Love in a Time of Homeschooling: A Mother and Daughter's Uncommon Year

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Harper Collins, Apr 6, 2010 - Education - 272 pages

“In a world where ‘homeschooling’ is so often misunderstood, discounted, and even ridiculed, Laura Brodie offers a clear-eyed view and makes a valuable contribution to the literature on the subject. This is necessary reading for anyone with an interest not just in homeschooling but in education generally.”
— David Guterson

“As a parent involved in homeschooling, I highly recommend this book. It’s timely, beautifully written, and must reading for anyone who has ever wondered what homeschooling is all about.”
— James Grippando, author of Money to Burn

Humorous and heartfelt, this charming memoir tells of a year-long experiment in homeschooling in which the author decides to give her ten-year-old daughter a sabbatical from homework hell and the vicissitudes of one-size fits all traditional public school days.


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LOVE IN A TIME OF HOMESCHOOLING: A Mother and Daughter's Uncommon Year

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Brodie (English/Washington and Lee Univ.) home-schools her daughter for a year, with engaging, unpredictable results.The author had no religious or philosophical objection to the public-school system ... Read full review

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Brodie homeschooled her oldest daughter, Julia, for a year because she just didn’t thrive in an overly structured school environment. Brodie uses the first few chapters of her book to introduce us to ... Read full review


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Laura Brodie is the author of Breaking Out: VMI and the Coming of Women and the novel The Widow's Season. She lives in Lexington, Virginia, with her husband and three daughters, and teaches English at Washington and Lee University.

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