Category Archives: Book Clubs

BEHIND THE CURVE

I seem always to be behind the curve—whatever the curve happens to be. Take the latest fashions—please. In another couple of years, when they begin to look possibly wearable to me, they’ll be out of style. Unfortunately, it’s the same … Continue reading

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FACT EMBEDDED IN FICTION

I prefer reading fact embedded in fiction. Last week, I met with a Wareham, Massachusetts book group to discuss Jacksonland, a history of the shameful forced removal of native Americans from their ancestral lands. The history, by Steve Inskeep, an NPR … Continue reading

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LIFE AFTER LIFE

  Life After Life is a spectacular novel by Kate Atkinson I am reading for the Goodwin Bookies discussion this week. I am not going to review the book here; I want to think about it for a while. The … Continue reading

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I Love Book Clubs – Part II

My love of book clubs recently brought me to Sacramento, California, where I met with members of each of my two sisters’ book groups to talk about Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate. My sister Liz Mekjavich’s club, featured in … Continue reading

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I Love Book Clubs – Part I

I have visited many book clubs in the past ten months to talk about Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate and listen to what its readers have to say. Recently I spent time with my two sisters in Sacramento, California, … Continue reading

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Book Club Appearances

I’m taking Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate on the road in the late March and April, with book club appearances in Sacramento and San Francisco, California and Hartford, Connecticut. I always enjoy meeting with book clubs because others’ perspectives … Continue reading

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Book Club in Wareham, MA – Part 2

I’ve always loved book clubs and have been a member of several in different places where we’ve lived.  One of the pleasures for me of having a novel in print is talking to other readers, particularly in groups, about the … Continue reading

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Book Club Meeting–December 9, 2013

I’m really looking forward to tomorrow night’s meeting of a Wareham, MA book group hosted by Janet McFarlin Memoli, my friend, flutist, reader and inspiring exercise teacher.  I am grateful for the group’s invitation; I love talking to book clubs! … Continue reading

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Book Buddies’ Opener Features Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate

The Goodwin Book Club opened its Fall season with a discussion of my novel, Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate. Twenty of our group attended and the comments were provocative and insightful. Some examples: Was Clare so calm when Richard … Continue reading

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