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6 Audiobooks That Make Great Mother’s Day Gifts

If you’re looking for fantastic listens to give your mother, look no further. There is heartfelt fiction about relationships of all types—with friends, with parents, and with partners. There is laugh-out-loud nonfiction about the special mother-daughter bond, and sage advice from a mother-daughter duo. And, for those mothers interested in genes and ancestors, there is a fascinating look at how we pass traits on generationally.

The Ensemble
Author: Aja Gabel
Read By: Rebecca Lowman

This debut novel is a riveting look into the high-stakes, cutthroat world of musicians, and of lives made in concert. The story of Brit and Henry and Daniel and Jana, The Ensemble is a heart-skipping portrait of ambition, friendship, and the tenderness of youth.
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The Female Persuasion

Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank has been a central pillar of the women’s movement for decades. This is a novel about power and influence, ego and loyalty, womanhood and ambition.
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Mother, Can You Not?

Based on the wildly popular Instagram account @CrazyJewishMom, Kate Siegel’s essay collection lovingly lampoons the lengths to which our mothers will go to better our lives.
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Perfect Is Boring

Tyra Banks and her mother, Carolyn, get raw and real as they share what they’ve learned on Tyra’s journey from insecure preteen to supermodel and entrepreneurial powerhouse. Here they pay it forward to empower readers with a reminder that perfect really isn’t all that.
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She Has Her Mother's Laugh
Author: Carl Zimmer
Read By: Joe Ochman

Weaving historical and current scientific research, his own experience with his two daughters, and the kind of original reporting expected of one of the world’s best science journalists, Carl Zimmer presents a history of our understanding of heredity and what we can pass on to future generations.
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You Me Everything

When her son, William, was born, Jessica left Adam because of his lies, cheating, and lack of desire to be a father. Ten years later, though, Jess realizes that William needs his father, so they set off to spend the summer in France, where Adam now runs a hotel. Jess’s mission? To make Adam fall in love with his son.
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