Motherhood by the Book is led by Claire, VB staffer, mother of a 7-year-old, and stepmother of an adolescent.
Authors do not usually attend.
Sunday, March 13, 2:00pmSandra has lived her life denying intimate questions about her father's suicide. Delving into research for this book, she encounters shocking truths that lead her into the abyss.
Sunday, April 10, 2:00pmA successful lawyer remembers his boyhood in Nebraska and his friendship with an immigrant Bohemian girl.
Sunday, May 15, 2:00pmMcBride paints a portrait of growing up in a black neighborhood as the child of an interracial marriage. Although raised an Orthodox Jew in the South, McBride's mother abandoned her heritage, moved to Harlem, and married a black man.NOTE: This meeting is delayed one week due to Mother's Day
Sunday, June 12, 2:00pmA young woman who has left the South returns to New Orleans several years later when her father is dying. After his death, she and her young stepmother go back to the small Mississippi town where she grew up. Alone in the old house, Laurel finally comes to an understanding of the past and herself.
Sunday, July 10, 2:00pmMarmee & Louisa paints an exquisitely moving and utterly convincing portrait of Louisa May Alcott and her mother, the real "Marmee."
Sunday, August 14, 2:00pmA dark, fantastical, multi-generational tale about a family whose patriarch is consumed by the hunt for the mythical, elusive sasquatch he encountered in his youth.