BookClubSandwich Picks ‘The Kitchen Daughter’

by Kim on May 13, 2011 · 14 comments

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The votes are in and it looks like BookClubSandwich will be reading The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry for our next selection. The Kitchen Daughter won by a pretty wide margin, getting 10 of the 21 votes cast in our poll. This also the first fiction book this online foodie book club will be reading, which is exciting!

I love the description of the book from IndieBound:

“After the unexpected death of her parents, painfully shy and sheltered 26-year-old Ginny Selvaggio seeks comfort in cooking from family recipes. But the rich, peppery scent of her Nonna’s soup draws an unexpected visitor into the kitchen: the ghost of Nonna herself, dead for twenty years, who appears with a cryptic warning (“do no let her…”) before vanishing like steam from a cooling dish. …  The more [Ginny] learns, the more she realizes the keys to these riddles lie with the dead, and there’s only one way to get answers: cook from dead people’s recipes, raise their ghosts, and ask them.”

Andi (Estella’s Revenge) and I decided the start of our discussion will be July 25, far enough away that there’s time to read the book, but before Andi and others need to start thinking about school again. Usually we discuss the book for a week through comments on the blog, so stop back here on July 25 for the kickoff post.

Thanks for voting, and have fun reading! Feel free to leave and questions about BookClubSandwich in the comments.

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