June Book Club News

*New Titles, Recipes, Menus, and Giveaways

*Novel Noshes: Ask an Author

*GalleyMatch Book Clubs Preview

*Book, TV, & Song Blends
Authors of June's featured titles suggest book-inspired fare from coastal Maine to coastal California, and classic dishes from Jamaica to Jaipur.
You'll find recipes inspired by the first woman to circumnavigate the globe by bicycle, and food memoirs from a pioneer in New York's locavore movement, and an Argentinian chef. And there will be cake— and summer cocktails!

Many book clubs are celebrating spring and summer with their first in-person meetings in over a year! Enjoy these gatherings, reading, and cooking!

Judy Gelman
Book-inspired menus and giveaways featured on social media
Book Club Buzz Feature Titles
A month of book-inspired recipes, menus, and giveaways
beginning on dates below
A Novel Based on a (Mostly) True Story
Peter Zheutlin
(Pegasus Books)
Historical Fiction
Ride away on a 'round-the-world adventure of a lifetime—with only a change of clothes and a pearl-handled revolver—in this trascendent novel inspired by the life of Annie Londonderry.
Virginia Hume
(St. Martin's Press)
A sweeping debut novel about the generations of a family that spends summers in a seaside enclave on Maine's rocky coastline.
Alka Joshi
Historical Fiction
Henna artist Lakshmi arranges for her protégé, Malik, to intern at the Jaipur Palace in this sequel to The Henna Artist, rich in character, atmosphere, and lavish storytelling.
Book Club Daily Feature Titles
Authors' book-inspired menus and giveaways
begin on the dates below for one week
A Memoir of Food and Love
in Thirteen Courses
Josephine Caminos Oria
(Scribe Publishing)
Memoir / Cookbook
This culinary memoir serves up a must-taste of Argentina; a story of a daughter's love and a familial culinary legacy. Included in the giveaway: Oria's Dulce de Leche cookbook
Asha Bromfield
(Wednesday Books)
In this sweeping debut, Asha Bromfield takes readers to the heart of Jamaica, and into the soul of a girl coming to terms with her family, and herself, set against the backdrop of a hurricane.
Jill Shalvis
(William Morrow)
What would you change if you had to start your life—and love life—over again?
A Memoir in Fourteen Ingredients
Peter Hoffman
Memoir / Cooking
The life of a chef interwoven with a year in the farmers market: culinary pioneer Peter Hoffman blends memoir with a joyful inquiry into the ingredients he uses and their origins.
B.A. Paris
(St. Martin's Press)
A woman's birthday party takes a dark turn in a poignant, heart-stopping new novel.
Amy Mason Doan
A young woman returns decades later to the bohemian relatives’ estate in California where she spent the summer of 1979 and uncovers startling new truths.
Novel Noshes: Ask the Author
Authors Share Book-Inspired Fare
Book club members request food pairing ideas for reading selections, and when possible, we reach out to authors on their behalf. Here is a recent query and response!

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 clubs, and Author Recipes.
"Can you suggest a book club snack to serve with Mozart’s Starling, which explores the remarkable bond between the cherished composer and one of the earth's most common birds?"

From author Lyanda Lynn Haupt: "Definitely Sacher Torte! This is the famed dessert of Vienna. There are many recipes available online. On the side, serve deep, rich espresso with a cube of raw sugar and a small glass of sparkling water. The water is often added to the espresso. Too late in the evening for caffeine? The beverage of choice in Vienna is a wine spritzer—either red or white wine with sparkling mineral water. The ratio is about 50-50. While not traditional, some lovely juice could substitute for the wine if preferred." 
GalleyMatch Book Clubs Suggest
Click images below for book club meeting highlights for these titles previewed through the GalleyMatch program.

The Sensational Seven Book Club and Fabulous Six Book Clubs of Appleton, Wisconsin

Get Woke Book Club of New Prague, Minnesota

Mountain Meadows Book Club of Renton, Washington

Pittsburgh Chick Lits of Pennsylvania
North Wales Area Library Book Club, Pennsylvania

Words with Friends of Boston, Massachusetts

Book Club Girls of Sparta, New Jersey
Book, TV, and Song Blends
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"Lord of the Fries" Creamy Mushroom Risotto