|COMING UP IN|
BOOK CLUB BUZZ
by Paul Harris
WHAT THE ZHANG BOYS KNOW
by Clifford Garstang
THE LOST ART OF MIXING
by Erica Bauermeister
|COMING UP IN |
BUZZING ABOUT BOOKS
THE WORLD WITHOUT YOU
by Joshua Henkin
Fall Reading Ideas
This season, we offer recommendations from an independent bookstore, an author, a publisher, and book clubs.
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
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family raised its children: for example, Catherine's children were
| 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.
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
HOLIDAY READING & RECIPE CONTEST
Win a copy of The Book Club Cookbook
Have you or a member of your book club served a December 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!
THE BOOK CLUB COOKBOOK
Fall Recipes for Your Book Club
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
(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).
|Markus Zusak's Vanilla Kipferls from THE BOOK THIEF|
Tell Us About Your Favorite Shop
FAVORITE LOCAL BOOKSTORES
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