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Which Favorite Literary Mother Is Your Mom?

By Kristin Masters. Apr 27, 2011. 1:18 AM.

Topics: Book Collecting, Rare Book Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is just around the corner in the US, and it’s time to start thinking about that perfect gift. That also got us thinking about our favorite literary moms, and what they’d love to read.

Which of these famous mothers from literature is most like your own mother? Figure it out to find a gift that’s perfectly matched!

(Little Women): Devoted, placid, and kind, Marmee embodies the grace and selflessness of motherhood. Moms like Marmee love gifts that help them nurture their families—they may not have Paula Deen’s sass, but they love to whip up a great pie. Cookbooks or crafting books are a great fit for these mothers.

Mrs. Bennett
(Pride and Prejudice): Who could forget Mrs. Bennett’s passionate desire to find suitable husbands for all her daughters? Behind Mrs. Bennett’s quirky matchmaking is her devotion to love and romance. Think a first-edition Nicholas Sparks novel or Chocolat by Joanne Harris.

Molly Weasley
(Harry Potter): Molly is undoubtedly a devoted mother. But she’s also a powerful witch, and therefore an unconventional career woman. Consider a book that ties into a favorite hobby, or a memoir by a powerful woman who is also a mother, such as Laura Bush.

Mary Poppins
: Even though Mary Poppins isn’t the biological mother of her young charges, she steps in as a strong maternal presence. Her whimsy and playfulness set her apart from other more traditional moms. If your mother shares that spark and ingenuity, consider a favorite children’s book that will bring back fond memories.

Which famously wonderful literary mothers are missing from our list? List your favorite moms from literature here in a comment.

Kristin Masters
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