There’s no way to make ONE short list the perfect Mother/Daughter relationship book list, but here’s our take, 24 books culled from our own favorites as well as some crowd-sourced from our FB community. The best books to read and give when contemplating that most fundamental of relationships:

Swing Time

by Zadie Smith

My Name is Lucy Barton 

by Elizabeth Strout

The Next

by Stephanie Gangi

White Oleander

by Janet Finch

The Joy Luck Club

by Amy Tan

Bastard Out of Carolina

by Dorothy Allison

Annie John

by Jamaica Kincaid

Wild Swans

by Jung Chang

Anywhere But Here

by Mona Simpson

Hot Milk 

by Deborah Levy

Bleak House

by Charles Dickens

Fierce Attachments

by Vivian Gornick

Letter to My Daughter

by Maya Angelou

Mother Dance

by Harriet Lerner

Motherless Daughters

by Hope Edelmen

Postcards from the Edge

by Harriet Lerner

Glitter and Glue

by Kelly Corrigan

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Stephanie Staal and Nina Collins have worked together and adored each other since 1994 when they were both babies in the world of book publishing. Stephanie is a lawyer, journalist, & author of READING WOMEN, and Nina is the founder of "What Would Virginia Woolf Do?" Hillary Richard is also a lawyer and co-host of the Raging Gracefully podcast. Sidney Morss is a recent NYU grad and the youngest member of our team.