Robinson book club - Georgia's Kitchen by Jenny Nelson

Our book for August is Georgia's Kitchen by Jenny Nelson. Here's a synopsis:

At thirty-three, talented chef Georgia Gray has everything a woman could want—the top job at one of Manhattan’s best restaurants; a posse of smart and savvy gal pals who never let her down; and a platinum-set, cushion-cut diamond engagement ring courtesy of Glenn, the handsome entertainment lawyer who Georgia’s overbearing mother can’t wait for her to marry. The table is set for the ambitious bride-to-be until a scathing restaurant review destroys her reputation. To add salt to her wounds, Glenn suddenly calls off the wedding.

Brokenhearted, Georgia escapes to the Italian countryside, where she sharpens her skills at a trattoria run by a world-class chef who seems to have it all—a devoted lover, a magnificent villa, and most important, a kitchen of her own. Georgia quells her longings with Italy’s delectable offerings: fine wine, luscious cheeses, cerulean blue skies, and irresistible Gianni—an expert in the vineyard and the bedroom. So when Gianni tempts Georgia to stay in Italy with an offer no sane top chef could refuse, why can’t she say yes?

An appetite for something more looms large in Georgia’s heart – the desire to run her own restaurant in the city she loves. But having left New York with her career in flames, she’ll need to stir up more than just courage if she’s to realize her dreams and find her way home.

When I pulled this book up on Amazon, some of the other books they suggested were our favorites at Robinson - the Ladybug Farm books.  I hope this is a sign that we will love this book as much as we loved Ladybug Farm.

See you in August!

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  • Angela W.

    It was such a lovely evening to sit outside and talk about the book. I always enjoy hearing everyone's opinions.

    September 2, 2011

  • Susan

    as always great to get together with everyone. I enjoyed all the insightful comments. This was a nice summer read.

    September 1, 2011

  • Liselle

    I agree with Al - looks like the books we chose for September and October are going to be great!

    September 1, 2011

  • Janet

    great book - great discussion! looking forward to next month!!!

    September 1, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really liked this book a lot. It was a highly comforting read. I am thinking the next couple of meetings have some interesting books coming up!

    September 1, 2011

  • Elizabeth

    It was so nice seeing everyone again and chatting about the book and so many other interesting things!

    August 31, 2011

  • Tracy K

    Are we going to be inside or outside.

    August 31, 2011

  • Janet

    Loved this book - see you all tomorrow evening!!!

    August 30, 2011

  • Tracy K

    Thanks Liselle!

    August 22, 2011

  • Liselle

    Tracy - If I get mine read by next weekend, you are welcome to borrow mine. We'll just have to figure out a place to meet.

    1 · August 21, 2011

  • Tracy K

    Every copy is checked out from the local libraries. I'm hoping to get an available copy to read before the meetup.

    August 11, 2011

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