Book Group to Explore Ordeals of a Maid

by Larry Scott

Martha’s Book Group will discuss Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive at their October 11 meeting. The author, Stephanie Land, worked as a maid while existing on food stamps and raising a child as a single parent. The discussion will start at 4 p.m. at the Bay Club.

Land’s best-selling memoir was published in 2019 and features Port Townsend as a backdrop. In relating her experiences working for minimum wage, she exposes the hypocrisy of what minimum wage and food stamps can actually buy in contemporary society.

Martha’s Book Group meets monthly on the second Tuesday at the Bay Club. Members select the ongoing roster of books, which are not restricted by genre. The November selection is David Grann’s, Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. Contact Sarah Schuch at bookclub|||plvoice|||org|||Book Club Infofor questions or the list of books for upcoming discussions.