexico is a great addition to Joseph Stromberg’s “The World’s Political Hotspots” series. Short and to the point, Mexico centers on what makes Mexico’s history different than its North American counterparts.

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