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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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Christopher Moore is the New York Times bestselling author of such comic genius novels as Lamb, Fool, and Sacré Bleu. His newest, a follow-up to fan-favorite Fool, is called The Serpent of Venice (on sale April 22, 2014). This novel... Continue reading
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In The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know (on sale today!), New York Times bestselling authors of Womenomics, Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, investigate why—in a world in which women are better educated, more naturally-suited... Continue reading
If you missed last night's live broadcast with Dorothea Benton Frank, you can listen now at this link! Thanks to all who tuned in, and to Dorothea for chatting with me! New Books Podcasts with Book Club Girl on BlogTalkRadio Continue reading
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Leaving Everything Most Loved, the tenth novel in Jacqueline Winspear’s bestselling Maisie Dobbs series, is now in paperback! The Wall Street Journal says that this is “a series that seems to get better with every entry,” and bestselling author Alexander... Continue reading
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Just a reminder that tonight, Tuesday, April 8th at 7 PM ET, we are welcoming author Dorothea Benton Frank to discuss her novel, The Last Original Wife, now available in paperback! If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, start... Continue reading
If you missed last night's live broadcast, you can listen to our conversation with Deborah Crombie about The Sound of Broken Glass now! Thanks to much for all who tuned in and to Deborah for joining us. Online Books Radio... Continue reading
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Just a reminder that tonight, Wednesday, April 2nd at 7 PM ET, we are welcoming author Deborah Crombie to discuss her novel, The Sound of Broken Glass, now available in paperback! If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, start... Continue reading
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Where does a book begin? In the bath? On a scribbled page in a notebook? On the back of a shopping receipt? There are many places to start a book (I’ve used all of the above), but the true origins... Continue reading
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Please welcome author Susan Gloss to the Book Club Girl blog! Her debut novel, Vintage, went on sale earlier this week. The novel is centered around a Midwestern vintage clothing shop and a group of women who eventually transform the... Continue reading
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Please welcome internationally bestselling author Paullina Simons to the Book Club Girl blog! Her newest novel, Bellagrand, went on sale earlier this week. A saga of heartbreak and redemption, Bellagrand is the devastating love story that led to her bestselling... Continue reading
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Just a reminder that tonight, Wednesday, March 26th at 6 PM ET, we are welcoming debut author Janie Chang to discuss her new novel, Three Souls. If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, start reading here with an excerpt.... Continue reading
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“Thought-provoking and chilling, MIND OF WINTER will have you looking over your shoulder as you tear through the pages to the shocking and heartbreaking conclusion. It will leave you questioning not only what is real, but also what it means... Continue reading
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It’s been almost a year since Christina Baker Kline’s Orphan Train was first published and what a year it’s been! The book has swept book clubs nationwide and after many weeks on the bestseller list has climbed to the #1... Continue reading
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Rachel and Ben. Ben and Rachel. It was them against the world. Until it all fell apart. It’s been a decade since they last spoke, but when Rachel bumps into Ben one rainy day, the years melt away. They’d been... Continue reading
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Looking for a fun treat for your next book club? Have you selected a cookbook to review in your group? If you answered no to either of those questions, Surprise-Inside Cakesis the book to help you change this! In her... Continue reading
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Join Book Club Girl on Air on April 8th at 7 PM EST for a live chat with New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank! Step into a summer state of mind as we discuss Dorothea's newest novel, The... Continue reading
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We are so excited to announce that New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie will join Book Club Girl on Air to discuss her novel, The Sound of Broken Glass! Join us at 7 PM EST on Wednesday, April 2nd... Continue reading
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Clever Girl is an indelible story of one woman’s life, unfolded in a series of beautifully sculpted episodes that illuminate an era, moving from the 1960s to today, from one of Britain’s leading literary lights—Tessa Hadley—the author of theNew York... Continue reading
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A wondrous and redemptive debut novel, set in a stark world where evil and magic coincide, The Enchanted combines the empathy and lyricism of Alice Sebold with the dark, imaginative power of Stephen King. "This is an enchanted place. Others... Continue reading
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′I had no idea how demanding this consuming, cruel, dangerous and fascinating place would be. I would fall in love here, I would do some of my best reporting, I would be injured, ending my run of good luck -... Continue reading
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Please welcome Ruth Kassinger, author of Garden of Marvels, to the Book Club Girl blog! Her book is a witty and engaging history of the first botanists interwoven with stories of today’s extraordinary plants found in the garden and the... Continue reading
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In the dark and dangerous days of World War I, a daring young woman will risk her life to find her destiny. In 1914, the stifling restrictions of aristocratic British society forbid Lady Elizabeth Neville-Ashford from following travelling the world,... Continue reading
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We are so excited to announce that debut author Janie Chang will join Book Club Girl on Air to discuss her novel, Three Souls! Join us at 6 PM EST on Wednesday, March 26th to chat with Janie about the... Continue reading
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Today’s guest post comes from medieval scholar and author, Bruce Holsinger. Bruce’s novel, A Burnable Book, went on sale this week and is set in Chaucer-era London where murder, betrayal, intrigue, and dangerous politics swirl around a book that foretells... Continue reading
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Have you ever wondered about a chance event that just seems too uncanny to be merely a coincidence? Exploring this very idea is the enchanting new novel, Coincidence by J.W. Ironmonger, on sale now. Coincidence is an engaging, suspenseful love... Continue reading