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BookClubGirl
Maplewood, NJ
I write the blog Book Club Girl, dedicated to great books, news and tips for book clubs everywhere.
Interests: Reading, blogging, knitting, photography, my kids and family.
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Mitch Albom’s #1 New York Times bestseller, The First Phone Call from Heaven, is now available in paperback! Albom’s latest novel is his most thrilling and magical novel yet—a page-turning mystery and a meditation on the power of human connection... Continue reading
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It’s always in the back of your mind: I must ask grandma about her life and write down her story one day. But other things always seem to get in the way, and then you find it’s too late. In... Continue reading
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For our final installment of the Agatha Christie Read-Along, we have a surprise guest post by Sophie Hannah, the New York Times bestselling author of The Monogram Murders, the new Hercule Poirot mystery. Sophie discusses the perils of selecting a... Continue reading
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There are two narrators in Crooked River: 15-year-old Sam McAlister and her 10-year-old sister Ollie. However, when I first sat down to write this book, I thought it would be Sam’s story alone. I never planned on writing any chapters... Continue reading
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A thousand years ago, when I was in my early twenties, I ended up in the town of Pietrasanta, which is in the northwest corner of Tuscany. In the way that young people travel, I arrived there almost completely by... Continue reading
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"The tricky thing about being a writer, or about being any kind of artist, is that in addition to making art you also have to make a living." So begins This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage, an examination... Continue reading
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From the award-winning team who brought us the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty comes a creative, smart, and relatable guide for taking on the working world by your own terms. DARLING, YOU CAN’T DO BOTH is for all of the... Continue reading
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Told in interconnecting stories, Ballroom is a beautifully crafted debut novel—reminiscent of the works of Elizabeth Strout and Jennifer Haigh—about a group of strangers united by a desire to escape their complicated lives, if only for a few hours each... Continue reading
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Youthful, ambitious Peter Schoeffer is on the verge of professional success as a scribe in Paris when his foster father, wealthy merchant and bookseller Johann Fust, summons him home to corrupt, feud-plagued Mainz to meet "a most amazing man." Johann... Continue reading
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Set in a logging town on the lawless Pacific coast of Washington State at the turn of the twentieth century, The Bully of Order is a spellbinding novel of fate and redemption—told with muscular lyricism and filled with a cast... Continue reading
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Three sisters - beautiful, successful, and rebellious. What happens when the success and fame of one begins to overshadow the others? Much has been written about the life of world-renowned author Daphne Du Maurier, but now, the family drama that... Continue reading
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“A bewitching first novel. . . . In chapters alternating between the puzzling, pressurized present and eerily predictive past, Cornwell weaves the novel’s double narrative with the deft touch of a magician and the sure hand of a confident writer... Continue reading
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“I have loved Andrea Martin from afar for many years, but now, after reading this funny and heroically honest book, I would like to take things to the ‘next level’ and marry her.” —Tina Fey Known for scene-stealing roles in... Continue reading
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If you haven’t yet heard of Caitlin Moran, you’re in for a wild ride. A recent New York Times review describes her best: “Ms. Moran is often compared to Tina Fey and Lena Dunham, which is fair so far as... Continue reading
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“A captivating, haunting novel about the complexities of the human heart and its attachments, terrain as slippery and beautiful and disaster prone as Daniel’s South Florida.” —Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone. Now in paperback, Susanna Daniel’s riveting domestic... Continue reading
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“A luminous Revolutionary War novel set to be the debut of the year” — Vogue The Story of Land and Sea by Katy Simpson Smith is set in a small coastal town in North Carolina during the waning years of... Continue reading
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"With this book, Karen Abbott declares herself the John le Carré of Civil War espionage—with the added benefit that the saga she tells is all true and beautifully researched." — Erik Larson, author of The Devil in the White City... Continue reading
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If you’re looking for your next book club selection, Paula McClain, author of The Paris Wife, offers up Thrity Umrigar’s THE STORY HOUR by challenging: “I dare anyone to resist this wonderful novel.” Best known for her international bestseller The... Continue reading
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We are so excited to welcome debut author Michaela Carter to the Book Club Girl on Air program to discuss her brand new novel, Further Out Than You Thought! The book, a taut and erotically charged literary debut, set against... Continue reading
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Join debut author Lacy Crawford for a live Book Club Girl on Air chat on September 24th at 5 PM EST! Her novel Early Decision is now available in paperback! If you haven't picked up a copy yet, you can... Continue reading
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In the 3rd installment of the “Summer of Christie” Read-along we’re discussing After the Funeral. As always, important plot details will be discussed, so finish reading your copy and join the discussion! The story opens in Enderby Hall, as Old... Continue reading
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Please welcome today's guest blogger, Lacy Crawford, author of Early Decision, which went on sale in paperback yesterday! A delightful and salacious novel about the frightful world of high school, SATs, the college essay, and the Common Application—and how getting... Continue reading
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Just a reminder that today, Tuesday, August 26th at 6 PM EST, we are welcoming author Shelley Noble to discuss her most recent book, Breakwater Bay, a novel about an abandoned baby, a glorious old Newport mansion, and awakening romance.... Continue reading
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In 2004, Plum Sykes' debut novel Bergdorf Blondes was published and became an instant hit, selling over a quarter of a million copies worldwide. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the publication, Bergdorf Blondes and Sykes' follow-up, The Debutante Divorceé,... Continue reading
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Butternut Summer, the second book in Mary McNear's New York Times and USA Today bestselling Butternut Lake trilogy, went on sale yesterday, and today, Mary joins us on the blog to show us around the real lake that inspired the... Continue reading