THE LITTLE BOOK OF MARY (Chronicle, $19.95) Stories of the Virgin Mary with pictures from prayer cards and missals, this is a lovely gift for any mother with a special devotion to Mary.
THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC CITY (Simon & Schuster, hd. $27.00, pb. $16.00) Denise Kiernan has brought to light a remarkable forgotten chapter of American history of the thousands of women who worked in Oak Ridge, Tennessee during WWII.
UNDER MAGNOLIA: A MEMOIR (Crown, $26.00) Frances Mayes, who brought us UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN, has revisited her childhood growing up in the South with a chaotic, loving family and the importance of place.
THE B.T.C. OLD-FASHIONED GROCERY COOKBOOK (Potter, $29.99) With text and recipes from Alexe Van Beuren and Dixie Grimes, this is a celebration of food and community with lots of love from right down the road in Water Valley.
COOKED (Penguin, $17.00) Get Michael Pollan's latest, now in paperback, and you'll receive two free tickets to see him speak on May 21st. One for you, one for Mother.
EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED FROM A LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK (Golden, $9.99) I know your mother knows everything. This is where she learned it.
DEAR MOM ACTIVITY BOOK (Knock Knock, $9.99) A directed book for kids to show how their mom is the coolest.
NATCHEZ BURNING (Morrow, $27.99) After five years, Greg Iles' latest Penn Cage novel is finally here. Stephen King says "fiendishly suspenseful." Signed copies available.