Two authors provide different perspectives on motherhood. In Carolyn Parkhurst's Harmony, the Hammond family is living in DC, where everything seems to be going just fine, until their oldest daughter, who has an undiagnosable condition, is kicked out of the last school in the area. The family turns to Camp Harmony and the wisdom of child behavior guru Scott Bean for a solution. But what they discover in the woods of New Hampshire will push them to the very limit. Told from the
alternating perspectives of both the mother, Alexandra, and her younger daughter Iris (the
book's Nick Carraway), this is a powerful story about the strength of love, the bonds of family, and how you survive the unthinkable.While a mother can be defined as a creator, a nurturer, a protector, at the center of each mother is an individual who is attempting to manage her own fears, desires, and responsibilities in different and sometimes unexpected ways. In Know the Mother, author Desiree Cooper explores the complex archetype of the mother in all of her incarnations. In a collage of meditative stories, womenNboth black and whiteNfind themselves wedged between their own yearnings and their roles as daughters, sisters, grandmothers, and wives.
More From AJC Decatur Book Festival Schedule - Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta
Dav Pilkey, the creator of the popular Captain Underpants series introduces his newest character, Dog Man, the crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!Local children's bookstore Little Shop of Stories will also announce the 2016 book for its community wide reading initiative On The Same Page.Children will have the chance for photo-ops with Captain Underpants and Dog Man. In addition, there will be lots of fun prizes and giveaways!Tickets for the Kidnote address are free but will be limited to four per person. They can be picked up at Little Shop of Stories or by calling (404) 373-6300.