Books Mom Will Love

We know she can be hard to shop for, so we've found titles from all types of genres that make great gifts for Mother's Day, her birthday and anytime of the year.
The Widows of Eastwick by John Updike

The Widows of Eastwick

320 pages; Knopf
If wit is a form of witchcraft, igniting sparks from airy nothingness, concocting a peppery brew of words, then John Updike's powers are undiminished. In The Widows of Eastwick (Knopf), a mischievous updating of his 1984 novel, The Witches of Eastwick, three newly husbandless, elderly, witchy (rhymes with...) women regroup to tour far-off lands, then return to the coastal Rhode Island town once cursed by their youthful crimes of passion. In wickedly glinting sentences, Updike explores the distinctly unmagical humiliations of advancing age and the prickly temptations of sin.
— Cathleen Medwick