Welcome to Mailbox Monday, a weekly meme originally created and hosted by Marcia of A girl and her books and hosted this month by Anna of Diary of an Eccentric. Below are the titles I received for review, purchased, or otherwise obtained over the course of the past week.
Whatever You Love by Louise Doughty (for review from Faber abd Faber and TLC Book Tours)
Two police officers knock on Laura’s door. They tell her that her nine-year old daughter Betty has been hit by a car and killed. When justice is slow, Laura decides to take her own revenge and begins to track down the man responsible.
Laura’s grief reopens old wounds and she is thrown back to the story of her passionate love affair with Betty’s father David, their marriage and his subsequent desertion of her for another woman.
Haunted by her past and driven by her need to discover the truth, Laura discovers just how far she is prepared to go for love, desire and retribution.
Whatever You Love is a heart-wrenching and compulsive story from an acclaimed novelist writing at the height of her powers.
The Book Club Cookbook by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp (from Penguin)
Whether it’s Roman Punch for The Age of Innocence, Sabzi Challow (spinach and rice) with Lamb for The Kite Runner, or Swedish Meatballs and Glögg for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, nothing spices up a book club meeting like great eats. Featuring recipes and discussion ideas from best-selling authors and book clubs across the country, this fully revised and updated edition of the classic book guides readers in selecting and preparing culinary masterpieces that blend perfectly with the literary masterpieces their club is reading. This edition includes new contributions from a host of today’s bestselling authors including:
*Kathryn Stockett, The Help (Demetrie’s Chocolate Pie and Caramel Cake)
*Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants (Oyster Brie Soup)
*Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper (Brian Fitzgerald’s Firehouse Marinara Sauce)
*Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone (Almaz’s Ethiopian Doro Wot and Sister Mary Joseph Praise’s Cari De Dal)
*Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Annie Barrows’s Potato Peel Pie and Non-Occupied Potato Peel Pie)
*Lisa See, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Lisa See’s Deep Fried Sugared Taro)
The Book Club Cookbook will add real flavor to your meetings!