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Santé! Drink Recipes for Book Groups Inspired by the French Revolution

Celebrate wine, cocktails, and reading with these drink recipes inspired by the French Revolution and the new novel Ribbons of Scarlet!

One of our recommended books for 2019 is Ribbons of Scarlet by Kate Quinn

Starting a Revolution

Six celebrated authors of historical fiction—Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, E. Knight, Sophie Perinot, and Heather Webb—joined to create Ribbons of Scarlet, a timely story of the power of women to start a revolution and change the world.

In late eighteenth-century France, women did not have a place in politics. But as the tide of revolution rose,

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You Will Be Found: Dear Evan Hansen & Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Dear Evan Hansen is one of our book group favorites for 2018

I wish that everything was different. I wish that I was a part of something. I wish that anything I said mattered, to anyone.

Evan Hansen dreads the new school year. He’ll be a senior, and his arm is strapped with a cast from when he fell from a tree over the summer. His father left for Colorado and lives with a new wife, while his mother works as a nurse and takes classes, and so is rarely around. Evan has social anxiety and takes Atavan to calm down. His therapist, Dr.

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Great Group Reads 2017

National Reading Group Month is an initiative of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA). Every October, WNBA organizes events nationwide, and announces an annual list of book selections for reading groups: Great Group Reads. To read more about Great Group Reads and see the other lists, click here.

Great Group Reads 2017

The Best of Us: A Memoir by Joyce Maynard
The Clay Girl by Heather Tucker
The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne
The Hearts of Men by Nickolas Butler
Kinship of Clover by Ellen Meeropol
Last Things: A Graphic Memoir of Loss and Love by Marissa Moss
The Life She Was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman
Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran
Mothers and Other Strangers by Gina Sorell
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
One Good Mama Bone by Bren McClain
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
The Redemption of Galen Pike: Short Stories by Carys Davies
Salt Houses by Hala Alyan
Smoke by Dan Vyleta
So Much Blue by Percival Everett
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
The Velveteen Daughter by Laurel Davis Huber
We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso

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Great Group Reads 2016

National Reading Group Month is an initiative of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA). Every October, WNBA organizes events nationwide, and announces an annual list of book selections for reading groups: Great Group Reads. To read more about Great Group Reads and see the other lists, click here.


Great Group Reads 2016

Blackass by A. Igoni Barrett
The Book of Harlan by Bernice L. McFadden
Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
Charmed Particles by Chrissy Kolaya
The Cosmopolitans by Sarah Schulman
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
The Drone Eats with Me: A Gaza Diary by Atef Abu Saif
A Hard and Heavy Thing by Matthew J.

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National Reading Group Month

National Reading Group Month is an initiative of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA). This annual month-long celebration provides an opportunity for reading groups worldwide to reflect on their accomplishments, and to plan for the future. It’s also a perfect time to join or start a reading group! Every October, WNBA organizes events nationwide, and announces an annual list of book selections for reading groups: Great Group Reads.

And here are the Great Group Reads 2017 selections!

The Best of Us: A Memoir by Joyce Maynard
The Clay Girl by Heather Tucker
The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne
The Hearts of Men by Nickolas Butler
Kinship of Clover by Ellen Meeropol
Last Things: A Graphic Memoir of Loss and Love by Marissa Moss
The Life She Was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman
Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran
Mothers and Other Strangers by Gina Sorell
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
One Good Mama Bone by Bren McClain
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
The Redemption of Galen Pike: Short Stories by Carys Davies
Salt Houses by Hala Alyan
Smoke by Dan Vyleta
So Much Blue by Percival Everett
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
The Velveteen Daughter by Laurel Davis Huber
We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso

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Great Group Reads 2015

National Reading Group Month is an initiative of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA). Every October, WNBA organizes events nationwide, and announces an annual list of book selections for reading groups: Great Group Reads. To read more about Great Group Reads and see the other lists, click here.


Great Group Reads 2015

All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews
All Who Go Do Not Return: A Memoir by Shulem Deen
The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
Call Me Home by Megan Kruse
Delicious Foods by James Hannaham
Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
Dietland by Sarai Walker
Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper
Henna House by Nomi Eve
Landfall by Ellen Urbani
Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capó Crucet
Man Alive: A True Story of Violence,

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