Thursday, April 19, 2012

Books of the Week-April 19th

Thanks for checking out our newest feature...Books of the Week! There are seven of us and we can't keep up with the many review requests we receive, even though we'd love to read everything sent our way. Therefore, we have decided to give some books their time in the spotlight and introduce you to them through this new blog feature. We will be featuring two books a week. We hope you will take the time to check these books out. (Click the titles to find them on Amazon.) If you read them and want to write a guest blogger review for us, please e-mail us and we'll be glad to work with you!

Authors: We will let you know whether or not we'll be able to review your book upon your request, and hope you'll be interested in this feature as an alternative.

"The Divorced Lady's Companion to Living in Italy"
By Catherine McNamara

Marilyn Wade, half-Hungarian divorcee and mother of unflinching teens, moves to Milan to remap her womanhood. But sexy glamorous Milan is about as unfeeling as a Prada bag. The streets are full of mile-high models, immigrants and remarkable men in suits. Who will she meet as she acquires a taste for grappa-laced espresso in bars and learns Italian in a room with George Clooney?

Marilyn’s entanglements involve punishing grammar lessons, stolen D&G heels and kisses with astonishing views, a kinky Hong Kong benefactor and a stirring love scene set in Venice. Will she ever find herself and a way to conjugate Italian verbs?

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"The Book Club Cookbook" (2012 edition)
By Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp

Whether it's Roman Punch for "The Age of Innocence," or Sabzi Challow (spinach and rice) with Lamb for "The Kite Runner," or Swedish Meatballs and Glogg for "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," nothing spices up a book club meeting like great eats. Featuring recipes and discussion ideas from bestselling authors and book clubs around the country, this fully revised and updated edition of the classic book guides readers in selecting and preparing culinary masterpieces that blend perfectly with the literary masterpieces their club is reading.

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1 comment:

Anne R. Allen said...

Love the book spotlights. Great for browsers who are skimming by. And maybe takes some burden off your massive reading obligations? Smart move.