Motherhood: Everyone has an opinion about how it should be done, but fewer people know how to do it well. And those who do it well all seem to do it differently. To honor our moms, we list 10 books this week for 10 different kinds of reading moms. A book is a thoughtful way to give something personal that won’t bankrupt you. And the books in this week’s list are certain to start a conversation between you and the woman who put you here in the first place.
THE HEARTBREAK OF AARON BURR
"A short but thrilling page-turner. Brands burrows into Burr's psyche and exposes his failings as he details the outstanding talents that were so sadly wasted."
Most schoolchildren can tell you that Aaron Burr killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel. Brands (History/Univ. of Texas; The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield, 2012, etc.) chronicles the story of the downward trajectory his fortunes endured thereafter. Read full book review >