Book Bytes - News from the Book Club Cookbook
  Fall, 2008
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IN THIS ISSUE

Book Clubs Recommend

Choose a Book - Invite an Author

Reading Group Month

3-Minute Survey


QUICK LINKS

 Pairing Food and Literature

Enter Book Club Buzz

  Author Recipes

Guest Author Blog

Choose a Book - Invite an Author

3-Minute Survey


COMING UP:
FALL BOOK CLUB BUZZ CONTESTS

 
October 1

I See You Everywhere

I SEE YOU EVERYWHERE
 by Julia Glass



October 15

Olive Kitteridge

OLIVE KITTERIDGE
by Elizabeth Strout



November 1

SecretBetweenUS

THE SECRET BETWEEN US
by Barbara Delinsky



November 15

TheSharperYourKnife

THE SHARPER YOUR  KNIFE, THE LESS YOU CRY
by Kathleen Flinn



December 1

ONBORROWEDWINGS

ON BORROWED WINGS
by Chandra Prasad



December 15

Knit Two

KNIT TWO
by Kate Jacobs

 

Autumn is here - and many book clubs are preparing to meet again. You'll find new reading recommendations from book clubs to get your group off on the right page.

Are there features you'd like to see in our newsletter and on our website? Please give us feedback in our 3-minute survey.

Looking for new recipe ideas? Our online cookbook of Author Recipes is growing, with new recipes added each month.  And our Author Blog features several new guest authors each month.
 
Browse for more great titles for your club and schedule author chats through our Choose a Book - Invite an Author program. Some terrific authors have recently joined.
 
Enter the current Book Club Buzz contest to win Yael Goldstein Love's The Passion of Tasha Darsky and Jewell Parker Rhodes' Yellow Moon.

Tasha DarskyYellow Moon







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

Recommendations
BOOK CLUBS RECOMMEND
Reading Recommendations from Book Clubs

The Village Green Book Club of Los Angeles, California, recommends:

GoodIndianWife
A GOOD INDIAN WIFE
by Anne Cherian
(W.W. Norton, 2008)
320 pages


"Thi
s is the story of an arranged Indian marriage -- but it's actually the story of any ethnic group adjusting to America. An Indian immigrant, Neel, intent on 'becoming American' -- including craving a blonde wife -- gets tricked into an arranged marriage with an Indian woman with a brain. It's a love story a la Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy.

"Our book club is part of a very diverse residential community that includes people of African-American, Chinese, Armenian-American, French, and Mexican heritage.  Our discussion of the novel started there.  Cherian's story of an Indian emigree who desperately wants to be 'American' resonated with so many people.  Everyone knew a 'coconut' like Neel - someone brown on the outside, but white on the inside.  With Barack Obama running for President, the discussion jumped off from there.  We also discussed 'happily ever after' and whether there is such a thing."

More Book Recommendations



ChooseABook
CHOOSE A BOOK - INVITE AN AUTHOR

You'll notice a title change:  Invite an Author is now  "Choose a Book - Invite an Author." Many book clubs tell us they regularly use our directory for choosing books as well as to connect with authors.

We're pleased to welcome the following authors to the  program:


Douglas Bauer, Prairie City, Iowa: Three Seasons at Home
Jennifer Cody Epstein, The Painter from Shanghai
Kathleen Flinn, The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry
Elizabeth Emerson Hancock, Trespassers Will Be Baptized
Noelle Oxenhandler, The Wishing Year

These authors join our roster of terrific writers, including Rebecca Barry, Carleen Brice, Lesley Dormen Lesley KagenDeLauné MichelLaurie Viera Rigler and Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum.

Browse our complete list of available authors and their books.  And, if your book club would like to enliven your meetings with a chat with an author, contact the author directly through our website and arrange a date to speak with him or her.



WNBA

OCTOBER IS NATIONAL READING GROUP MONTH

The Women's National Book Association launches its second National Reading Group Month this October. Designed to promote reading groups and to celebrate the joys of reading, the organization is collaborating with readers, publishers, bookstores, libraries and organizations to sponsor events featuring favorite book club authors nationwide.

We're so pleased to be participating in the Boston event on October 25, and the New York event on October 27.
For information on National Reading Group Month events around the country visit the National Reading Group month website, which will launch this week.

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