Books Elizabeth Benedict Books by Elizabeth Benedict Elizabeth Benedict has written books about: Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Fiction Parenting & Families Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Elizabeth Benedict Editor Elizabeth Benedict received this embroidered, black wool scarf from her mother. It was the last gift she got from her mom before she died. Amy Ta/NPR hide caption toggle caption Amy Ta/NPR Mother's Day What's The Most Meaningful Gift Your Mom Gave You? May 8, 2013 Many people are racking their brains to find a Mother's Day gift. But a group of women wrote about gifts their mothers gave them. Their essays are part of the book What My Mother Gave Me: Thirty-One Women on the Gifts That Mattered Most. Host Michel Martin speaks with the editor and a contributor. What's The Most Meaningful Gift Your Mom Gave You? Listen · 13:57 13:57 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/182263648/182263641" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Summer Reading: Fiction Excerpt: 'The Practice of Deceit' June 9, 2005 A man finds himself facing criminal charges when he finds out that his lawyer wife is not everything she seems, in this "beachiest of beach books" recommended by All Things Considered's book critic, Alan Cheuse.