Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2023
I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Friday, October 16, 2009

New Review Book Arrived

The Recipe Club
A Tale of Food and Friendship

Author: Andrea Isreal & Nancy Garfinkel
Publisher: Polhemus Press
Release Date: October 2009
format: Hardcover
pages: 363

from the publisher:
Lilly and Val are lifelong friends, united as much by their differences as by their similarities. Lilly, dramatic and confident, lives in the shadow of her beautiful, wayward mother and craves the attention of her distant, disapproving father. Val, shy and idealistic -- and surprisingly ambitious -- struggles with her desire to break free from her demanding housebound mother and a father whose dreams never seem to come true.

In childhood, "LillyPad" and "Valpal" vow to form an exclusive two-person club. Throughout the decades they write intimate letters in which they share hopes, fears, deepest secrets -- and recipes, from Lilly's "Lovelorn Lasagna" to Valerie's "Forgiveness Tapenade." Readers can cook along as the girls travel through time, facing the challenges of independence; the joys and heartbreaks of first love; and the emotional complexities of family relationships, identity, mortality, and goals deferred.

But no matter what different paths they take or what misunderstandings threaten to break them apart, Lilly and Val always find their way back together through their Recipe Club . . . until the fateful day when an act of kindness becomes an unforgivable betrayal.

Now, decades later, while trying to recapture the trust they've lost, Lilly and Val reunite once more -- only to uncover a shocking secret. Will it destroy their friendship, or bring them ever closer? Sales Rank, as of 10-14: #17,481 in Books
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Anonymous said...

No doubt foodies (that's the correct term, yes?) will love this one!

Book Dragon said...

I do think "foodies" is correct. I just know this one may get bumped up the list.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

This description got my attention! I thought it was memoir at first, but I see the names are different, so it's a novel. Fiction or non, it sure looks good; I like books with some recipes in them.


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