Word to Your Mother

Leading up to Mother’s Day on May 13, visit Read It Forward to find heartwarming, relatable, and emotional essays. The pieces cover experiences such as a shared Kindle account bringing a parent and child together to a dying mother reading her daughter’s novel, and more. Highlights from Word to Your Mother include: 

  • Elisabeth Cohen, author of The Glitch, who reminisces about the soundtrack of her childhood—her mother’s audiobooks—and the ways listening to stories brought them together. 

  • Chloe Esposito, author of Bad, who shares a witty account of adventures in bedtime stories—one of the greatest pleasures she shares with her daughters. 

  • Liam Callanan, author of Paris by the Book, who recalls the lessons that remain with him from reading The Country Bunny with his mother as a child.

On Read it Forward you can also find bookish gift ideas for mom and a reading list of moving “momoirs” that cover loving and losing mothers, and reckoning with complicated relationships.