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.



The Optimist's Daughter Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679728832
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Published: Vintage Books USA - August 11th, 1990

Sunday, June 12, 2:00pm
A 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.

Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451620672
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 19th, 2013

Sunday, July 10, 2:00pm
Marmee & Louisa paints an exquisitely moving and utterly convincing portrait of Louisa May Alcott and her mother, the real "Marmee."

The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac Cover Image
ISBN: 9781627791991
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Published: Holt McDougal - January 27th, 2015

Sunday, August 14, 2:00pm
A 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.