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Book club moms give him chapter and verse on parenting

What's more important to a child's development: books or moms? Books, of course. But let's throw the moms a bone or two. They do a mostly decent job (quick, name someone who's influenced you more). And their love for reading is contagious — just one of their many motherly subterfuges, one of the sneaky ways they make us better. So I crashed one of their ubiquitous book clubs the other night, looking for thoughts on the role of reading in a kid's life, parenting in general and how they'd mother differently if they had the chance to do it all over again. Here's the setting: Betsy's backyard, on one of those SoCal patios right out of a...

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