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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 decade ago

mom is 63 very old fashioned no cuss words, no nudity, what would be a good gift?

Trying to find a good book for her for Christmas. Any ideas? Who is a good author?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Sounds like my mom! :-)

    Does she have any dream vacations spots in the world? Maybe get her a travel guide, cookbook, and nonfiction book about that place and wrap it in a suitcase with some simple foods from that place.

    The Christian bookstores do have some really nice fiction about women in the Bible. "The Red Tent" was good. I don't recall the author, but there are several books like that to choose from.

    Orson Scott Card wrote some books about biblical personalities that were really nice.

  • 1 decade ago

    I'm getting my mom Mitch Albom's new book, Just One More Day, and the new John Grisham book, The Innocent Man. Of course, after she gets done I'm stealingthem and reading them myself! If she hasn't read them, a nice hardback classic such as a Jane Austen, Dickens, Shakespeare, Twain, or Dumas book, or To Kill a Mockingbird would be a nice gift.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Fannie Flagg writes some good books. She is the author of

    "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe" but there are many of her books that have a sweet, simple life storyline to them. Another good one is "Can't Wait to Get to Heaven"

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Depends what kind of books she likes, romances, history, SF, mystery? There are great book in every subject, look in amazon they have a good selection . This is the selection of the NYT for 2006

    The 10 Best Books of 2006; A Profile of Helen Vendler

    1. In Sunday's Book Review: The 10 Best Books of 2006; A

    Profile of Helen Vendler

    2. Also Reviewed This Week: Alice Munro, Alain de Botton and

    Others

    3. Essay: A Youthful Intoxication

    4. New in Stores: 'Theories of Everything,' by Roz Chast

    5. In the News: A Literary Visitor Strolls in From the

    Airport

    6. New on the Best-Seller List: 'Next,' by Michael Crichton

    7. Readers' Opinions: 'All Aunt Hagar's Children,' by Edward

    P. Jones

    Amazon's list you can see at their site.

    Top 50

    Fiction

    Nonfiction

    "Suite Francaise"

    "The Omnivore's Dilemma"

    "The Thirteenth Tale"

    "Sharp Objects"

    See the Top 50

    Literature & Fiction

    Mystery & Thrillers

    Science Fiction & Fantasy

    Debut Fiction

    See More Top 10s

    Current Events

    History

    Memoirs

    Food Lit

    See More Top 10s

    Picture Books

    Middle Readers

    Teens

    See More Top 10s

    Best Books of 2006: Customers' Favorites

    Top 50

    Fiction

    Nonfiction

    Children's Books

    "Cesar's Way"

    "The World Is Flat Updated Ed."

    "State of Denial"

    "Ultrametabolism"

    See the Top 50

    Literature & Fiction

    Mystery & Thrillers

    Science Fiction & Fantasy

    Comics & Graphic Novels

    See More Top 10s

    History

    Nonfiction

    Business & Investing

    Home & Garden

    See More Top 10s

    Picture Books

    Middle Readers

    Teens

    See More Top 10s

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  • 1 decade ago

    My mom recommends the Mitford books by Jan Karon. There are six books altogether.

    http://www.mitfordbooks.com/

    If she likes historical fiction I would recommend Eugenia Price, Grace Livingston Hill, L.M. Montgomery, and Janette Oke.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Elizabeth Peters writes in a very proper style and doesn't use bad language or nudity in any of her books.

  • 1 decade ago

    Try Chicken Soup for the Soul books. My mom loves them.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well does she like to cook, if she does then you could get her a cook book.

    Ask her what she needs and right some of the stuff down because a lot of older people like stuff they need and not so much stuff they just want.

  • momof3
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Go on line to Books by you, you can personalize her book with her name appearing in the book, and yours or another as well...Cost about 35.00, and they are really unique--Romance, Drama, Fantasy etc... My grandmother was an avid reader and always enjoyed Danielle Steele...

  • Lane
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    you've really narrowed it down without nudity or profanity, what WOULD be a good gift for a 63 y/o woman? hmmm

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