In recognition of Women’s History Month in March, we are reading What We Carry
by Maya Shanbhag Lang.
We hope you’ll join us on the last Sunday of the month for virtual brunch: RSVP here
About the book:
Maya’s mother had always been a source of support—until Maya became a mother herself. Struggling to understand this abrupt change in her mother’s behavior while raising her young child, Maya searches for answers and soon learns that her mother is living with Alzheimer’s. Unable to keep track of the stories she once told her daughter—stories about her life in India, why she immigrated, and her experience of motherhood—Maya’s mother divulges secrets about her past that force Maya to reexamine their relationship. It becomes clear that Maya never really knew her mother, despite their close bond. What We Carry is a memoir about mothers and daughters, lies and truths, receiving and giving care, and how we cannot grow up until we fully understand the people who raised us