The Mother-Daughter Book Club

The Mother-Daughter Book Club

How Ten Busy Mothers and Daughters Came Together to Talk, Laugh, and Learn Through Their Love of Reading

By Shireen Dodson; Teresa Barker

HarperCollins Publishers, Paperback, 9780060890346, 391pp.

Publication Date: March 2007


Newly revised and updated The tenth anniversary edition of the inspirational book that has brought countless mothers and daughters closer together

The Mother-Daughter Book Club is the story of a group of mothers and their daughters, and how their relationships were strengthened and changed by starting a monthly reading club. But it is also a practical step-by-step guide filled with stories, anecdotes, and reading lists that will inspire parents to start reading clubs of their own.

Shireen Dodson's message is a powerful one: Reading, learning, and sharing ideas can help nourish a daughter's confidence, strength, spirit, and independence. A reading club offers a mother the opportunity to enjoy her daughter's burgeoning mind as she moves toward womanhood. The Mother-Daughter Book Club is not merely about books. It is about mothers and daughters, girls and women, and how reading and talking enriches our relationships with one another.

About the Author
Shireen Dodson is Special Assistant to the Director, Office of Civil Rights attache U.S. Department of State. Her second book, One Hundred Books for Girls to Grow On, offers a selection of both new and classic titles, and it serves as a companion to The Mother-Daughter Book Club. She lives in Washington, D.C., and is the mother of three children.

Lynne Twist is a veteran global activist and fund-raiser living in San Francisco.