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.



Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World Cover Image
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
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
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
ISBN: 9780425274866
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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
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
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.