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Fall,  2012
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Book Recommendations

Holiday Reading & Recipe Contest

Fall Recipes in THE BOOK CLUB COOKBOOK

Your Favorite Local Bookstore


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Greetings,

As your book club picks reads for the fall and beyond, you'll find inspiration in our new book recommendations -- from an independent book store, a publisher, an author, and book clubs.

Has your group ever savored a holiday recipe connected to a book?  If so, enter our Holiday Reading & Recipe Contest.  You could win a copy of the revised edition of The Book Club Cookbook, with recipes that are perfect for fall book club gatherings.

Do you have a favorite local bookstore?  We're collecting stories of book clubs' favorite bookstores.  

Enter our Buzzing About Books giveaway contest to win a copy of Hystera or Blood Eye for your book club.
Hystera (3rd cover) Blood Eye

Happy Fall!

Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp
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BookRecs

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS
Fall Reading Ideas


This season, we offer recommendations from an independent bookstore, an author, a publisher, and book clubs.
 

Catherine the Great

The Bucks Book Ladies of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, recommend:          

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a

Woman by Robert K. Massie (Random House, 2011), Biography, 656 pages

 

"This is the story of an obscure young German princess who traveled to Russia at fourteen and rose to become one of the most powerful women in history.

The author thoroughly researched Catherine's life and presented the information in a way that was easy to follow and understand.   

"We discussed the rather bizarre way in which the Russian royal
family raised its children: for example, Catherine's children were
Ukrainian Poppy Seed Cake 
  Ukrainian Poppy Seed Cake paired with CATHERINE THE GREAT
taken away from her as soon as they were born.  A possible reason could be that at that time, many children never made it to adulthood due to disease and other causes. We also discussed Catherine's string of lovers -- her favorites, and how open the culture was to adultery, and how Catherine was even pushed to take a lover when she and her husband, Peter, weren't 'producing' an heir."

Paired with: Russian Tea Cakes, Ukrainian Poppy Seed Cake, and Caviar Deviled Eggs. 

 

More New Book Recommendations   
including: 
   

The Fall Back Plan by Leigh Stein

In One Person by John Irving

Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult

Say Her Name by Francisco Goldman 
Silver Sparrow
by Tayari Jones   
State of Wonder
by Ann Patchett

Ten Girls to Watch by Charity Shumway


 
HolidayRecipeContestHOLIDAY READING & RECIPE CONTEST

Win a copy of The Book Club Cookbook

Have you or a member of your book club served a December Glogg holiday dish connected to a book?  It might be a dish named in a book about the holidays, or a dish typically served at the holidays that was named in a book.  Either way, we want to hear about it!  

     

Send the name of the book and the recipe, and explain how they're linked.  And don't forget to tell us your name, the name of your book club, and your location. If you have a photo, please send it, too.

 

Our favorite holiday book-recipe pairing will win a copy of the revised edition of The Book Club Cookbook!

 


 
BCCBTHE BOOK CLUB COOKBOOK

Fall Recipes for Your Book Club


Book Club Cookbook Revised The revised edition of The Book Club Cookbook is chock full of book and food ideas for fall.  Consider Annie Barrows's Occupied and Non-Occupied Potato Peel Pies (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society), Abraham Verghese's Almaz's Ethiopian Doro Wot
Markus Zusak's Vanilla Kipferls from THE BOOK THIEF
(Chicken Curry) (Cutting for Stone), Jennifer Egan's Oatmeal Fudge "Refrigerator" Cookies (A Visit from the Goon Squad), and Markus Zusak's Vanilla Kipferls (The Book Thief).



FavoriteLocalBookstoreFAVORITE LOCAL BOOKSTORES    
Tell Us About Your Favorite Shop


Book Soup Do you have a favorite local bookstore?  Is there a staff member who offers reading suggestions? Are there author or book club events that you attend? Has the store had an impact on your book club and your community?   

If you love your local bookstore, tell us why!  We'll share your story in our next newsletter.   Send an email telling us about your favorite store by October 20, and be sure to include:
- your name
- the name and location of the bookstore
- the name of your book club

 


 
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