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VB Reads...Motherhood by the Book

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Sun, 05/19/2024 - 2:00pm
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Village Books
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225

Motherhood by the Book is led by Claire, book lover extraordinaire, mother, step-mother, and grandmother.

The book group meets on the second Sunday of every month at 2pm in the Writers' Corner on the Mezzanine at Village Books, 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 read fiction and non-fiction, older and newer titles, all with the theme of Motherhood. Join us!

Sunday, May 19, 2pm* NOTE: This is one week later than usual to avoid meeting on Mother's Day!

Brood by Jackie Polzin

Over the course of a single year, our nameless narrator heroically tries to keep her small brood of four chickens alive despite the seemingly endless challenges that caring for other creatures entails. From the forty-below nights of a brutal Minnesota winter to a sweltering summer which brings a surprise tornado, she battles predators, bad luck, and the uncertainty of a future that may not look anything like the one she always imagined.

Jackie Polzin lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband and children. Brood is her first novel.


Brood: A Novel By Jackie Polzin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593311332
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - July 26th, 2022