VB Reads... Motherhood by the Book

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Event address: 

1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

 

Double book meeting!

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.
 
Sunday, February 11th, 2:00pm
 
Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
 
Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister Bunny? Dr. Battista has other problems. After years out in the academic wilderness, he is on the verge of a breakthrough. His research could help millions. There's only one problem: his brilliant young lab assistant, Pyotr, is about to be deported. When Dr. Battista cooks up an outrageous plan that will enable Pyotr to stay in the country, he's relying - as usual - on Kate to help him.
 
AND
 
Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa (Whatcom Reads Pick!)
 
Grief-stricken after his mother's death and three years of wandering the world, Victor is longing for a family and a sense of purpose. He believes he's found both when he returns home to Seattle only to be swept up in a massive protest. With young, biracial Victor on one side of the barricades and his estranged father--the white chief of police--on the opposite, the day descends into chaos, capturing in its confusion the activists, police, bystanders, and citizens from all around the world who'd arrived that day brimming with hope.

Books: 

Vinegar Girl Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780804141284
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hogarth Press - March 28th, 2017

Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316386555
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lee Boudreaux / Back Bay Books - October 18th, 2016

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