Andrea Israel's and Nancy Garfinkel's The Recipe Club, a novel about food and friendship, is now out in paperback and it's perfect for book clubs. Why? Well, what are the three things that all book clubs have in common? I'd say that would be food, friendship and books - the three elements that make up The Recipe Club.
Lifelong friends Lilly and Val are united as much by their differences as by their similarities. In childhood, "LillyPad" and "ValPal" form an exclusive two-person club, writing intimate letters in which they share hopes, fears, deepest secrets . . . and recipes—from Lilly's "Lovelorn Lasagna" to Valerie's "Forgiveness Tapenade." The Recipe Club sustains Lilly and Val's bond across the decades: through the challenges of independence, the joys and heartbreaks of first love, and the emotional complexities of family relationships, identity, mortality, and goals deferred—until the fateful day when an act of kindness becomes an unforgivable betrayal.
To celebrate the launch of the paperback edition of The Recipe Club and its pick as the new All You Book Club pick, you can enter to win dinner out for your entire book club, plus a Skype call with the authors and signed copies of the book for everyone in your club! Click here for full details on the Recipe Club Book Club Contest! And be sure to check out the official book website, which includes a quiz and info on how to start your own recipe club.