Many of us either have been or will be caregivers; very likely all of us will become the cared for or already are. Mother Lode is for you. We’ve all had a mother, and Mother Lode is for you too, especially if you are a daughter—that puzzling and complicated relationship! If you are a member of a book club, I would be honored if you chose Mother Lode to read together. If you’re not a member of a book club, I encourage you to join or start one!
I’ve put together a Book Club Kit with questions to jump start your discussion, as well as a bunch of fun stuff:
A note from me.
A playlist on Spotify to accompany your gathering.
Recipes with stories (dinner, dessert?).
A signature cocktail (and ideas for others) to fortify you for your discussion.
Photos of my mother and me through 66 of my 70 years.
I would love to virtually drop by for your discussion of Mother Lode and hear your thoughts, if scheduling works! Or join you in person if you are located between Seattle and Portland. You can contact me here.
“I absolutely love the Book Club Kit. The questions posed will be a great resource in generating conversations. The way in which you bring the questions back around to the reader’s experiences will be especially powerful in that it will encourage others to tell their stories, perhaps stories they had been reluctant to share (or had no safe space in which to share them) and stories that come back to one after reading and connecting to another person’s experiences. Whether in a book club or not, the questions will be a great way for any reflective reader to read the book.”
Gayle Curtis, Ed.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate,
Teaching, Learning and Culture — Texas A&M