Gazing at the Stars, Eva Slonim’s story of surviving the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, is told with the heartbreaking innocence of a thirteen-year-old girl and the wisdom of a woman of eighty-three. Eva’s lifelong commitment to educating the world about the Holocaust is an inspiration. If your Mum is a fan of memoirs like Night by Elie Wiesel, she'll love this.
Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty by Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton's candid, hilarious and deeply affecting look at beauty, aging and the importance of staying true to yourself. If your cinema-loving Mum liked A Story Lately Told by Anjelica Huston, she'll love this.
North of Normal: My Wilderness Childhood, My Unusual Family and How I Survived Both by Cea Sunrise Person
From nature child in the Canadian wilderness to international model by the age of 13, North of Normal tells Cea Sunrise Person's story of extreme family dysfunction and ultimate triumph. If your Mum liked The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls, she'll love this.
Sh*t Asian Mothers Say by Benjamin Law and Michelle Law, illustrated by Oslo Davis.
Benjamin Law and Michelle Law, the long-suffering children of an Asian Mother, bring you the hilarious Sh*t Asian Mothers Say, featuring the wisdom of Asian Mothers the world over. If your irreverent Mum likes cheeky blogs like When Parents Text, she'll love this.
Welcome to Your New Life by Anna Goldsworthy
Welcome to Your New Life captures the shock of leaving behind the life that you know and the thrill of starting the great adventure that is parenthood. If your Mum liked A Life's Work by Rachel Cusk, she'll love this.
Quarterly Essay 53 That Sinking Feeling: Asylum Seekers and the Search for the Indonesian Solution by Paul Toohey
Paul Toohey looks at one of Tony Abbott's signature election promises: to stop the boats. Has his government succeeded? At what cost? If your politically savvy Mum liked Political Animal by David Marr, she'll love this.
Join A.J. Mackinnon, your charming and eccentric guide, on an unforgettable voyage in a boat called Jack de Crow. If your Mum liked Tracks by Robyn Davidson, she'll love this.