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10 books to give for Mother's Day

You've probably already done the classics – try these 10 books for a gift this Mother's Day.

- Monitor Staff

3. 'The Girl Who Fell from the Sky,' by Heidi Durrow

This beautiful debut novel about a girl who tragically loses her family is harrowing at times, but it is also a sweet meditation on the power of a mother's love. Rachel Morse's mother was Danish and her father African-American. Rachel must now learn to live without her mother – although her grandmother and aunt, in their different ways, try to fill the gap – but, in many ways, Rachel's mother is with her wherever she goes.

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