VB Reads...Motherhood By the Book

Motherhood by the Book is led by Claire, VB staffer, mother of a 7-year-old, and stepmother of an adolescent.

The book group meets on the second Sunday of every month at 2pm on the mezzanine level, next to our poetry section and near 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. We will read fiction and non-fiction, older and newer titles, all with the theme of Motherhood.  Join us!

Authors do not usually attend.

 


 

Glitter and Glue: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345532855
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 17th, 2015

Sunday, September 11, 2:00pm
 
A memoir that examines the bond--sometimes nourishing, sometimes exasperating, occasionally divine--between mothers and daughters.


My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501115073
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Published: Washington Square Press - April 5th, 2016

Sunday, October 9, 2:00pm
 
When seven year old Elsa's grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has wronged, Elsa's greatest adventure begins.


For You Mom, Finally Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780143117346
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Published: Penguin Books - April 6th, 2010

Sunday, November 13, 2:00pm
 
Ruth Reichl's openhearted investigation of the life of a woman she realizes she never really knew: her mother.


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Be Frank with Me Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062413727
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Published: William Morrow & Company - September 6th, 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2:00pm
 
A heartwarming story of a mother and son, and the intrepid young woman who is pulled into their unforgettable world.


Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143123255
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Published: Penguin Books - August 29th, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2:00pm
 
In the 1950s, twenty-two-year-old Jenny Lee leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in London's East End slums.


The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781616203153
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Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - May 7th, 2013

Sunday, February 12, 2:00pm
 
After a great loss, a teenager with muscular dystrophy and his caregiver venture out in a hair-raising road trip across the American West.


Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780609809549
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Published: Broadway Books - May 28th, 2002

Sunday, March 12, 2:00pm
 
At the age of forty-eight, on the verge of a divorce, Rita left an elegant life in L.A. to follow her dream of connecting with people in cultures all over the world.


Timber Rose Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781493709816
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Published: Createspace - November 19th, 2013

Sunday, April 9, 2:00pm
 
Caroline Symington comes from a prominent family in Portland, Oregon. Much to her family's dismay, she's more interested in hiking outdoors and exploring the freedoms of a 1907's New Woman than fancy parties and money. She plans to marry on her own terms, not her parents. When she falls in love with Bob Alford, an enterprising working-class man who loves the outdoors as much as she, little does she know how sorely her theories will be tested.


My Life on the Road Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345408167
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Published: Random House Trade - August 23rd, 2016

Sunday, May 7, 2:00pm
 
Gloria Steinem, a writer, activist, organizer, and inspiring leader, now tells a story she has never told before: a candid account of her life as a traveler, a listener, and a catalyst for change.
 
***Note: This meeting is one week early due to Mother's Day***


Big Little Lies Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425274866
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Published: Berkley Books - August 11th, 2015

Sunday, June 11, 2:00pm
 
  A brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.


Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780544811904
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Published: Mariner Books - October 18th, 2016

Sunday, July 9, 2:00pm
 
The revelatory, poignant story of Rosemary Kennedy, the eldest and eventually secreted-away Kennedy daughter, and how her life transformed her family and an entire nation.


Flight Behavior Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062124272
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 4th, 2013

Sunday, August 13, 2:00pm
 
  A riveting story about a young wife and mother on a failing farm in rural Tennessee who experiences something she cannot explain.