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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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bermudaonion (Kathy) May 13, 2011 at 7:57 am

Great pick!

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Kim May 15, 2011 at 7:11 am

Kathy: I think it will be!

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Lu May 13, 2011 at 8:18 am

I loved this book! I hope you enjoy it :)

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Kim May 15, 2011 at 7:11 am

Lu: Good to know, I hope so too :)

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Andi May 13, 2011 at 8:38 am

Woohoo! Really excited about this one, and I’m 2nd in the library queue.

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Kim May 15, 2011 at 7:12 am

Andi: I am too. I love having an “excuse” to get more fiction into my reading diet. I couldn’t find it at my library, so I got the nook book.

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Teresa May 13, 2011 at 10:10 am

Looking forward to it! This will be my first time participating.

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Kim May 15, 2011 at 7:13 am

Teresa: That’s so great, I’m glad you’ll be joining us!

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SuziQoregon May 14, 2011 at 8:26 am

Oh this is good to know. I’m on the library waiting list for this book because just too many people I trust have given it high ratings. Might have to put the discussion date on my calendar.

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Kim May 15, 2011 at 7:13 am

SuziQoregon: I’ve seen almost entirely great reviews of it so far as well. I’m quite excited.

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Joy Weese Moll May 18, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Looks like fun!

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Kim May 20, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Joy Weese Moll: Yes, I think it will be! I have the book on my Nook and I”m ready to read it this summer.

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Colleen May 21, 2011 at 8:15 pm

I have this book and have been planning to read it – I will join your discussion! Great choice!

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Kim May 21, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Colleen: Awesome, so glad you have you!

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