|COMING UP IN|
BUZZING ABOUT BOOKS
by Kimberly Cutter
THE TIGRESS OF FORLI
by Elizabeth Lev
CHRISTMAS IN SUGAR CREEK
by Shelley Shepard Gray
BOOK CLUBS RECOMMEND
Reading Suggestions from Book Clubs
More New Book Recommendations
Thursday Night Readers of Eugene, Oregon, recommend:
My Teenage Werewolf: A Mother, A Daughter, A Journey Through the Thicket of Adolescence by Lauren Kessler (Viking Adult, 2010), Nonfiction, 256 pages
"In this book, the author shadows her daughter, Lizzie, for about a year when Lizzie is in middle school. The author works hard to understand exactly what her daughter is experiencing while reflecting on her own teen years. Our club loved it. We discussed how our own lives are like Lauren's (the author) and Lizzie's and how things have changed since we were in middle school. We pondered whether Lauren had done the 'right' thing, and what other options she might have had in certain situations. And we asked ourselves: In what ways did this experience strengthen their relationship, and in what ways might it have harmed them?"
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Live Again by L.R. Giles
One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
TELL US WHAT YOU'RE READING
Book Recommendation Contest
Win a copy of Table of Contents for your book club! Send us a brief book recommendation for a title your group has read and enjoyed, and you'll be entered into a contest to win a copy of Table of Contents.
The book recommendation must include:
1. A short description (a sentence or two) of the book's plot
2. A mention of any topics that came up during your discussion
3. The name of your group (if you have a name) and the city and state where you're located
Simply send your recommendation by October 31 and we'll enter you in the contest. We look forward to hearing from you!
TELL US WHAT YOU'RE PLANNING
Ideas for the Holidays
Does your book club have any special holiday traditions? Preparing a sumptuous feast, doing a project to benefit the community, or perhaps selecting holiday themed reading? Are you planning book club holiday festivities for the first time? Please tell us about your book club's traditions or future holiday plans. Be sure to include your group's name, if you have one, and location. We'll share your ideas in our December issue of Book Bytes.
FALL BOOK FESTIVALS
Meet Your Favorite Book Club Authors
We look forward to sharing samples of delicious fall recipes from our author cookbook, Table of Contents, at the Concord (Massachusetts) Festival of Authors on October 22. Featured authors Anita Diamant, Julia Glass, and Margot Livesey will sign books as readers sample the foods paired with their books in Table of Contents. If you live in the Boston area, please stop by!
Some of the finest literary voices will speak at Jewish book festivals throughout the country this fall. We're thrilled to co-sponsor the Boston Jewish Book Fair, running throughout the year and featuring novelists Julie Orringer, Jennifer Haigh, and Dani Shapiro.
To find an event in your area, visit the Jewish Book Council website.
THE BOOK CLUB COOKBOOK
Revised and Updated
We're excited to announce that the second edition of The Book Club Cookbook will be released in late winter. Featuring twenty new titles and recipes -- including Sara Gruen's Oyster Brie Soup paired with Water for Elephants, Abraham Verghese's Almaz's Ethiopian Doro Wot (Chicken Curry) paired with Cutting for Stone, and Chorizo and Potato Spanish Tortilla Bites paired with The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón -- this updated edition will inspire your book club.