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  • Motherhood is complicated. Caretaker, healer, disciplinarian, coach, advocate, organizer, chauffeur, friend, college advisor, wedding planner, babysitter for grandchildren—the roles a mother plays for her children never end. As we celebrate motherhood in May, we can explore the lives of several moms through a bounty of books.

  • In April, three acclaimed books adapted for the screen will be in theaters nationwide. I asked film scholar Jonathan Sherman what kinds of books make good films. Read the books, view the films, and decide which meet Jonathan’s criteria.

  • At Gramercy Books, we call ourselves a carefully curated neighborhood bookstore. To better understand “curated,’ I asked members of my personal book club. Here’s what Ruth, Tanny, Jamie, Suzy, Joy, and Teckie thought, and how their definitions compared with us—the booksellers who do the curating.

  • I’ve been in love with books as long as I can remember. A trip to the library or bookstore continues to be a deep-seeded pleasure. After all, books are filled with answers to every question every person has ever considered. Standing inside a “house of books” feels like an adventure. No wonder I became a writer.