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The Bridal Chair—Available March 2015

The Bridal Chair by Gloria Goldreich - Sourcebooks Book Club

 

Genre:Historical Fiction

ISBN:978-2-4926-0326-9

Binding: Trade Paper

Price:$14.99

For Book Clubs Who Loved: Sarah’s Key, Claude & Camille, The Botticelli Secret

Book Club Mood Match:

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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.

Praise for The Bridal Chair

“In what is perhaps Gloria Goldreich’s best and most penetrating novel, the reader discovers four extraordinary women whose destinies reflect our own turbulent times.” — Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel

About the Book

As a child growing up in 1920s Paris, Ida Chagall copes with her father Marc Chagall’s brilliant artistic mind, overbearing ego, and the tight leash he keeps on her. But as Ida blossoms into a young woman, she begins to glimpse freedom and opportunities for herself. When she falls in love for the first time, her father paints “The Bridal Chair” as her wedding present, a symbol of his anger that pierces Ida to the heart. Against a backdrop of the Nazi invasion of France, Ida fights for her own survival as an independent young woman while nurturing the dark creative genius of her parents.

Quick Book Club Food and Beverage Guide

Best Book Club Snacks: Éclairs, croissants, mini quiche, cheese tray (we suggest brie cheese with grapes)

Best Wine: French white wine; We suggest: Pascal Jolivet Sancerre, La Vieille Ferme Blanc, Bouchard Pere & Fils Meursault

Best Beer: French Ale; We suggest: St Amand, 3 Monts, Belzebuth

Best Coffee: French Vanilla Coffee; We suggest: Gevalia French Vanilla, Dunkin Donuts French Vanilla, Trader Joe’s French Vanilla

Best Tea: Mint Tea; We suggest: TAZO Zen, Celestial Mint Magic, Yogi Refreshing Mint Vital energy

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The Magician's Lie — Available January 2015

The Magician's Lie by Greer Macallister - Sourcebooks Book Club

 

Genre:Historical Fiction

ISBN:978-1-4022-9868-4

Binding: Hardcover

Price:$23.99

For Book Clubs Who Loved:The Night Circus, A Reliable Wife, Water for Elephants

Book Club Mood Match:

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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’s locker. Get ready for some fun book club talks that also touch on serious social issues.

Praise for The Magician's Lie

The Magician's Lie is riveting, compelling, beautiful, frightening, evocative and above all magical. Don't miss this immersive novel of suspense and wonder from an exciting new voice in historical fiction!” — International Bestseller M.J. Rose

About the Book

All The Amazing Arden is the most notorious female illusionist of her day, renowned for sawing a man in half. One night, with policeman Virgil Holt in the audience, she swaps her saw for a fire ax. A new trick or an all-too-real murder? When a dead body is discovered, the answer seems clear. But under Holt's interrogation, what Arden’s story reveals is both unbelievable and spellbinding. Even handcuffed and alone, she is far from powerless. During one eerie night, Holt must decide whether to turn Arden in or set her free…and it will take all he has to see through the smoke and mirrors.

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Best Book Club Snacks: Gourmet popcorn, chocolate covered espresso beans, caramel apples

Best Wine: Rose Sparkling Wine; we suggest: Graham Beck Brut Rose, Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto D’Acqui, Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut Rose

Best Beer: Dessert Beer; we suggest: Rogue Chocolate Stout, B.Nektar Cherry Chipotle Melomel Mead

Best Coffee: Extra Bold coffee; we suggest: Green Mountain Dark Magic, Starbucks Sumatra, Newman’s Own Special Blend Extra Bold

Best Tea: Spicy Chai Tea; we suggest: Adagio Thai Chai, Teavana Masala Chai Black Tea, Big Train Spiced Chai Latte

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The Paris Architect - Available Now

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:

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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.

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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A White Wind Blew – Available Now

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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The Last Telegram – Available Now

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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The Ruins of Lace – Available Now

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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