July 2018
Book Club Daily
Featuring giveaways and book-inspired menu ideas from authors

Dear Reader,

Summer is the perfect time to unwind and catch up on your fiction, and our July selections will keep you entranced.

The New York Times calls The Great Believers , Rebecca Makkai's dazzling new novel of friendship and redemption set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris, "a page turner."

Named a Summer Must-Read by TIME, The Village Voice , The Wall Street Journal , and more, Lillian Li's debut novel Number One Chinese Restaurant explores the complex lives and loves of people working in a beloved family-owned eatery.

Fans of S arah’s Key  and  The Nightingale , will enjoy Ann Mah's  The Lost Vintage  about a woman who returns to her family’s ancestral vineyard in Burgundy and unexpectedly uncovers a lost diary, an unknown relative, and a secret her family has been keeping since World War II.

Elyssa Friedland's  The Intermission  pulls back the curtain on a seemingly happy marriage, asking how much do we really know--and how much should we want to know--about the people we love the most? And community bands together to help a struggling diner in Louise Miller's  The Late Bloomers’ Club , a bout two headstrong sisters, a small town's efforts to do right by the community, and the power of a lost dog to summon true love.

Two psychological thrillers will also keep you turning pages: Entangle yourself in   In the Vines , set on a lavish Atlantic-side estate, and journey to a tropical paradise with three estranged friends in the chilling  Girls' Night Out .
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Enjoy!

Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp
JUNE BOOK CLUB PICKS
THE INTERMISSION
Elyssa Friedland
Berkley
Fiction
Told from the alternating perspectives of a husband and wife who both have something to hide, this incisive novel pulls back the curtain on a seemingly-happy marriage, posing the question: how much do we really know—and how much should we want to know—about the people we love the most?
NUMBER ONE CHINESE RESTAURANT
Lillian Li
Henry Holt & Co.
Fiction
When disaster strikes the Beijing Duck House, the Han family’s controlled chaos is set loose, forcing each character to confront the conflicts that fast-paced restaurant life has kept at bay.
THE LOST VINTAGE
Ann Mah
William Morrow/HarperCollins
Historical Fiction
Sweetbitter meets The Nightingale in this page-turning novel about a woman who returns to her family’s ancestral vineyard in Burgundy and unexpectedly uncovers a lost diary, an unknown relative, and a secret her family has been keeping since World War II.
THE LATE BLOOMERS' CLUB
Louise Miller
Pamela Dorman Books/Viking/Penguin
Fiction
A delightful novel about two headstrong sisters, a small town's efforts to do right by the community, and the power of a lost dog to summon true love.
IN THE VINES
Shannon Kirk
Thomas & Mercer
Fiction / Thriller
The Brontë sisters meet  Grey Gardens  meets Beyoncé’s “Ring the Alarm” on the grounds of an opulent Atlantic-side estate in this frenetic and lyrical thriller from internationally bestselling author Shannon Kirk.
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT
Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
Lake Union Publishing
Fiction / Thriller
From the bestselling authors of The Good Widow comes a chilling novel of psychological suspense about three estranged friends and their girls' trip to paradise that takes a tragic turn.
THE GREAT BELIEVERS
Rebecca Makkai
Viking
Fiction
Spanning thirty years and two continents,  The Great Believers  is a stirring emotional journey through the 1980s AIDS crisis in Chicago and its effects on the contemporary lives of survivors. 
A Recipe with Ivan Doig's Last Bus to Wisdom

Beloved Montana-based author Ivan Doig died in 2015, but his novels continue to delight. Doig's final book, Last Bus to Wisdom , follows 11-year-old Donny as he travels by bus across the West, learning life lessons from a cast of colorful characters along the way. It's considered Doig's most autobiographical novel, and he based Gram, a character in the novel, on Bessie Ringer, his grandmother who raised him on a Montana ranch where she was a cook.
Read our article in The Costco Connection magazine about Doig's novel, including a recipe from his grandmother that we discovered in his archives.
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