February Book Club News


*New Titles, Menus, Recipes, and Giveaways

*Novel Noshes

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From Jollof Rice in Ghana, Mai Tais and malasadas in Kauai, cheesecake in New York, chocolate mousse in Paris, Beef Wellington, and plum pudding in England, you'll devour our February titles and authors' food pairings.

You'll also find book-inspired menus for book club favorites from the authors of Horse and The Overnight Guest, along with our suggested pairings for Prince Harry's memoir, Spare.

What is your book club reading and cooking?

Judy Gelman
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Jessica George
(St. Martin's Press)
An unforgettable debut novel about a young British Ghanaian woman as she navigates her twenties, and explores what it feels like to be torn between two homes and cultures.
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Lyn Liao Butler
(Thomas & Mercer)
Fiction / Thriller
A new life in paradise should have healed her wounds. But for a woman struggling to hold on to her family and her sanity, one stormy night could change everything.
Nina de Gramont
(St. Martin's Press)
Historical Fiction / Mystery
A beguiling novel of star-crossed lovers, heartbreak, revenge, and murder—and a brilliant re-imagination of one of the most talked-about unsolved mysteries of the twentieth century.
M.J. Rose
Historical Fiction
A tale of two passionate women— a famous jeweler fighting to protect her company and rescue the man she loves, and an auctioneer whose gifts reveal a secret that endangers her very life— separated by decades, but united by a shared vision.
Novel Noshes: Ask the Author
Authors Share Book-Inspired Fare
Thanks to authors Geraldine Brooks and Heather Gudenkauf who responded to our requests for book club menus.
Horse is Geraldine Brooks's novel based on the true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred Lexington, and Jarrett, Lexington’s Black trainer, who, in the mid-1800s travel from Kentucky to the racing operation of their new owner, Richard Ten Broeck in Louisiana.

From Geraldine Brooks: "I suggest the seafood gumbo that Jarrett is served when he reaches Ten Broeck’s townhouse in New Orleans. It’s delicious, and it’s a good one-dish meal for a group to serve buffet style. Cornbread on the side could be good too!"
Heather Gudenkauf's thriller The Overnight Guest is the story of a woman who receives an unexpected visitor during a deadly snowstorm.

From Heather Gudenkauf: "Much of The Overnight Guest takes place in the middle of an old-fashioned Midwest blizzard—‚ or in the blazing heat of summer, and there are dishes that are uniquely apt for each season. While reading and discussing the wintry sections of the novel, you can't go wrong with hot chocolate spiked with Baileys. As for the summery chapters, try state fair foods: lemonade, funnel cake sprinkled with powdered sugar, popcorn, and anything on a stick: corn dogs, cotton candy, chocolate-covered New York cheesecake, pork chop, and salad—like I said —all on a stick!"
Many book clubs have inquired about book club menus for Spare, Prince Harry The Duke of Sussex’s new memoir, which details his life from his mother's death to Queen Elizabeth's death.

Our food pairing ideas include: Princess Diana’s Favorite Bread and Butter Pudding, Roast Chicken, Lemon, Rosemary with Gravy, blackcurrant and mango Sorbet.
Have a question for an author about a recipe, book club food pairing, or food reference? Contact us. Also see Novel Noshes menu ideas from authors and book club, and Featured Author Recipes:
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