Hello, Bookies:May’s choices include both fiction and nonfiction, new works by some of your favorite authors, and a 1999 best-seller that has been credited (rightly or wrongly, discuss amongst yourselves) with establishing the genre of chick lit. RealSimple.com blogger Kate Parker is on tap to lead the discussion of the winning book. Be sure to vote for your favorite by Sunday, April 25.
In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, by Michael Pollan
Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, follows it up with this “eye-opening” treatise on the multibillion-dollar food industry and how Americans eat.
The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing, by Melissa Bank
Told through a series of stories, Bank’s quirky tale of life and loss follows the maturation—and shifting perspective—of its love-stalking protagonist.
House Rules, by Jodi Picoult
Novel No. 18 from Picoult, a favorite of many club members, returns to one of her prevalent themes: family conflict. Here, the story turns on 18-year-old Jacob, who has Asperger’s syndrome—and, perhaps, a horrific secret.
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace With Marriage, by Elizabeth Gilbert
Picking up where her wildly best-selling memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, left off, Gilbert’s latest is a travelogue, a confessional, and a pointed examination of marriage.
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