Whether you're looking for gifts for readers or selecting new books for your group, you'll be inspired by new reading suggestions from groups around the country. Please take a moment to tell us about your book club's favorite reading this year.
Wondering what to serve at your next meeting? Check out our latest Author Recipes for dishes that connect with their books, such as Jacqueline Sheehan's Green Chile Enchilada Casserole paired with her novel Now & Then.
Authors in our Choose a Book - Invite an Author program share news about their new releases
We're looking forward to offering you terrific new titles in the 2010 Book Club Buzz contests, including Ann Mah's Kitchen Chinese and Pam Jenoff's Almost Home. Remember to enter our current contest to win a copy of Lynne Hinton's Christmas Cake.
Happy Reading and Bon Appétit!
Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp
Co-authors of The Book Club Cookbook
and The Kids' Book Club Book
BOOK CLUBS RECOMMEND
Reading Suggestions from Book Clubs
dies of the Mid Hudson Valley in Poughkeepsie, New York, recommend:
Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa (Picador, 2009), Fiction,
unanimously loved this book. We enjoyed the easy flow of the author's writing style and the
creative and clever way Ogawa addressed some very complex issues about human
relationships in simple prose. The professor's disability - loss of short term memory
- raised interesting and probing questions about relationships and stimulated much discussion.
our own growing fascination with the mathematical concepts that the professor used to both educate and communicate with people who were entirely new to him
each and every day. We noted how the housekeeper was able to
help the professor establish a bridge, from day to day, utilizing his two
passions: mathematics and baseball, creating a level of constancy in his
discussed the author's technique of not naming the characters. While Root was
the only character with a name, and a nickname at that, we felt an intimacy
with and a fondness for each of the characters. In spite of, or
perhaps because of, the professor's disability, these people were able to build
a strong, enduring family."
More New Book Recommendations
Carry Me Home by Sandra Kring
Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
The MIddle Place by Kelly Corrigan
the Earth by Ken Follett
Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776
Present by Michael
World Without End by Ken Follett
CHOOSE A BOOK - INVITE AN AUTHOR
Our Choose a Book - Invite an Author program allows you to browse for great titles for your club and schedule author chats. Remember to visit our location directory to find an author close to home who will visit your group in person.
Welcome to new members:
Lynne Hinton, Christmas Cake
Izzy Rose, The Package Deal: My (not-so) Glamorous
Transition from Single Gal to Instant Mom
NEW AND UPCOMING RELEASES
Not My Daughter by Barbara Delinsky
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister (pb)
O, Juliet by Robin Maxwell (pb)