We have two Yarmouth-based, pop-up shops for Mother’s Day—one at Maple’s and the other at Handy’s—where you can find some of our favorite books pre-wrapped for easy gift-giving. In case you’re not near to these shops, here’s a peek at our Mother’s Day titles just for you:
Food lovers will enjoy How to Cook a Moose by Kate Christensen. This memoir is a follow-up to Christensen’s bestselling book, Blue Plate Special. In How to Cook Moose, we find the author in the process of remodeling a new home in the West End of Portland, Maine with her partner, Brandon. During the construction, the couple becomes acquainted with Maine food purveyors, chefs and farmers. Readers will enjoy following the pair on local adventures, and learning the stories behind some of the influencers behind Maine’s burgeoning food scene. Christensen, who is also an accomplished home cook, also shares some of the recipes that were inspired by her visits.
Always in Season, by Elise Richer, considers farmers’ market finds and CSA shares for every month of the year, and provides simple recipes so there’s no longer a question about what to prepare with your produce. It’s the ideal addition to any New England kitchen library.
For moms who enjoy a good page-turner, we suggest Contentment Cove by Miriam Colwell. Set in a Maine fishing village in the 1950’s, the novel explores the lives of three women — a local shopkeeper, an artist, and a wealthy retiree. Readers will learn what happens when their lives intertwine, first pleasantly, and then tragically.
Nine Mile Bridge by Helen Hamlin takes readers on a journey through the Maine wilderness. They’ll get to know Hamlin, a teacher and the wife of a game warden, who spent three eventful years living deep in the woods near the St. John River. For moms who love the outdoors and stories of survival, Nine Mile Bridge makes a great gift.
Like our suggestions? You can find many of our books online or at your local bookseller. Best wishes to all for a wonderful Mother’s Day!