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A White Wind Blew by James Markert The Blue-Ribbon Jalapeno Society Jubilee by Carolyn Brown The Last Telegram by Liz Trenow From the Kitchen of Half Truth by Maria Goodin

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You’re ready for something that’s deeper than the Mariana Trench. You need a book that will bring tears to your eyes and encourage conversation that will carry on long into the night.

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Batten down the hatches. This book will make you smile one moment and then pull your heartstrings all the way down to Davy Jones Locker. Get ready for some fun book club talks that also touch on serious social issues.

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Lies You Wanted to Hear by James Whitfield Thomson - Sourcebooks Book Club

 

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

ISBN:978-1-4022-8519-6   

Binding: Trade Paperback

Price: $14.99

For Book Clubs Who Loved: Left Neglected, Balancing Acts, Summerland, The Knitting Circle

Book Club Mood Match:

4-anchors - Sourcebooks Book Club

You’re ready for something that’s deeper than the Mariana Trench. You need a book that will bring tears to your eyes and encourage conversation that will carry on long into the night.

Praise for The Art of Falling

“Craft’s debut novel lovingly traces the aesthetics of movement and gently explores the shattering pain of despair.”
Kirkus

“Craft, a former dance teacher, choreographer, and critic, delivers an enjoyable portrait of the hidden world of dance and the mind of a dancer.”
Publishers Weekly

About the Book

All Penny has ever wanted to do is dance--and when that chance is taken from her, it pushes her to the brink of despair, from which she might never return. When she wakes up after a traumatic fall, bruised and battered but miraculously alive, Penny must confront the memories that have haunted her for years, using her love of movement to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Kathryn Craft’s lyrical debut novel is a masterful portrayal of a young woman trying to come to terms with her body and the artistic world that has repeatedly rejected her. The Art of Falling expresses the beauty of movement, the stasis of despair, and the unlimited possibilities that come with a new beginning.

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Best Book Club Snacks: Banana pancakes, bite-sized pasta, lemon meringue pie

Best Wine:White wine; we suggest: Vinho Verde, Acrobat Pinot Gris

Best Beer: Imperial stout; we suggest: Hunaphu’s Imperial Stout, Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

Best Coffee: Dark roast coffee; we suggest: Solstice blend, Arabica Coffee

Best Tea :Iced tea; we suggest: Lipton cold brew, Milo’s iced tea

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Genre: Contemporary Fiction

ISBN: 978-1-4022-8572-1

Binding: Hard Cover

Price: $25.99

For book clubs who loved: Between the Lines, Gone Girl, Home Front, The Light Between Oceans

Book Club Mood Match:

4-anchors - Sourcebooks Book Club

You’re ready for something that’s deeper than the Mariana Trench. You need a book that will bring tears to your eyes and encourage conversation that will carry on long into the night.

About the Book

California girl Livvi Gray has always been haunted by a terrifying nightmare of an eerily beautiful stranger in a shimmering silver dress. Shortly before Livi’s thirtieth birthday she will come face to face with the stranger from her dream, an encounter that will not only alter Livi’s future, but change much of what she thinks she knows about her past.

The Book of Someday tells Livi’s story in parallel with that of a brilliant Boston photographer name Micah and a young Long Island Wife and mother named AnnaLee. Like Livi, these two women are swiftly moving towards events that will prove to be the ultimate turning points in their lives, the places where devastating secrets will be exposed—secrets about the unexpected ways in qhich we choose to protect, and betray the people we love.

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Best Book Club Snacks: Pinwheels, roasted red pepper hummus, red velvet cake roll

Best Wine: Reisling. We suggest: Kung Fu Girl, Chateau St. Muichelle Riesling

Best Beer: Cider. We suggest: Strongbow, Samuel Smith’s Organic

Best Coffee: Medium roast coffee. We suggest: Starbucks Medium House Blend, Peet’s Café Domingo

Best Tea: White tea. We suggest: Prince of Peace Peony White Tea, Tazo Vanilla Apricot White Tea

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The Last Telegram by Liz Trenow

Genre: Historical Fiction

ISBN: 978-1-4022-7945-4

Binding: Trade Paperback

Price: $14.99

For book clubs who loved: The Postmistress, Atonement, The Gurnsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society and Those Who Save Us

Book Club Mood Match:

4-anchors

You’re ready for something that’s deeper than the Mariana Trench. You need a book that will bring tears to your eyes and encourage conversation that will carry on long into the night.

Praise for The Last Telegram

“I thought it was great! It sparked my interest right from the start and the story never lagged...charming.”
—Sharon Knoth, Between the Covers, Harbor Springs, MI

“This book will easily appeal to fans of ‘The Gurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ and I can see it quickly becoming a favorite of book clubs.”
—Billy Blebaum, Powell’s Books, Portland, OR

About the Book

Decades ago, as the Nazi planes dominated the British sky, eighteen-year-old Lily Verner made a terrible mistake. She’s tried for decades to forget, but now an unexpected event pulls her back to the 1940s British countryside. She finds herself remembering the brilliant, lustrous colors of the silk she helped to weave at her family’s mill, the relentless pressure of the worsening war, and the kind of heartbreaking loss that stops time.

In this evocative novel of love and consequences, Lily finally confronts the disastrous decision that has haunted her all these years. The Last Telegram uncovers the surprising truth about how the stories we weave about our lives are threaded with truth, guilt, and forgiveness.

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Best Book Club Snacks: Scones with jam and clotted cream, cucumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off, and bread pudding (we strongly suggest adding chocolate chips and raspberries)

Best Wine: French wine is tasty, but try a British made wine for the full British book club experience; we suggest: Bolney Wine Estate Dark Harvest, M&S Chapel Down English Bacchus

Best Beer: Pale ale; we suggest: Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery Pale Ale, Black Sheep Ale, Boddingtons Ale

Best Coffee: Indulge in decadent blends; we suggest: Union Hand Roasted Union Spirit, Godiva Dark Chocolate Raspberry

Best Tea: Classic British teas; we suggest: Ahmed English Tea #1, Imperial English Afternoon Tea

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Lies You Wanted to Hear by James Whitfield Thomson - Sourcebooks Book Club

Genre: Fiction

ISBN:978-1-4022-8428-1   

Binding: Trade Paperback

Price: $14.99

For Book Clubs Who Loved: What Happened to My Sister, The Murderer’s Daughter, Outside the Lines, One Breath Away

Book Club Mood Match:

4-anchors - Sourcebooks Book Club

You’re ready for something that’s deeper than the Mariana Trench. You need a book that will bring tears to your eyes and encourage conversation that will carry on long into the night.

Praise for Lies You Wanted to Hear

“Compulsively readable and stunningly written…I'm still not entirely convinced that these characters are fictional; that's how much they lived and breathed on the page.”
—Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lone Wolf and The Storyteller

About the Book

Alone in an empty house, Lucy tries to imagine the lives of her two young children. They have been gone for seven years, and she is tormented by the role she played in that heartbreaking loss. You can hardly see a glimpse of the sexy, edgy woman she used to be. Back then, she was a magnet for men like Matt, who loved her beyond reason, and Griffin, who wouldn’t let go but always left her wanting more. With shattering, unthinkable turns that will wrench every mother’s heart, this suspenseful story probes the issue of how well you know the person you married. How much can you trust them with your heart— and with your future?

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Best Book Club Snacks: brownie batter cupcakes, layered seafood dip, George Washington’s birthday cherry cake, pretzels

Best Wine: Red Wine Blends; we suggest: Apothic Red, Fancy Pants Red

Best Beer: Stouts; we suggest: Avery Mephistopheles, Founder’s Breakfast Stout

Best Coffee: Flavored Coffee; we suggest: Gourmet Coffee – Bananas Foster, Ruby Coffee - Cuban Rum

Best Tea :Anxiety relief tea; we suggest: California Poppy Tea, Yogi Honey Lavendar Stress Reliefy

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Genre: Women’s Fiction

ISBN: 978-1-4022-8126-6

Binding: Trade Paperback

Price: $24.99

For book clubs who loved: Best Friends Forever, Savannah Breeze, I Still Dream of You, and Sisterhood Everlasting

Book Club Mood Match:

1-anchor

Hang on to your buoys! This fun, fearless, flirty book will leave you and your friends laughing as you talk about your favorite scenes, characters, and your own memories.

Praise for The Blue-Ribbon Jalapeño Society Jubilee

“Humor and down-home charm make this a first-place prize winner. All the character quirks and small-town appeal are used to the fullest advantage.”
RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

“Brown brings her cowboy-romance writing talents to bear on this hilarious tale of women in a gossipy small town... Fast-paced, the intertwined tales collide along a bumpy road toward a surprising calamity at the jalapeño jubilee. A high-spirited, romantic page turner.”
Kirkus Reviews

About the Book

Bestselling author Carolyn Brown makes her first foray into women’s fiction with this poignant and hilarious novel about four friends in Cadillac, Texas—where the best jalapeños in the world are grown.

Everything is calm in Cadillac, Texas until Aunt Agnes declares war on Violet Prescott, the president of the Blue-Ribbon Jalapeño Society, just in time for the annual jubilee. But after the festivities—and the hostilities—are over, it’s four friends who are left standing, proving once again that friendship is forever.

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Best Book Club Recipes: Download recipes from Carolyn Brown, including:

Jalapeño Banana Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting
Miss Clawdy's Greens
Texas Sheet Cake
Mini-Pecan Tarts
Armadillo Toes
Candied Jalapeños
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Best Wine: Pinot grigio; we suggest Estancia, Venetian Moon

Best Beer: Light beer; we suggest: Bud Light Lime, Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy

Best Coffee: Light roast coffee; we suggest: Donut House: Light Roast Coffee, Tully's Coffee: Breakfast Blend

Best Tea: Iced tea; we suggest Snapple Peach Iced Tea, Tazo: Organic Iced Black Tea

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Genre: Contemporary Fiction

ISBN: 978-1-4022-8572-1

Binding: Hard Cover

Price: $25.99

For book clubs who loved: Olive Kitteridge, Freedom, and The Language of Flowers

Book Club Mood Match:

3-anchors - Sourcebooks Book Club

Batten down the hatches. This book will make you smile one moment and then pull your heartstrings all the way down to Davy Jones Locker. Get ready for some fun book club talks that also touch on serious social issues.

Praise for The One-Way Bridge

“I loved [The One Way Bridge]...[Pelletier’s]characters, with all of their flaws and synchronicities, are all believable and loveable. I’ve looked forward to a new book by Cathie for some time and she hasnt disappointed with this one.
—Susan Porter, Maine Coast Book Shop, Damariscotta, ME

“Cathie does a wonderful job of capturing [her characters] moods, loves and losses, and yearnings...Her writing is lovely and so descriptive.
—Annie Philbrick, Bank Square Books, Mystic, CT

About the Book

Welcome to Mattagash, the last town in the middle of the harsh northern Maine wilderness. Mattagash’s citizens are fiercely proud of their remote community, connected together by a single one-way bridge, and they work hard to make day-to-day life as peaceful as possible.

Yet Mattagash is anything but tranquil. While neighbors bicker publicly over tirvialities such as offensive mailbox designs and gossip about suspicious newcomers from southern Maine, they privately struggle to navigate deeper issues—scandal, loss, failed ambitions, and the scars of war. When a mysterious dead body appears in the woods nearby and a standoff ensues between two residents on the bridge, the townspeople are finally forced to confront their worst fears to preserve the only way of life they know.

The One-Way Bridge is an extraordinary portrait of family, lonliness, and community—and the sacrifices we all make in the name of love.

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Best Book Club Snacks: Clam chowder, brown bread, honey maple cookies

Best Wine: Merlot; we suggest: Blackstone Merlot, Columbia Crest Merlot

Best Beer: American beer; we suggest: Budweiser, Miller, Coors

Best Coffee: Good old fashioned coffee—no soy, no lattes, no mochas

Best Tea: Irish breakfast tea; we suggest: Twinings Irish Breakfast, The Republic of Tea Luck Irish Breakfast Tea

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What a Mother Knows by Leslie Lehr - Sourcebooks Book Club

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

ISBN: 978-1-4022-7956-0

Binding: Trade Paperback

Price: $14.99

For book clubs who loved: Pictures of You, Carry the One, Before I Go to Sleep, Shelter Me

Book Club Mood Match:

4-anchors - Sourcebooks Book Club

You’re ready for something that’s deeper than the Mariana Trench. You need a book that will bring tears to your eyes and encourage conversation that will carry on long into the night.

Praise for What a Mother Knows

“A missing daughter, a lost memory, and a desperate need to find the truth propel Lehr’s achingly moving suspense drama. Dark and unsettling, but with a ray of hope like a splash of light, and a knockout ending you wont see coming.”
—Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You

“Imagine your worst nightmares coming true—a fatal accident, a missing daughter, a distant husband—and then finding out you might be at fault. In her provocative page-turner, Leslie Lehr illustrates how sometimes the right decisions can lead to unintended life-altering consequences. What a Mother Knows is a poignant, powerful novel.”
—Jillian Medoff, bestselling author of I Couldn’t Love You More and Hunger Point

About the Book

Michelle Mason can’t remember that night, that drive, that horrible crash that killed someone. She can’t even remember the last six months. All she knows is she’s being held responsible, and her sixteen year old daughter is missing. Putting her shattered life back together demands a strength Michelle doesn’t know if she has.

With a shaky marriage, pending lawsuit, and troubling flashbacks churning her world, Michelle throws herself into finding he daughter Nikki. They say that Nikki is the one person who might know what really happened that night, but Michelle can’t think about anything but bringing her home. The deeper she digs, the more confusing the line becomes between what happened and what matters. A poignant story of the unshakable bond between mother and child, this novel explores the fragile skin of memory and the powerful pull of love.

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Best Book Club Snacks: California rolls, grilled chicken salad with avacado and mango, angel food cake

Best Wine: Chardonnay; we suggest: Beringer, A to Z Wineworks Oregon Chardonnay

Best Beer: Imported beer; we suggest: Stella Artois, Amstel Light, Pilsner Urquell

Best Coffee: Gourmet coffee; we suggest: Gevalia Kona Dean and Deluca Africana Blend

Best Tea: Herbal tea; we suggest: Egyptian Licorice Tea, Adagio Piña Colada

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From the Kitchen of Half Truth - Sourcebooks Book Club

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

ISBN: 978-1-4022-7948-5

Binding: Trade Paperback

Price: $14.99

For book clubs who loved: Chocolat, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, The School of Essential Ingredients

Book Club Mood Match:

3-anchors - Sourcebooks Book Club

Batten down the hatches. This book will make you smile one moment and then pull your heartstrings all the way down to Davy Jones Locker. Get ready for some fun book club talks that also touch on serious social issues.

Praise for From the Kitchen of Half Truth

“Beautifully conveyed...delicate and magical! Happy to recommend this book!”
—Marilyn Lustig, Wellesley Books, Wellesley, MA

From the Kitchen of Half Truth depicts a complicated mother-daughter relationship that anyone can appreciate.”
—Jessilynn Norcross, McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petosky, MI

About the Book

Scientist Meg May can't remember her childhood, but that's just fine, because her cooking-obsessed, head-in-the-clouds mother told her everything: Meg's father was a French chef who died in a tragic pastry accident; her mom dipped a younger Meg's toes in coffee because they were so sweet. Meg used to love these stories, but as she spends one last elegiac summer with her dying mother, savoring fleeting days and absorbing cooking lessons, she longs to know the truth. However, her mother is in denial about their past, as well as about her health, and Meg may not have the chance to discover who they are in time.

A delicious debut, full of quirky humor and depth of feeling, From the Kitchen of Half Truth explores the lies we tell ourselves in order to create the life we want.

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Best Book Club Snacks: Strawberry spinach salad, cinnamon raisin bread, carrot cake cupcakes

Best Wine: Rose; we suggest: Falesco Vitiano Rosato, Graham Beck Brut Rose

Best Beer: Organic beer; we suggest: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Estate Homegrown Ale, Eel River Brewing Company IPA

Best Coffee: Autumn themed coffee; we suggest: Jarabee Caramel Apple Flavored Coffee, Dunkin Donuts Pumpkin Coffee

Best Tea: Green tea; we suggest: St. Dalfour Organic Spring Mint Tea, Art of Tea Tropical Green Tea Pineapple

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The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure- Sourcebooks Book Club

Genre: Historical Ficton

ISBN: 978-1-4022-8431-1  

Binding: Hardcover

Price: $25.99

For Book Clubs Who Loved: City of Women, Sarah’s Key, Those Who Save Us

Book Club Mood Match:

4-anchors - Sourcebooks Book Club

You’re ready for something that’s deeper than the Mariana Trench. You need a book that will bring tears to your eyes and encourage conversation that will carry on long into the night.

Praise for The Paris Architect

“I love that in The Paris Architect…The ingenious hiding spaces and the people in them infiltrated my imagination for weeks. I dreamed about this novel. ”
—Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us and The Stormchasers

About the Book

Like most gentiles in Nazi-occupied Paris, architect Lucien Bernard has little empathy for the Jews. So when a wealthy industrialist offers him a large sum of money to devise secret hiding places for Jews, Lucien struggles with the choice of risking his life for a cause he doesn’t really believe in. Ultimately he can’t resist the challenge and begins designing expertly concealed hiding spaces—behind a painting, within a column, or inside a drainpipe—detecting possibilities invisible to the average eye. But when one of his clever hiding spaces fails horribly and the immense suffering of Jews becomes incredibly personal, he can no longer deny reality.

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Best Book Club Snacks: French baguette, fromage du meaux, French tourtiere, crème brulee

Best Wine: French Pinot Noir; we suggest: Bourgogne Rouge Pierre Guillemot, Gevrey Chambertin Les Cherbaudes Beaumont

Best Beer: Imported beer; beer cocktails; we suggest: snake bite, black velvet, black and tan

Best Coffee: French coffee; we suggest: carte noir, French market coffee – city roast

Best Tea: wine flavored tea; we suggest: Vintage Teaworks Green Tea Sauvignon, Sereni-tea Champagne Raspberry

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The Ruins of Lace by Iris Anthony

Genre: Historical Fiction

ISBN: 978-1-4022-6303-8

Binding: Trade Paperback

Price: $14.99

For book clubs who loved: The Glassblower of Murano, The Passion of Artemisia, The Last Queen

Book Club Mood Match:

4-anchors

You’re ready for something that’s deeper than the Mariana Trench. You need a book that will bring tears to your eyes and encourage conversation that will carry on long into the night.

Praise for Ruins of Lace

“I loved it...lovely historical fiction about a topic that is not commonly written about.”
Suzy Takacs, The Book Cellar, Chicago, IL

“An exquisite book, as intricate and enticing as the lace from which it draws its inspiration. I read far to late into the night and finished it the next day only to regret reading it so quickly. This is definitely to be savored. Whoever Iris Anthony is, shes a gifted writer with what is to be hoped is only the first of many wonderful stories to tell.”
Sara Poole, author of Poison and The Borgia Mistress

About the Book

The mad passion for forbidden lace has infiltrated France, pulling soldier and courtier alike into its web. For those who want the best, Flemish lace is the only choice, an exquisite perfection of thread and air. For those that want something they don’t have, Flemish lace can buy almost anything—or anyone.

For Lisette, lace begins her downfall, and the only way to atone for her sins is to outwit the noble who now demands an impossible length. To fail means certain destruction. But for Katharina, lace is her salvation. It is who she is; it is what she does. If she cannot make this stunning tempest of threads, a dreaded fate awaits.

The most lucrative contraband in Europe, with its intricate patterns and ephemeral hope, threatens to cost them everything. Lace may be the deliverance for which they all pray...or it may bring the ruin and imprisonment they all fear.

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A White Wind Blew by James Markert

Genre: Historical Fiction

ISBN: 978-1-4022-7837-2

Binding: Hard Cover

Price: $25.99

For book clubs who loved: The Piano Tuner, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Bel Canto, and La's Orchestra Saves the World

Book Club Mood Match:

4-anchors

You're ready for something that's deeper than the Mariana Trench. You need a book that will bring tears to your eyes and encourage conversation that will carry on long into the night.

Praise for A White Wind Blew

“A compelling and thought-provoking novel that will move and inspire readers of all kinds.”
—John Burnham Schwartz, author of Reservation Road and Northwest Corner

“James Markert tells a story of the triumph of music and faith in a dead-end place of despair and lonliness call Waverly Hills. Beautifully told, A White Wind Blew is set in a time when the klan and racism openly thrived. With a historian’s eye for detail, Markert spins his story in a world where men and women were healed and made whole.”
—Robert Hicks, author of The Widow of the South and A Separate Country

About the Book

Dr. Wolfgang Pike would love nothing more than to finish the requiem he's composing for his late wife, but the ending seems as hopeless as the patients dying at the Waverly Hills tuberculosis sanatorium. Dr. Pike believes music could help his patients, but his boss thinks otherwise, and this era of bootlegged whiskey is heavy with the specter of racial tensions. When a retired concert pianist arrives, Wolfgang begins composing music with the convition his songs will soothe the tortured bodies and souls of Waverly Hills. Inspired by the Doctor's passion, patients begin revealing their own musical talents and an orchestra of the most extraordinary kind begins to emerge.

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Best Book Club Snacks: Kentucky Bourbon Balls and Derby Pie (download event guide for recipes)

Best Wine: French bordeaux; we suggest Chateau Malbat, Clos Jean

Best Beer: Dark, stout beer; we suggest: Fuller's London Pride, Kentucy Dark Star

Best Coffee: Dark roast coffee; we suggest: Seattle's Best Coffee Level 5: Dark and Intenst; Starbuck's Café Verona

Best Tea: Loose leaf black teas; we suggest Adagio Cream, Tazo Organic Chai

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