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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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Wally Lamb’s New York Times bestselling Christmas novel Wishin’ and Hopin’ is now a Lifetime movie! Starring Molly Ringwald and featuring Chevy Chase as the narrator, Wishin’ and Hopin’ premieres this Saturday, December 6 at 8 pm on Lifetime and... Continue reading
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Is anyone out there participating in National Novel Writing Month? If you are, take heart, the end is in sight! But to give you a little extra motivation, our friends at HarperAcademic are here to help. Use their chart to... Continue reading
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Follow along as we reveal sneak peek excerpts of one of the most exciting debut novels of the season, One Step Too Far by Tina Seskis. Over the next two months, we’ll be posting four excerpts from this intense novel... Continue reading
Meet Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi authors of GI Brides: The Wartime Girls Who Crossed the Atlantic for Love. In this video, they discuss how they stumbled upon a huge community of women who had fallen in love with American... Continue reading
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We're excited to share today's Guest Post by Billy Coffey, author of In the Heart of the Dark Wood, a story about a motherless girl hungry for hope . . . and the dream that could be leading her astray.... Continue reading
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Set in 1920s Los Angeles, the compelling final installment in New York Times bestselling author Kate Kerrigan's sweeping immigrant trilogy begun in Ellis Island and City of Hope, Land of Dreams is a story of family, love, danger, and ambition... Continue reading
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Apply to be one of Marisa’s Angels! We couldn’t be more excited to share Marisa de los Santos’ new novel, The Precious One, with the world! As part of the fanfare, we’re offering 15 lucky fans the chance to become... Continue reading
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S.J. Watson’s debut novel and New York Times bestseller Before I Go to Sleep is now a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth, opening this Friday, October 31! A gripping, fast-paced psychological thriller, Before I Go to... Continue reading
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By Camille Styles, author of Camille Styles Entertaining Host a themed potluck. My own book club has grown to a pretty sizable number, and making dinner for such a crowd can be intimidating even for the most seasoned hosts. Recently... Continue reading
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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