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  Winter, 2009
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Book Clubs Recommend

Choose a Book - Invite an Author


QUICK LINKS

Enter Book Club Buzz

Author Recipes

  Choose a Book - Invite an Author

Novel Noshes




COMING SOON:
BOOK CLUB BUZZ CONTESTS


  February  15

Kitchen Chinese

KITCHEN CHINESE
by Ann Mah


March 1

Almost Home

ALMOST HOME
by Pam Jenoff


 
Greetings,

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.

 
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Happy Reading and Bon Appétit!

Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp

Co-authors of The Book Club Cookbook
and
The Kids' Book Club Book

Recommendations

BOOK CLUBS RECOMMEND
Reading Suggestions from Book Clubs



Literary LaHousekeeperand Professordies of the Mid Hudson Valley in Poughkeepsie, New York, recommend:
 

The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa (Picador, 2009), Fiction, 192 pages
 
"Our group 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.

"We discussed 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 life. 
 
"We also 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

Including:

Carry Me Home by Sandra Kring
Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
The MIddle Place
by Kelly Corrigan
Pillars of the Earth
by Ken Follett
Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776    
      to the Present
by Michael B. Oren
World Without End
by Ken Follett


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CHOOSE A BOOK - INVITE AN AUTHOR
Author News


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


They join our existing roster of terrific writers,
including Katharine Davis, Kathleen FlinnKelly Simmons and many others.

NEW AND UPCOMING RELEASES

January

Not My Daughter by Barbara Delinsky

The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister (pb)

February

O, Juliet by Robin Maxwell (pb)





 
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