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Summer Book Clubs

Summer is a great time to gather friends for a book club. Invite moms from your neighborhood, MOPS group or church to be refreshed as you read and discuss together. Each Tuesday in July, starting July 9, connect with Alexandra on the MOPS blog and discuss The Artist's Daughter.

Wondering why and how to participate in the book club? Check out Alexandra Kuykendall's introduction to the book club on YouTube.

Share your own life story as you read and discuss another mom’s story in The Artist’s Daughter: A Memoir. This is a great way to prepare for the 2013-14 MOPS theme - A Beautiful Mess: Embrace Your Story.

When Alexandra Kuykendall became a mother, she knew she had to go back to the beginning. To that hot July afternoon in Barcelona when she met her father for the first time. The only daughter of a single, world-traveling mother and an absent artist father, Alexandra embarks on a soul-searching trip into the past to make sense of the layers of her life – both the memories she experience and the ones she wished for.


The Artist’s Daughter will take you on a journey of discovery through childhood, marriage and motherhood. Through short vignettes full of both wonder and heartache, Alexandra seeks answers to three life-defining questions: Am I lovable? Am I loved? Am I loving? This revealing and refreshing story will push you toward those answers for yourself as it changes your heart.

Available in paperback or e-book from MOPShop. Or buy in bulk for your book club at 50% off cover price using coupon code MOPS13.

Come back to this page in July for content from Alexandra to use in your book club.  Download a study guide to plan your book club. Questions are also in the back of the book.

Meet Alexandra

Alexandra Kuykendall lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband Derek and their four daughters. She is on staff at MOPS International (Mothers of Preschoolers) where she is a regular contributor and consulting editor to various publications and a frequent speaker for the organization. While she spends most days buckling and unbuckling car seats and trying to find a better solution to the laundry dilemma, she manages to snatch minutes here and there to write about the quest for purpose in it all. 

Connect with Alexandra on Facebook and Twitter.