Mom's The Word

The moment when a daughter discovers that her mother's so much more than a mother is pivotal. It also makes for a delightful summer read. Such is the case with Meg Waite Clayton's charming novel The Wednesday Daughters.

It's a follow-up to Clayton's bestseller The Wednesday Sisters, which told the story of a group of friends coming of age before feminism's second wave and how the times impacted their lives and their families. Their daughters come to the fore uncovering their mamas' coded secrets in this new work, which the author will present at Poisoned Pen, 4014 North Goldwater Boulevard, on Thursday, July 25.

Admission to the 7 p.m. signing is free. The hardcover book costs $26. Visit or call 480-947-2974.

Thu., July 25, 7 p.m., 2013