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Mother’s Day 2016: Top 5 Recommended Reading List

Mother’s day is coming up soon, and although moms (and dads) only get one official day a year, we all know they deserve so much more. In honour of the mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers, aunts and uncles, and women and men who hold us all together, here are five books that feature and celebrate mothers, fathers, and families of all shapes and sizes.


Her Paraphernalia

Her Paraphernalia: On Motherlines, Sex/Blood/Loss and Selfies 

By Margaret Christakos

“I have never before had such physical access to my mother. To be with her in this debacle is to have her and be had by her, an original phase of my life as a woman, daughter and girl. I glimpse a palpable umbilical rope that moves from the middle of my body through the middle of hers and which extends toward the other women of her lineage, from whom I am descended, but with whom I felt little attachment or identity.”

—From Her Paraphernalia: On Motherlines, Sex/Blood/Loss and Selfies


Double Teenage 

By Joni Murphy

“This is a world with mothers and women who remind you of your mother.”

—From Double Teenage

One Hundred Days of Rain

One Hundred Days of Rain

By Carellin Brooks

“So she doesn’t expect mercy today. But he says it’s fine, waves a hand. Settle up with me later. She sits back down, indignation leaking from her pricked. Unfamiliar, this curdling mix of outrage and gratitude. Outside the windows, what else, rain.”

—From One Hundred Days of Rain

 9781771662307My Dinosaur

By François Turcot, translated by Erín Moure

“It was my dinosaur wedged in the folds of his own time.”

—From My Dinosaur 


Grand Menteur

By Jean Marc Ah-Sen

“My father did at one point take on for me greater proportions than existence willingly allowed him, stretching through his exertions the limits of life through dishonesty and a mastery of language.”

—From Grand Menteur


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