Book Bytes
A Newsletter for Book Clubs Summer, 2007
In this issue, we're thrilled to offer another terrific book giveaway for your book club, along with reading recommendations for the beach and beyond.
And for kids' book clubs, our June Book Blast contest is now underway!  To celebrate The Kids' Book Club Book launch, we're giving away sets of terrific books for elementary, middle, and high school book clubs every month through the fall.  We've enjoyed hearing from you about our new book and we've also been thrilled about the excellent publicity the book has received.
Have you read anything good lately?  Please contact us with your book recommendations so we can share them with others.
Thanks and best wishes,

Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp
Co-authors of The Book Club Cookbook and The Kids' Book Club Book

The Book Club CookbookSummer Reading Ideas   from Book Clubs
The No-Name Book Club of Anchorage, Alaska recommends:
The Kids From Nowhere by George Guthridge (Alaska Northwest Books, 2006), Nonfiction, 326 pages

"In 1982, George Guthridge brought his wife and two young daughters to Gambell, Alaska, a small village on the edge of the remote blizzard-swept St. Lawrence Island
in the Bering Sea. Guthridge was there to teach at a Siberian-Yupik school.  The school district enters the students into one of the most difficult academic competitions in the nation and George resolves to coach them to a state championship.  Similar to an Alaskan version of Stand and Deliver, this is a story of triumph over adversity that provides a fascinating view of a remote Alaska Native village. Truly inspiring."

Paired with:  "Pilot Bread crackers with salmon spread and wine.  Rice is a staple in Alaskan villages, so dinner was served with rice, and flowers were put in empty cans as a centerpiece.  Dessert was baked Alaska and coffee was served with canned milk for cream."

telephoneSpeak to an Author by Phone
Our directory of authors ready to chat with your book club on the phone continues to grow. We're pleased to welcome Jewell Parker Rhodes, author of Porch Stories and Douglass' Women, to the program. Please browse our complete list of available authors and their books. You can also download our INVITE AN AUTHOR flier, which makes it easy to share details of the program with your book club. Once you've decided which author(s) you'd like to invite, contact the author(s) directly through our website and arrange a date to speak with them. We hope you'll give it a try!
In This Issue
Great Summer Reading
Invite an Author
Winter Contest Winner
Win a Set of Books
for Your Book Club
Contact us by June 30 and we'll enter your name in a contest to win free copies of Marie Myung-Ok Lee's
Somebody's Daughter, the story of a nineteen-year-old Korean-born girl adopted by a white American family as an infant,  who is determined to solve the mysteries of her past, and a Korean woman who has always longed for her lost child, who learns her daughter is searching for her.
(Limit: 15 copies per group)
Contest Winners
Linfield Ladies
Congratulations to Stephanie McKendree and the Linfield Ladies Book Club of Norcross, Georgia, winners of the winter book giveaway contest.  Each member of the group received a copy of Jane Guill's novel, Nectar from a Stone.  The group will enjoy a chat about the novel with Ms. Guill later this month