July 2019
July Book Club News

July reading highlights include new historical fiction: Stars in His Eyes follows a chef's journey from Barcelona to Hollywood, and Meet Me in Monaco imagines a story involving Grace Kelly’s romance and wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1950s Côte d’Azur.

And two gripping thrillers offer plenty of suspense for summer reading:  Pretty Revenge asks how far someone will go for vengeance, and in The Two Lila Bennetts , a woman’s life splinters in two directions when she makes a life-changing decision. Book-inspired dishes from the pages of the novels include caviar, Marilyn Monroe’s favorite pasta and more!
Look for two Book Club Buzz giveaways coming this month. Maureen Stanton's memoir, Body Leaping Backward tells the haunting story of a self-destructive girlhood. And Adriana Trigiani's new novel Tony's Wife, depicts two working class kids who become a successful singing act until time and the responsibilities of family derail their dreams. Also, Adriana offers a family recipe that she imagines her characters preparing and enjoying.

Readers have asked for and shared menu ideas inspired by Where the Crawdads Sing . We’re happy to feature author Delia Owens's book club menu, along with her recipe for Pa's Hush Puppies , and a few Crawdads food pairings from book clubs (feel free to share yours)!
Our article and cocktail pairing (a perfect-for-summer Gin Rickey) for Noelle Salazar's new novel, The Flight Girls (Harlequin), the story of the WASP, or Women Airforce Service Pilots, is in July's  Costco Connection .
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Happy reading!

Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp
Book Club Daily
Featuring giveaways and book-inspired menu ideas from authors
STARS IN HIS EYES
  Marti Gironell, translated by
Adrian Nathan West
Amazon Crossing
Historical Fiction
From the fascist Franco regime to Hollywood’s glamour—an epic historical novel based on the meteoric rise of one of the world’s most celebrated restaurateurs.
PRETTY REVENGE
Emily Liebert
Gallery Books
Fiction / Thriller
The name of the game is revenge—no matter the cost—in this emotionally charged thriller reminiscent of The Wife Between Us and The Perfect Nanny .
THE TWO LILA BENNETTS
 Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke
Lake Union Publishing
Fiction / Thriller
Lila Bennett’s bad choices have finally caught up with her. And one of those decisions has split her life in two. Literally. Author Heather Gudenkauf calls this work of psychological suspense "clever, unpredictable, and obsessively unputdownable."
MEET ME IN MONACO
 Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb
William Morrow
Historical Fiction
Set in the 1950s against the backdrop of Grace Kelly’s unforgettable wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco, this page-turning novel of passion, fate and second chances takes the reader on an evocative sun-drenched journey along the Côte d’Azur.
GalleyMatch Book Clubs Suggest
Click on the photos for GalleyMatch book clubs' discussion highlights.
Cathy's Book Club
of Brentwood, California
ONCE UPON A RIVER by Diane Setterfield (Atria, 7/19)
Sactown Book Club
of Sacramento, California
YALE NEEDS WOMEN: The First Ivy League Girls and Their Fight for a Seat at the Head of the Class by Anne Gardiner Perkins (Sourcebooks, 9/19)
Lakeside Lady Readers
of Lake Frederick, Virginia
THE PEACOCK SUMMER by Hannah Richell (HarperPerennial, 7/19)
Jane Austen Book Club
of Lexington, Kentucky
ORPHAN MONSTER SPY by Matt Killeen (Penguin Teen, 2/19)
Get Woke Book Club
of New Prague, Minnesota
SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson (Viking/Penguin Teen, 3/19)
Reading Between the Wines
of Franklin, Indiana
THE LOST FAMILY by Jenna Blum (HarperPerennial, 2018, pb, 6/19)
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