Read an Excerpt from The Ghost at the Table

November 25, 2009 • No Comments

With the holiday season upon us, it’s the perfect time to pick up Suzanne Berne‘s novel, The Ghost at the Table, set at a family Thanksgiving in New England. In the Washington Post, Ron Charles…

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November 24, 2009

Tune in to Diane Rehm’s “Readers’ Review” Tomorrow!

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Suzanne Berne‘s The Ghost at the Table, first published in November 06, took the media by storm. It received an “A” grade from Entertainment Weekly and rave reviews in O, The Oprah Magazine; Elle; Washington…

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November 24, 2009

Bill Smith’s Top Tips for Thanksgiving

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It’s been a long time since I have had to cook the whole meal at Thanksgiving. The fact that I am not afraid to make gravy generally proves to be contribution enough.  At my mother’s…

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November 23, 2009

The Algonquin Test-Kitchen: “Libby’s Christmas Gift”

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I recently discovered the Algonquin cookbook Party Receipts from the Charleston Junior League. Published in 1993, this comb-bound gem is the third in a series of entertaining guides put together by the women of the…

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November 20, 2009

Meet the Staff: Kathy Pories, Senior Editor

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Welcome back to Meet the Staff, where we learn a little more about the lovely people with whom we work! This month, we’re excited to feature Kathy Pories, Senior Editor.
How long have you been…

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November 19, 2009

CNN Features Love, Loss, and What I Wore

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As we mentioned earlier, Ilene Beckerman’s New York Times bestselling book Love, Loss, and What I Wore was made into an off-Broadway production by Nora Ephron and her sister Delia. CNN interviewed the Ephrons about…

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November 19, 2009

A Friend of the Family in The New York Times

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A Friend of the Family is in today’s New York Times, in the “Newly Released Books” column along with Penelope Lively, Ha Jin, and Paul Auster, among others.
The New York Times wrote:
A FRIEND…

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November 18, 2009

Lauren Grodstein Recommends . . .

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Today’s blog post comes from A Friend of the Family author Lauren Grodstein. We asked her to tell us about her favorite books, and she provided us with this great list!
I’ve been traveling around…

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November 17, 2009

Wicked Plants Exhibit at Vander Veer Botanic Garden

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Vander Veer Botanic Garden, in Davenport, Iowa, recently hosted a “Wicked Plants” exhibit, inspired by Amy Stewart‘s book.
Check out the photos!

-Katie…

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November 17, 2009

A Friend of the Family – Read an Excerpt

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There is a lot of buzz surrounding Lauren Grodstein’s new novel, A Friend of the Family, which just released last week. This story of a suburban father’s fall from grace as he struggles to save…

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