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Motherhood by the Book is led by Claire, VB staffer, mother of a toddler, and stepmother of an adolescent. The book group meets on the second Sunday of every month at 2pm in the Book Fare Cafe for an hour of spirited discussion of books that celebrate the trials, tribulations, and rewards of motherhood, and what it means to be a mother. This group is by no means exclusive to moms with kids still at home, but much of the selection may be geared toward issues that those moms face. We will read fiction, non-fiction, and parenting books. Sun, Jan 13, 2pm Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place by Terry Tempest Williams In the spring of 1983 Terry Tempest Williams learned that her mother was dying of cancer. That same season, The Great Salt Lake began to rise to record heights, threatening the herons, owls, and snowy egrets that Williams, a poet and naturalist, had come to gauge her life by.
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Clover, A Literary Rag, Vol. 4, a robust little rag published by Norman L. Green and editor Mary Elizabeth Gillilan, brings together poetry and stories in an eclectic mix. It is a commune for the enquiring mind, with dozens of contributors, including Sam Green, David Lee, John Morgan, Peggy Shumaker, William O'Daly, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer and many more. Writers come from around the Independent Writers' Studio table and blossom north to Canada and outward across the state, and country to Ireland. Village Books is pleased to carry copies of Clover, A Literary Rag, Vol. 4. Call 360-671-2626 to obtain copies.