Episode 28 - Maynard, Skulls and Keys, Fangirl or Stalker?

Episode Twenty Eight Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine

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 – Just Read –
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley – Hannah Tinti (EF)
Glass Houses (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #13) – Louise Penny (CW)
Unraveling Oliver – Liz Nugent (EF)
Too Afraid to Cry – Ali Cobby Eckermann (CW)
The Stuff That Never Happened – Maddie Dawson (EF)

– Currently Reading/Listening –
What Happened – Hillary Rodham Clinton (audio) (CW)
Jack’s Wife Freda: Cooking from New York’s West Village – Maya and Dean Jankelowitz (EF)
Collected Stories – Willa Cather (CW)
The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying – Nina Riggs (EF)
ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income – Darren Rowse (CW)

– Biblio Adventures –
September 7 – Emily went to RJ Julia Madison to see Joyce Maynard author of The Best of Us
September 7 – Chris went to The Yale Bookstore to see David Allen Richards author of Skulls and Keys: The Hidden Historyof Yale’s Secret Societies

– Upcoming Jaunts –
September 15 – Chris and Emily will be heading to the New Haven Public library for a discussion with winners of the Windham-Campbell prize. Check out the winners of the Windham-Campbell prize here.
September 22-24 – Guilford Free Library Friends of the Library Annual Book and Bake Sale

– Upcoming Reads –
Morningstar: Growing Up with Books – Ann Hood (EF)
Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel – Jesmyn Ward (EF)
My Absolute Darling – Gabriel Tallent (EF)

– Also Mentioned –
New Editor in Chief of New York Style Magazine – Hanya Yanagihara author of A Little Life and The People in the Trees

Author Jamie Ford's book The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet has been optioned for production by George Takei (George Takei was in the Broadway show Allegiance last year).

Wynema: A Child of a Forest – S. Alice Callahan, A. Lavonne Brown Ruoff

National Book Awards – 2017 Nonfiction Long List   
Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge – Erica Armstrong Dunbar
The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America – Frances Fitzgerald  
Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America – James Forman, Jr.
    
The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia – Masha Gessen

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI – David Grann
No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need – Naomi Klein   
Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America – Nancy MacLean

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America – Richard Rothstein   
The Blood of Emmett Till – Timothy B. Tyson

Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News – Kevin Young

Chris blog’s at Wildmoobooks.com

Joyce Maynard author of The Best of Us in conversation with Wally Lamb at RJ Julia's in Madison, CT. 

Joyce Maynard author of The Best of Us in conversation with Wally Lamb at RJ Julia's in Madison, CT. 

Episode 27 - The American Writer's Museum in Chicago, Illinois

Our guest, Colleen Olsen, at the American Writers Museum in Chicago, Illinois.

Our guest, Colleen Olsen, at the American Writers Museum in Chicago, Illinois.

Episode Twenty Seven Show Notes

Special Guest: Colleen Olsen
Speaking with the Book Cougars about the American Writers Museum in Chicago (#AmerWriteMuseum)
Opened May 16, 2017
Located at 180 N. Michigan, 2nd Floor, Chicago, Illinois

Colleen's Goodreads link: click here

Malcom E. O’Hagan – founder of the museum

Many writers were mentioned. Here are some:
Willa Cather
Tupac Shakur
Jack Kerouac
W.S. Merwin
George Carlin
Sojourner Truth
Del Close
Roger Ebert
Black Elk

Along with the permanent exhibits, they have rotating temporary exhibits which are currently:
Palm: All Awake in the Darkness inspired by the life and work of the American poet W.S. Merwin
The Beat Journey: Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road”

To become a member: click here

Author Home/Museum Affiliates link page: click here

One of the interactive exhibits at the American Writers Museum.

One of the interactive exhibits at the American Writers Museum.

Willa Cather exhibit at the American Writers Museum.

Willa Cather exhibit at the American Writers Museum.

Episode 26 - Prizes, Reading Challenges, New Podcasts, Jaunts and Books!

The stack of books Chris has gathered for the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XII Challenge (#RIPXII). This is an annual reading event now in its 12th year. From September 1st through October 31st participants celebrate the deliciousness that is horror, paranormal, mystery, dark fantasy, and more. Basically, the dark and creepy genres that go hand-in-hand with autumn.

The stack of books Chris has gathered for the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XII Challenge (#RIPXII). This is an annual reading event now in its 12th year. From September 1st through October 31st participants celebrate the deliciousness that is horror, paranormal, mystery, dark fantasy, and more. Basically, the dark and creepy genres that go hand-in-hand with autumn.

Episode Twenty Six Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine

– Just Read –
Idyll Fears: Thomas Lynch #2 – Stephanie Gayle (CW)
The Leavers – Lisa Ko (EF)
The Breakfast Book – Marion Cunningham (EF)

– Currently Reading/Listening –
Glass Houses (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #13) – Louise Penny (CW)
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley – Hannah Tinti (EF)
On Reading The Grapes of Wrath – Susan Shillinglaw (CW)

– Biblio Adventures –
Chris went RJ Julia in Madison to see Fiona Davis author of The Dollhouse and The Address.

– Upcoming Jaunts –
September 7 – Emily is heading to RJ Julia Madison to see Joyce Maynard author of The Best of Us
September 15 – Chris and Emily will be heading to the New Haven Public library for a discussion with winners of the Windham-Campbell prize. Check out the winners of the Windham-Campbell prize here.
September 22-24 – Guilford Free Library Friends of the Library Annual Book and Bake Sale

– Upcoming Reads –
Unraveling Oliver – Liz Nugent (EF)
Peregrine Island – Diane B. Saxton (EF)
Collected Stories - Willa Cather (CW)
OSS Operation Blackmail: One Woman’s Covert War Against The Imperial Japanese Army – Ann Todd (CW)
The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (Millennium #5) – David Lagercrantz (CW)
It – Stephen King (CW)

– Also Mentioned –
The 2017 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize shortlist:
    As Lie Is to Grin – Simeon Marsalis
    Empire of Glass – Kaitlin Solimine
    Mikhail and Margarita – Julie Lekstrom Himes
    The Second Mrs. Hockaday – Susan Rivers
    Spaceman in Bohemia – Jaroslav Kalfar
    Tiger Pelt – Annabelle Kim
    What to Do About the Solomons – Bethany Ball

Chris mentioned three podcasts:
Bibliophile
Literary Atlanta
The Sleeping at Last Podcast

Chelsea Green Publishing
Sandor Ellix Katz – The Art of Fermentation

Reminder to listen to John B. Valeri – Our Mystery Man (#MysteryMan) – who was on Episode 25

Louise L. Hay passed away. She wrote the book You Can Heal Your Life.

Hannah Tinti – The Good Thief – won the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize in 2008.

Our friend, Emily, created a Little Free Library at the Guilford Train Station.

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XII Challenge  (#RIPXII)
Chris writes about her challenge here.
Estella’s Revenge
My Capricious Life

Episode 25 - Our Mystery Man!

Recording at the Russell Library in Middletown with Our Mystery Man - John B. Valeri

Recording at the Russell Library in Middletown with Our Mystery Man - John B. Valeri

Episode Twenty Five Show Notes

Our Mystery Man – John Valeri  
http://www.johnbvaleri.com/
Twitter: @OyeJohn52  
#MysteryMan

– Books That Are Out Now –
Glass Houses (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #13) – Louise Penny  #LouisePenny
Snap Judgement (Samantha Brinkman, #3) – Marcia Clark
The Late Show (Renée Ballard, #1) – Michael Connelly
The Good Daughter – Karin Slaughter
I Know a Secret (Rizzoli & Isles, #12) – Tess Gerritsen
All By Myself, Alone (Alvirah and Willy #11) – Mary Higgins Clark

– Upcoming Releases –
The Devouring (Billy Boyle World War II, #12) – James R. Benn   release date September 12, 2017
Purring Around the Christmas Tree – Liz Mugavero   release date September 26, 2017
Every Breath You Take (Under Suspicion, #5) – Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke   release date November 7, 2017
Tango Down (Sam Acquillo Hamptons Mystery, #8) – Chris Knopf   release date November 30, 2017
Dead of Winter (Lily Dale Mystery #3) – Wendi Corsi Staub   release date November 7, 2017

– Books That Influenced John –
Nancy Drew: #1-64 – Carolyn Keene
All Around the Town – Mary Higgins Clark
All the Way Home – Wendi Corsi Staub
Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express / And Then There Were None
Murder, She Wrote series – Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain

– John’s Number One Book of All Time –
Without a Doubt – Marcia Clark

– John’s Fiction –
Tricks and Treats: A Collection of Spooky Stories by Connecticut authors – edited by Stacey Longo

Berry, Cather, Steinbeck and more!

Chris went to Governor's Island, NY for Cather Weekend. 

Chris went to Governor's Island, NY for Cather Weekend. 

Episode Twenty Four Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine

– Just Read –
The Talented Ribkins – Ladee Hubbard (CW)
The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck (EF) (CW)

– Currently Reading/Listening –
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley – Hannah Tinti (EF)
The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture – Wendell Berry (EF)
Jane Austen: A Brief Life – Fiona Stafford (CW)
Willa Cather: A Memoir – Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant (CW)

 – Biblio Adventures –
August 10 – Chris moderated a discussion with Sarah Praeger about her book Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World at Bookclub Bookstore & More
Emily stopped at Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick, VT.
August 19-20 – Chris enjoyed a Cather Weekend on Governors Island.

– Upcoming Jaunts –
September 15 – Chris and Emily will be heading to the New Haven Public library for a discussion with winners of the Windham-Campbell prize. Check out the winners of the Windham-Campbell prize here.

– Upcoming Reads –
The Leavers – Lisa Ko (EF)
On Kingdom Mountain – Howard Frank Mosher (EF)
Glass Houses – Louise Penny (CW)
Idyll Fears: A Thomas Lynch Novel – Stephanie Gayle (CW)

 – Also Mentioned –
We discussed an editorial in the NY Times written by Daniel Handler entitled: Want Teenage Boys to Read? Give Them Books About Sex.
War is a Racket – Major General Smedley Butler
(Free full text of War is a Racket: https://archive.org/stream/WarIsARacket/WarIsARacket_djvu.txt)
The Art of Fermentation: An in-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World – Sandor Ellix Katz
Willa Cather exhibit at NY Society Library: https://www.nysoclib.org/events/opening-reception-new-york-world-willa-cather
Karl Ove Knausgard

Episode 23 - Chris joins the Criminal Element book review team. Emily reads a steamy poem.

Norfolk library

Norfolk Library in Norfolk, Connecticut is modeled on Trinity Library in Dublin, Ireland.

Emily's daughter, Rachel, admiring the Trinity Library in Dublin, Ireland.

Emily's daughter, Rachel, admiring the Trinity Library in Dublin, Ireland.

Episode Twenty Three Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine

– Grapes of Wrath Read-Along –
Chris and Emily will be doing a joint read of John Steinbeck’s the Grapes of Wrath. The discussion of the book will be live on August 22nd. If you have any questions or comments you would like us to address, please get in touch via email or social media by August 17th.

– Just Read –
A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Bachman (EF)
The Going and Goodbye: A Memoir – Shuly Xóchitl Cawood (CW)
The Tincture of Time: A Memoir of (Medical) Uncertainty – Elizabeth L. Silver (EF)
Mothers and Other Strangers – Gina Sorell (EF)

 – Currently Reading/Listening –
Jack Be Quick – Benjamin Thomas (CW)
Emma – Jane Austen (CW)
The Talented Ribkins – Ladee Hubbard (CW)
Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World – Sarah Praeger (CW)
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley – Hannah Tinti (EF)
Leavings: Poems – Wendell Berry (EF)
The Gift of Good Land – Wendell Berry (EF)
Intimate Kisses: The Poetry of Sexual Pleasure – edited by Wendy Maltz (EF)

– Biblio Adventures –
Chris and Emily had a joint jaunt to the Pequot Library book sale
July 29 – Benjamin Thomas author of Jack Be Quick at Bookclub Bookstore
August 3 – Chris attended New Haven Noir book launch at The Institute Library in New Haven, CT
August 3 – Emily went to SpeakUp at Infinity Hall in Norfolk, CT
She also visited the beautiful Norfolk Library
Chris wrote a blog post about her visit to the Norfolk Library. Read it here.

 – Upcoming Jaunts –
Emily is hoping to visit Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick, VT.
August 10 – Chris will be moderating Sarah Praeger as she discusses her book Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World at Bookclub Bookstore & More
August 19-20 – Chris will be heading to Cather Weekend on Governors Island
August 22 – Emily will be heading to an event sponsored jointly with Bank Square Books and Mystic Museum of Art to hear Camille Aubrey discuss her book Cooking for Picasso.  

– Upcoming Reads –
Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck (EF) (CW)
The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying – Nina Riggs (EF)
The Arrangement – Sarah Dunn (EF)
Glass Houses – Louise Penny (CW)

– Also Mentioned –
Links to where Laura's book Mastering the Art of Self Expression is available:
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Art-Self-Expression-Laura-Thoma/dp/1365669653/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501642230&sr=8-1&keywords=mastering+the+art+of+self-expression
BN:  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mastering-the-art-of-self-expression-laura-thoma/1126807579?ean=9781365669651
Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/shop/laura-thoma/mastering-the-art-of-self-expression/paperback/product-23248182.html
And at Breakwater Books and Book Club Bookstore & More

Chris is now reviewing books for Criminal Element. Check out her first review of Stasi Child by David Young.
The Execution of Noa P. Singleton – debut novel by Elizabeth Silver
Empire State Center for the Book – events on Governor’s Island

Episode 22 - Author Spotlight with Shuly Xochitl Cawood

Shuly Cawood photo.JPG

Author Shuly Cawood talks with Chris and Emily about her new memoir The Going and Goodbye.

Author Spotlight with Shuly Xóchitl Cawood

The Going and Goodbye: A Memoir

 Shuly’s blog can be found here: http://www.shulycawood.com/blog-1/

About the book and how to purchase it:
http://www.shulycawood.com/memoir/

– Also Mentioned –
The poem “The Writer” by Richard Wilbur

Mary Oliver is one of Shuly’s favorite poets. She suggests her poem “Thirst.”

Shuly also recommends the poet Ada Limón and her book Bright Dead Things.

Shuly is currently reading Mandy Len Catron’s book How to Fall in Love with Anyone: A Memoir in Essays.

 

Episode 21 - Bookswap, Bookworm, Colfer, Roorbach and Twain

Bookworm Bookstore in Surf City, Long Beach Island, New Jersey.  Super cute store with an excellent selection.

Bookworm Bookstore in Surf City, Long Beach Island, New Jersey. 
Super cute store with an excellent selection.

Episode Twenty One Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine

– Grapes of Wrath Read-Along –
Chris and Emily will be doing a joint read of John Steinbeck’s the Grapes of Wrath. The discussion of the book will be live on August 22nd. If you have any questions or comments you would like us to address, please get in touch via email or social media by August 17th. 

– Just Read –
Stay With Me – Ayòbami Adébáyò (EF) release date August 22
Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula – Loren D. Estleman (CW)
     Chris has a review on her blog: read it HERE
The Going and Goodbye: A Memoir – Shuly Xóchitl Cawood (EF)
Stasi Child (Karin Müller #1) – David Young (CW)
Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything In Between – Lauren Graham (EF) (audio)
Who Killed Piet Barol? – Richard Mason (EF)

– Currently Reading/Listening –
The Tincture of Time: A Memoir of (Medical) Uncertainty – Elizabeth L. Silver (EF)
Emma – Jane Austen (CW)
A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Bachman (EF)
Island: The Complete Stories – Alistair MacLeod (EF)
Sea Kayaking and Stand Up Paddling Connecticut, Rhode Island and the Long Island Sound - David Fasulo (CW)

– Biblio Adventures –
July 12 – Chris Colfer author of The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide at RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT
July 17 – Bill Roorbach author of The Girl of the Lake: Stories at RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT
Emily went to Long Beach Island, New Jersey where she visited two bookstores: The Bookworm and LBI Bookswap
Chris visited the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, CT

– Upcoming Jaunts –
Chris and Emily are off on a joint jaunt to the annual Pequot Library book sale in Southport, CT
July 29 – Benjamin Thomas author of Jack Be Quick at Bookclub Bookstore
August 3 – Emily is heading to SpeakUp at Infinity Hall in Norfolk, CT
August 3 – Chris will attend New Haven Noir book launch at The Institute Library in New Haven, CT

– Upcoming Reads –
Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck (EF) (CW)
Jack Be Quick – Benjamin Thomas (CW)
The Going and Goodbye: A Memoir – Shuly Xóchitl Cawood (CW)

– Also Mentioned –
History of a Pleasure Seeker – Richard Mason
Stasi Wolf (Karin Müller #2) – David Young
Someday, Someday, Maybe – Lauren Graham’s novel
October Road – a television series that Chris has been enjoying
Chris is participating in Austen in August which will be hosted by https://roofbeamreader.com/

Episode 20 - Another giveaway! Upcoming Grapes of Wrath Read Along and more...

To celebrate our 20th episode we are giving away books!

Episode Twenty Show Notes
CW = Chris Wolak
EF = Emily Fine

– Giveaway –
In order to enter please email us via our contact page with the message “Giveaway”: https://www.bookcougars.com/contact/
– The 10th emailer will receive –
Shiver Hitch – Linda Greenlaw
The Immortalists – Chloe Benjamin
An American Marriage – Tayari Jones
– The 20th emailer will receive –  
The Essex Serpent – Sarah Perry
Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng
Winged Obsession: The Pursuit of the World’s Most Notorious Butterfly Smuggler – Jessica Speart
The Constitution of the United States of America

– Grapes of Wrath Read Along –
Chris and Emily will be doing a joint read of John Steinbeck’s the Grapes of Wrath. The discussion of the book will be live on August 22nd. If you have any questions or comments you would like us to address, please get in touch via email or social media by August 17th.

 – Just Read –
The Immortalists – Chloe Benjamin (EF) release date January 2018
New Haven Noir – edited by Amy Bloom (CW) release date August 3
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home – Rhoda Janzen (EF) (audio)
Tokens of Affection: The Letters of a Planter’s Daughter in the Old South – Maria Bryan, Bryan Harford Connell, Carol K. Bleser (Editor) – (CW)
Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng (EF) release date September 12

– Currently Reading/Listening –
The Tincture of Time: A Memoir of (Medical) Uncertainty – Elizabeth L. Silver (EF)
Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula – Loren D. Estleman (CW)
Stay With Me – Ayòbami Adébáyò (EF) release date August 22

– Biblio Adventures –
Emily watched the BFG based on the Roald Dahl book. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
June 29 – Chris and Emily went to Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore to see Weike Wang author of Chemistry
July 7 – Laura Thoma author of Mastering the Art of Self-Expression in conversation with John Valeri at Bookclub Bookstore

– Upcoming Jaunts –
July 12 – Chris Colfer author of The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide at RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT
July 17 – Bill Roorbach author of The Girl of the Lake: Stories at RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT
July 29 – Benjamin Thomas author of Jack Be Quick at Bookclub Bookstore
Emily is headed to Long Beach Island, New Jersey where she will visit: The Bookworm and LBI Bookswap
Then she is headed to Quoque, Long Island where she will visit: Open Book and Burton’s Book Store

– Upcoming Reads –
The Farm in the Green Mountains – Alice Herdan-Zuckmayer (EF)
Black Orchid Blues – Persia Walker (CW)
The Going and Goodbye: A Memoir – Shuly Xóchitl Cawood (CW) (EF)
http://www.shulycawood.com/memoir/
Available from the UK Publisher: http://platypuspress.co.uk/thegoingandgoodbye
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-going-and-goodbye-shuly-x-chitl-cawood/1126550596?ean=9780993532191
Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/The-Going-and-Goodbye-Shuly-Xochitl-Cawood/9780993532191

– Also Mentioned –
Episode 90 of Reading Envy where they discuss East of Eden – John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck Museum
Everything I Never Told You – Celeste Ng
McLean & Eakin Booksellers in Petoskey, MI

Book Cougars Steinbeck and Cawood Porch.JPG

Coming in August...

Chris and Emily are doing a read along of the Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.
The next author spotlight with Shuly Cawood to discuss her new memoir: The Going and Goodbye.

Episode 19 - Our first author spotlight with Laura Thoma

Laura Thoma author of Mastering the Art of Self Expression: A Creative Journaling Workbook stops by for a chat with the Book Cougars. 

Laura Thoma author of Mastering the Art of Self Expression: A Creative Journaling Workbook stops by for a chat with the Book Cougars. 

Episode Ninteen Show Notes

Author Spotlight with Laura Thoma

Mastering the Art of Self-Expression: A Creative Journaling Workbook

You can purchase the book online:
http://www.lulu.com/shop/laura-thoma/mastering-the-art-of-self-expression/paperback/product-23204445.html

You can also purchase the book via Book Club Bookstore & More (860-432-7411): 
https://www.bookclubct.com/

Chris and Laura’s business with online self-development classes can be found at: RoadToSuccess.live
They are offering Book Cougar listeners a 30% discount on the Creative Journaling 101 class.
Enter "bookcougarsmeow" during registration. The offer is good until 12/31/17. Here's the link for the class: https://road-to-success.thinkific.com/courses/creative-journaling-101

– Upcoming Adventure –
July 7 – Laura will be at Book Club Bookstore & More participating in a Q&A with John Valeri:
https://johnbvaleri.wordpress.com/2017/07/03/creative-spirit-laura-thoma-on-mastering-the-art-of-self-expression-qa-w-event-details/

– Currently Reading/Listening –
Laura is currently reading: The Right - Brain Business Plan: A Creative, Visual Map for Success – Jennifer Lee and Chris Guillebeau

– Also Mentioned –
Mastering the Art of French Cooking – Julia Child and Simone Beck
My Life in France – Julia Child and Alex Prud’Homme
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living – Julie Powell