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Tue, May 19


Play Grounds Family Café

May Book Club - DAY

Join us on May 19 for a lively discussion about THE MOTHERS. Bring your kids!

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May Book Club - DAY
May Book Club - DAY

Time & Location

May 19, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Play Grounds Family Café, 15715 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107, USA

About the event

Bring your kids and we'll talk about the book while they play in this book club meeting!

We'll end the year with THE MOTHERS, an incredible title by debut author Brit Bennett. Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett’s mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother’s recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor’s son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it’s not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance—and the subsequent cover-up—will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth. As Nadia hides her secret from everyone, including Aubrey, her God-fearing best friend, the years move quickly. Soon, Nadia, Luke, and Aubrey are full-fledged adults and still living in debt to the choices they made that one seaside summer, caught in a love triangle they must carefully maneuver, and dogged by the constant, nagging question: What if they had chosen differently? The possibilities of the road not taken are a relentless haunt. In entrancing, lyrical prose, The Mothers asks whether a “what if” can be more powerful than an experience itself. If, as time passes, we must always live in servitude to the decisions of our younger selves, to the communities that have parented us, and to the decisions we make that shape our lives forever. For more about the book:   

The LECPTA Book Club meets bi-monthly, hosting an afternoon and evening conversation about the same title. The afternoon discussions are designed for members to bring their children; the evening chats are adult-only. Playgrounds Cafe asks that each person purchase an item.

The Lakewood Public Library has extra copies of this title to make your life easier. 

Questions? Contact host Brandi Larsen at


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