Saturday, November 24, 2012

Book Club


It's been awhile since I've had a book club post - I'm so glad that we have gotten back on track.  The last meeting before this one was in July and due to circumstances beyond our control, we were unable to get together until the end of October.  This month's read was my selection and everyone really enjoyed the book.

It was a great read and I don't want to give much away so here is what is listed on the the Amazon site:

After the unexpected death of her parents, painfully shy and sheltered 26-year-old Ginny Selvaggio seeks comfort in cooking from family recipes. But the rich, peppery scent of her Nonna’s soup draws an unexpected visitor into the kitchen: the ghost of Nonna herself, dead for twenty years, who appears with a cryptic warning (“do no let her…”) before vanishing like steam from a cooling dish. A haunted kitchen isn’t Ginny’s only challenge. Her domineering sister, Amanda, (aka “Demanda”) insists on selling their parents’ house, the only home Ginny has ever known. As she packs up her parents’ belongings, Ginny finds evidence of family secrets she isn’t sure how to unravel. She knows how to turn milk into cheese and cream into butter, but she doesn’t know why her mother hid a letter in the bedroom chimney, or the identity of the woman in her father’s photographs. The more she learns, the more she realizes the keys to these riddles lie with the dead, and there’s only one way to get answers: cook from dead people’s recipes, raise their ghosts, and ask them.

Our night together was enjoyable too as we had just all gone to a wedding from one of our members, Anne.  And our host made a delicious dessert - Apple Crisp.  When we meet in December we will be discussing  is "The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman".  I already read it... another good read!


The gang at the wedding.. we had a great time!

4 comments:

  1. That must be a good book for you post the review.

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  2. Thanks for the book review...looks like a good one. Due to being so busy the last few months I have neglected my kindle. I just bought it and can't wait to read it. Sounds like something I would like. The last book I read was Tigers in Red Weather...it was ok but not what I expected.

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  3. I've read this book and really enjoyed it too. Thanks for the suggestion of what's next on your book club's list. I'll have to look for it.

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  4. Oooo, I love food-themed books! And the cover is eye-catching. Definitely putting this one on my list. I'm actually hosting a book-themed link party tomorrow, I'd be thrilled if you linked up!!
    ~April @dimplesanddelights.blogspot.com

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