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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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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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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 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 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
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We Are Water by Wally Lamb is now available in paperback! To celebrate the paperback release, one book club will win up to 12 paperback copies of the book plus a Skype chat with author Wally Lamb! In addition, five... Continue reading
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Please welcome today's guest blogger, author Sarah Creech, whose debut novel Season of the Dragonflies goes on sale today! Season of the Dragonflies is a story of flowers, family, practical magic, old secrets, and new love, set in the Blue... Continue reading
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Cancel the Wedding by Carolyn T. Dingman is now available in paperback and eBook! Follow wry, self-deprecating Olivia and her sassy, quick-witted niece Logan on their journey to discover Olivia’s enigmatic mother’s secrets. In a charming and moving story, Olivia... Continue reading
If you missed last night's Book Club Girl on Air chat with author Stephen P. Kiernan, you can listen now at this link! Thanks to all who tuned in, and to Stephen for chatting with me! Online Books Radio at... Continue reading
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A vivid and intricate novel-in-stories, The Scatter Here Is Too Great explores the complicated lives of ordinary people whose fates unexpectedly converge after a deadly bomb blast at the Karachi train station. Elegantly weaving together different voices into a striking... Continue reading
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Join New York Times bestselling author Shelley Noble for a live Book Club Girl on Air chat on August 26th at 6 PM EST! If you haven't picked up a copy of her newest novel Breakwater Bay yet, start reading... Continue reading
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"There would always be Folliats at Nasse House” Our second Installment of the Summer of Christie Read-Along features Dead Man’s Folly. Those who tuned in last night to the PBS premiere of Dead Man’s Folly, starring the acclaimed David Suchet... Continue reading
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Even before Carrie La Seur showed up in our offices bearing gifts of chokecherry jam for all of us, we loved her. We loved her because she wrote an incredible, unforgettable, and evocative novel called The Home Place. And we... Continue reading
If you missed yesterday's live broadcast with author John Searles, you can listen now at this link! Thanks to all who tuned in, and to John for chatting with me! Current Books Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Book Club... Continue reading
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This is the Water by Yannick Murphy is now available in paperback and eBook! Love, as well as lives, are at stake in this fast-paced story of murder, adultery, parenthood, and romance, involving a girls’ swim team, their morally flawed... Continue reading