A look at books about Mom.
By Mia King, $14
Mother and wife Marissa Price gives up her prestigious job in Manhattan to move to Hawaii because of her husband’s new job. But life in this supposed paradise isn’t quite what she expected, and when her marriage starts to fall apart, Marissa finds a new inner strength to move her life on to its next chapter.
I Don’t Know How She Does It
By Allison Pearson, $13.95
At work, she manages hedge funds, at home she manages two small children and a husband. Through it all, Kate Reddy manages to keep her wits about her as she moves from crisis to crisis. Pearson’s debut novel was called “delightfully fast moving” by Publishers Weekly.
By Stephen King, $8.99
When a supervirus kills more than 99 percent of the world’s population, nobody remaining has a mother with a shoulder to cry on. As the survivors separate into factions representing good and evil, the good side gets their mom figure back in the form of 108-year-old Mother Abigail, who guides them in their fight against evil.
By Louisa May Alcott, $3.95
A classic in every sense of the word, Alcott’s novel was originally published in 1868 but explores timeless themes. Marmee March is the mother of four girls and tries to shape their characters while working on her own flaws. Meanwhile, she’s serving as the head of the family while her husband is in debtors’ prison.
By Jodi Picoult, $28
Emma Hunt is a single mother of two boys, of whom one, 18-year-old Jacob, has Asperger’s syndrome. She’s sacrificed her career to act as Jacob’s caregiver, but when Jacob is accused of murder, her world comes crashing apart. She sticks with her son even when mounting evidence points to him as the culprit in this medical and courtroom drama.