5 Moving Mom-oirs

A reading list for loving and losing our mothers, and reckoning with complicated relationships.


Tap the book covers to learn more

Whether you’re a mom or have a mom, there’s something satisfying about reading accounts of other mother-child relationships—especially when they’re more troubled than your own. These true reflections on mothers and by mothers provide perspective in the best way possible: by showing alternative pathways and, by comparison, making you feel grateful for the maternal figure in your life, or your lasting memories of her.

Featured Image: Kathrin Ziegler

Get recommendations for the greatest books around straight to your inbox every week.

About Abbe Wright

Abbe Wright

ABBE WRIGHT is the Senior Editor of Read It Forward. She has written for Glamour, O, The Oprah Magazine and The Cut and tweets about books (and The Bachelor) at @abbewright.

[email_signup id="4"]