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Summer, 2014
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June 


FOUR WEDDINGS AND A KISS
by Robin Lee Hatcher, Margaret Brownley,
Debra Clopton, and Mary Connealy

COMING UP IN
BOOK CLUB BUZZ

June 16
  
THE DEVIL IN THE MARSHALSEA
by Antonia Hodgson

COMING UP IN
BUZZING ABOUT BOOKS

June 19



COME LANDFALL
by Roy Hoffman






DIAMONDS IN THE SKY
by M.A. Harper



July



CHINESE COOKING FOR DIAMOND THIEVES
by Dave Lowry



August
 
 THE MOUNTAINTOP SCHOOL FOR DOGS AND OTHER SECOND CHANCES
by Ellen Cooney



Greetings,

In this issue, you'll find new book recommendations from book clubs, a book store and a
Roasted Tomato Sauce from NPR's Kathy Gunst
publisher, along with terrific summer recipes -- a sparkling beverage and a summer tomato sauce -- to pair with two of these titles.

This month, public radio's The Takeaway launches a new book club featuring book clubs discussing their selections on the air. Your club might want to join in as listeners or a featured group.

We offer tips for youth book clubs in the June issue of Working Mother magazine. Check it out!

Enjoy the summer,

Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp
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BookRecs

BOOK CLUBS RECOMMEND
Reading Suggestions from Book Clubs


Read 'Em and Eat of Port Angeles, Washington, recommends:

My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey

by Jill Bolte Taylor (Viking, 2008), Nonfiction, 192 pages  

 

"We had a very lively discussion of My Stroke of Insight. Most members of 

 the group had watched at least one of Jill Bolte Taylor's TED talks to round out our experience of the book. We felt the book was more educational than literary. Several of us have worked in health care and shared some of our experiences with stroke patients and the health care system in general. As well as making us more aware of recognizing stroke symptoms, the book initiated discussion about the importance of gathering and nurturing groups of friends at times of physical stress and illness, now that not everyone has families to care for us. We thought that the book would be helpful to anyone working in health care, and in the larger sense, it made us all more sensitive to dealing with all types of people on the level where they exist."   

 

The Postcomers Book Club of Wellesley, Massachusetts, recommends:      

The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin (Harper, 2012), Fiction, 448 pages

  

"The story of a solitary orchardist who provides shelter to two runaway teenage girls in the American West, this book offered an incredible description of the orchard and the surrounding country. The author involved the reader as if we worked in the orchard and characters were so well described that the reader is drawn in. We expected that when these two young girls arrived, everyone would fall into happy family life. It was a book with many twists and turns."  

 

Served with: Gingered Apple Fizz

 

"We mixed a non-alcoholic drink with Shrub Apple Fennel Natural Fruit Syrup -- fruit syrup preserved with vinegar that is a base for cocktails and beverages -- to highlight the apples grown in the orchard. It can also be served as a cocktail with vodka or gin."

 

More New Book Recommendations    

Including:

Bellweather Rhapsody
by Kate Racculia
Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, The Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King  
Notes from a Maine Kitchen: Seasonally Inspired Recipes by Kathy Gunst


HolidayRecipes

THE TAKEAWAY LAUNCHES NEW BOOK CLUB
Book Clubs Discuss Novels on National Radio Show   

 

As part of a new reading series, The Takeaway Book Club from Public Radio International and WNYC is showcasing unique book clubs around the country. Six novels will be discussed on the air every two weeks -- each by a different book club -- beginning Wednesday, June 11, 2014. 

 

"We're experimenting with different ways of covering books on the show," says Takeaway producer and book critic Mythili Rao.

"We always get an incredible response when we ask listeners about books they care about," explains Rao, "and we're looking for new ways to encourage that kind of engagement with the show."

 

Rao adds that the show wants to maintain the community feeling of a book club, but with a national reach. Listeners can send questions and comments during the broadcast.

 

All of the book club titles are contemporary American fiction, says Rao, and involve stories about families, friendships and relationships.  The first title in the series is To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris. 

   

Your book club has a chance to be  featured on a show this summer. For more information about nominating your club, the schedule, and series book titles, visit The Takeaway Book Club website.

 


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