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VB Reads...Motherhood by the Book

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Sun, 07/07/2024 - 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, July 7, 2pm *NOTE: This is one week earlier than usual.

Fight Night by Miriam Toews

“You're a small thing,” Grandma writes, “and you must learn to fight.” Swiv's Grandma, Elvira, has been fighting all her life. From her upbringing in a strict religious community, she has fought those who wanted to take away her joy, her independence, and her spirit. She has fought to make peace with her loved ones when they have chosen to leave her. And now, even as her health fails, Grandma is fighting for her family: for her daughter, partnerless and in the third term of a pregnancy; and for her granddaughter Swiv, a spirited nine-year-old who has been suspended from school. Cramped together in their Toronto home, on the precipice of extraordinary change, Grandma and Swiv undertake a vital new project, setting out to explain their lives in letters they will never send.

Miriam Toews is the author of the bestselling novels All My Puny Sorrows, Summer of My Amazing Luck, A Boy of Good Breeding, A Complicated Kindness, The Flying Troutmans, Irma Voth, Fight Night, and one work of nonfiction, Swing Low: A Life. She is winner of the Governor General's Award for Fiction, the Libris Award for Fiction Book of the Year, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and the Writers' Trust Engel/Findley Award. She lives in Toronto.

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Fight Night By Miriam Toews Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781635579789
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - January 31st, 2023

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