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SPIN: The Annie Londonderry Cocktail

May 31, 2021

Peter Zheutlin’s “SPIN” Annie Londonderry Cocktail The Annie Londonderry Cocktail celebrates the publication of Spin and toasts the 126th anniversary of the beginning of Annie Londonderry’s extraordinary ‘round the world journey by bicycle. Like Annie, this whiskey-based cocktail is bold, brash, and colorful. In SPIN, Annie meets the imperious bicycle magnate Colonel Albert Pope hoping […] Read More

Mary Kay Andrews: THE NEWCOMER Prosecco Sippers

May 3, 2021

Mary Kay Andrews: The Newcomer Prosecco Sippers (Shark Bites) I wanted deliciously beachy, no-fuss recipes that could be served poolside, packed into a cooler for the beach, or beautifully arrayed on a hostess’s table for your The Newcomer book club gathering (see menu). My book club besties usually bring LOTS of wine to our gatherings, […] Read More

Julie Carrick Dalton’s New Hampshire Maple-Walnut Scones and Blueberry Compote

April 22, 2021

Julie Carrick Dalton’s New Hampshire Maple-Walnut Scones and Blueberry Compote The image that launched Waiting for the Night Song was of young girls in a rowboat picking blueberries from a wild shoreline, lush with berry bushes, pine trees, and sugar maples. I let my blueberry and maple syrup obsessions run wild as I created a […] Read More

Emily Layden’s ALL GIRLS Apple Cider Doughnuts

February 16, 2021

Emily Layden’s Apple Cider Doughnuts Nestled in a hilly corner of rural Connecticut, The Atwater School in All Girls is a haven for progressive thinking and feminist intellectuals—and also a quintessential piece of the New England landscape. From Litchfield and the Berkshires to interior New Hampshire and coastal Maine, boarding schools pepper this wing of […]

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Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen’s Falafel Recipe

February 2, 2021

Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen’s Falafel Recipe In You Are Not Alone, Cassandra and Jane follow Shay, learning more and more about her life, her likes, and her dislikes…that she works out frequently, and loves the Greek restaurant close to her apartment. They ever learn her favorite dishes. It’s there where Shay begins to doubt […] Read More

Leesa Cross-Smith’s Pasta alla Norma Recipe

January 31, 2021

Leesa Cross-Smith’s Pasta alla Norma In This Close To Okay, my character Tallie encounters a man named Emmett on a bridge in the rain. He’s considering suicide and Tallie is a therapist but doesn’t tell him that. Instead, she plays him some music and talks to him, listens to him, shares her heart with him. […] Read More

Ladee Hubbard: Elizabeth’s Lemon Cake

January 18, 2021

Ladee Hubbard: Elizabeth’s Lemon Cake The Rib King is set in the early 20th century and tells the story of an African American domestic servant in a wealthy household who creates a meat sauce that becomes a national sensation. Food is an important emotional core of the novel and a lot of my research involved considering […] Read More

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