Mother-Daughter Stories Perfect for Mother’s Day

Whether you’re looking for a mother-daughter story to warm your heart or wreck your emotions, this short list is sure to have what you need. From memoir to sports, travel tale to folklore, you’re sure to find something that strikes your fancy, and maybe your mother’s as well. Maybe your daughter’s too!

Mary Kay McBrayer is the author of America’s First Female Serial Killer: Jane Toppan and the Making of a Monster. You can find her short works at Oxford American, Narratively, Mental Floss, and FANGORIA, among other publications. She hosts the podcast about women in true crime, The Greatest True Crime Stories Ever Told. Follow Mary Kay McBrayer on Instagram and Twitter, or check out her author site here.