Spring 2019
Spring Book Club News

Spring titles include a novel set during the Mexican Revolution that has dazzled Spanish language readers around the world, a collection of vivid tales that bring to life Thomas Hart Benton's images, a mystery that teaches two strangers how to love and trust again, and new fiction about a young dancer's journey after a family tragedy and the challenges modern women face as they balance marriage, home and career.

April’s Book Club Buzz features Juliette Fay's City of Flickering Light, a novel that transports readers to the Golden Age of Hollywood and the raucous Roaring Twenties, as three friends struggle to earn their places among the stars of the silent screen. Look for the Buzz on April 8th (with a 50 copy giveaway!)
Publishers Weekly features GalleyMatch! "GalleyMatch Offers A New Dating Service for Publishers and Book Clubs” is an in-depth look at how book clubs benefit from free advance reading copies —and publishers and authors benefit from advance exposure to book clubs. GalleyMatch book clubs shared some recent titles they have enjoyed below.
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Happy reading!

Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp
Book Club Daily
Featuring giveaways and book-inspired menu ideas from authors
 Glendy Vanderah
Lake Union Publishing
Fiction / Mystery
In this debut novel, a mysterious child appears at a remote cabin in rural Illinois, and ends up teaching two strangers how to love and trust again.
Donna Baier Stein
Serving House Books
Short Stories / Historical Fiction
When a contemporary writer turns her imagination loose inside the images of Thomas Hart Benton, one of America's best-known painters, the result is storytelling magic: nine vivid tales that bring to life the early decades of the 20th century.
 Kristin Fields
Lake Union Publishing
For eleven-year-old Esme, ballet is everything—until her four-year-old sister, Lily, vanishes without a trace, in this harrowing debut novel about one sister's journey through the trauma that has shaped her life.
 Camille Pagán
Lake Union Publishing
When Penelope Ruiz-Kar and her husband commit to complete and total honesty in a bid to save their marriage, what seems like a smart idea quickly spirals out of control, leading Penelope to wonder, When it comes to love, is honesty really the best policy?
Sofía Segovia
Historical Fiction
Set against a backdrop of the Mexican Revolution and the Spanish influenza of 1918, this is the story of a remarkable young boy, physically disfigured but psychically gifted, and his profound effect on the close-knit farming family in northeast Mexico that adopts him.

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Book Club Picks
Recommended Reads from GalleyMatch Book Clubs
Book clubs shared their thoughts on titles they've previewed through GalleyMatch. Here's a sampling, along with some menu items.
TwentySomething Wine & Book Club of Naperville, Illinois recommends:
T EXT ME WHEN YOU GET HOME: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship  by Kayleen Schaefer (Dutton, February 2019)
A personal and sociological examination -- and ultimately a celebration -- of the evolution of female friendship in pop culture and modern society. 
“We discussed female friendship and how it fit perfectly with our group, young twenty-somethings who are now starting careers and trying to find those good female adult friendships in our lives." READ MORE
Busy Bee Book Club of Taylor, Michigan, and Stories A La Carte Book Club of Centennial, Colorado, recommend:
SEE YOU IN THE PIAZZA: New Places to Discover in Italy by Frances Mayes (Crown, March 2019)
A travel narrative that crisscrosses Italy, with inventive new recipes celebrating Italian cuisine.
“We all love Italy. Some of us have visited and some of us will be going in the future. This will be a book we can plan from and travel with!" READ MORE

The Bookies of Belmont, Michigan, recommends:
IN THE NAME OF THE CHILDREN: An FBI Agent's Relentless Pursuit of the Nation's Worst Predators by Jeffrey L. Rinek and Marilee Strong (BenBella, 2018)
An unflinching look at what it's like to fight a never-ending battle against the predators who seek to harm our children.
“Our members are elementary school educators and parents and grandparents of young children. While difficult to read, this book brought up an important topic to be informed about and one that the public should be aware of. READ MORE
Osterhout Free Library’s Franklin Street Sleuths of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, recommends:
THE LIES WE TOLD by Camilla Way (Berkley, 2018)
A novel of dark psychological suspense that explores how those closest to us have the most to hide.
“We had a lengthy discussion about this book and everyone took part. With 20 people, that's a feat!" Members said:
“I couldn't put it down until it was finished.” “You could never find someone who could predict every twist in this book." "It was like a new mystery on every page." READ MORE
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