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North Hills meeting - Delicious: A Novel by Ruth Reichl

  • Market District Giant Eagle

    155 Towne Center Drive, Wexford, PA (map)

    40.632034 -80.054298

  • We'll be at the tables near the beer sales.
  • This will be our first meeting of 2017!  We're making a few changes in 2017 - I'm going to have help from Melissa, Melissa, Leah, Kelsey and Aunt Janet leading the meetings throughout the year.  Whoever is leading that month will choose where we are meeting.  One thing that is not changing - We will still bring book suggestions and vote on them for the following month.  I am leading this January meeting and I chose for us to go back to the Giant Eagle Market District.  Stay tuned to find out where we meet each month!

    At our November meeting we chose books for January and February.  The February book will be Luck, Love and Lemon Pie by Amy E. Reichert.  

    For January, we chose the first novel written by the food critic, Ruth Reichl.  Here's some info about the book:

    Ruth Reichl is a born storyteller. Through her restaurant reviews, where she celebrated the pleasures of a well-made meal, and her bestselling memoirs that address our universal feelings of love and loss, Reichl has achieved a special place in the hearts of hundreds of thousands of readers. Now, with this magical debut novel, she has created a sumptuous, wholly realized world that will enchant you.
     
    Billie Breslin has traveled far from her home in California to take a job at Delicious!, New York’s most iconic food magazine. Away from her family, particularly her older sister, Genie, Billie feels like a fish out of water—until she is welcomed by the magazine’s colorful staff. She is also seduced by the vibrant downtown food scene, especially by Fontanari’s, the famous Italian food shop where she works on weekends. Then Delicious! is abruptly shut down, but Billie agrees to stay on in the empty office, maintaining the hotline for reader complaints in order to pay her bills.
     
    To Billie’s surprise, the lonely job becomes the portal to a miraculous discovery. In a hidden room in the magazine’s library, Billie finds a cache of letters written during World War II by Lulu Swan, a plucky twelve-year-old, to the legendary chef James Beard. Lulu’s letters provide Billie with a richer understanding of history, and a feeling of deep connection to the young writer whose courage in the face of hardship inspires Billie to comes to terms with her fears, her big sister and her ability to open her heart to love.


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  • Liselle
    Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host

    I've been a member of this book club for years and love the books we read and the friends I've made.

  • Kelsey M

    Hello my name is Kelsey and I am an avid reader looking to make some friends who enjoy the same... more

  • Becky

    Hi, I'm Becky and I love to read. I read almost every genre, except sci fi and romance.

  • Sudy

    I love to read and am looking for a fun group of girls to meet to talk books!

  • Melissa

    Hi everyone! I have loved to read since I was a kid and finding some like-minded...­ more

  • Melanie K

    Hi, my name is Melanie and enjoy relaxing by reading a good book. Interested in... more

  • Leslie

    I love to read and chat about books and life in general. I have many interests - reading,... more

  • Janet

    I LOVE to read!!! And to discuss a book with friends makes it even better!!!

  • Kristi

    Hi, I love to read. Since I was young my hobby has been reading. Mostly chick lit... more

  • Michele

    Hi I'm Michele, a professional who is trying to slow down and spend some more time reading and... more

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