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10/24/11

GIVEAWAY! The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman (miniReview)


Description

Ann Pearlman’s irresistible debut novel provides the perfect ingredients for a fun and touching read about a group of women who gather each year to share a journey of friendship, hope, heartbreak—and recipes.
Every year at Christmastime, Marnie and her closest girlfriends mark their calendars for the cookie exchange. Everyone has to bring a batch of homemade cookies and a bottle of wine, but this year, it’s their stories that are especially important—the passion and hopefulness of new romance, the betrayal and disillusionment some relationships bring, the joys and fears of motherhood, the stress of financial troubles. On this evening, at least, the sisterly love they have for one another rises above it all. Celebrating courage and joy in spite of hard times and honoring the importance of women’s friendships as well as the embracing bonds of community, Ann Pearlman’s delightful novel speaks to us all. 


About the Author

Ann Pearlman was born in Washington D.C. and then moved around several Midwestern cities, most notably Chicago and Pittsburgh. As an adult, she settled in Ann Arbor where The Christmas Cookie Club is set and has been translated into 6 languages. http://www.christmascookieclub.com/ Ann received an undergraduate degree in Anthropology, and a graduate degree in Clinical Social Work and maintains her practice as a psychotherapist.

Ann studied writing at the University of Michigan, attended workshops at Sewanee and Squaw Valley Writers' Conferences and published her first book, Getting Free: Women and Psychotherapy in 1982. Keep the Home Fires Burning: How to Have an Affair With Your Spouse, was published1985, and garnered the attention of the Oprah Winfrey Show and several other TV talk shows. Her memoir, Infidelity, was nominated for a Pulitzer and made into a Lifetime movie by Lionsgate. http://www.annpearlman.net/books/infidel... Inside the Crips, with a foreword by Ice T, took readers into the life of a Crip gang member and the California Prison system. http://www.annpearlman.net/books/insidet...

When she's not writing, Ann enjoys making metal sculptures and painting. She also loves to dance, work out, and garden. On a winter day in Ann Arbor, you can find Ann with her friends or her granddaughters making homemade jams and cookies. Or escaping the snow for a beach and snorkeling. Ann has three children and four grandchildren. The Christmas Cookie Club is her first novel. A companion book, The Christmas Cookie Cookbook: All the Rules and Delicious Recipes to Start Your Own Holiday Club guides readers in developing their own cookie party. http://www.christmascookieclub.com/cookb...

A Gift For My Sister, which follows Marnie's daughters, Tara and Sky, introduced in The Christmas Cookie Club will be in the U.K. in Oct. 2011, and the U.S. in May 2012. The paperback of the Christmas Cookie Club, with a new chapter of recipes and a teaser chapter for A Gift for my Sister will be out in Oct. 2011.



Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books; Reprint edition (October 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439159416
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439159415
SOURCE:  PUBLIC LIBRARY

MY THOUGHTS
LOVED IT

This is the perfect book for the season and I did copy a few of the recipes out of the book because they sounded really wonderful. I really enjoyed the way these women's stories were told through the use of cookie recipes which starts off each chapter. This group of women will have you hungry for more of Pearlman's story telling.  I read this book when it first came out and love it.   If you enjoyed the Friday Night Knitting Club, you will probably enjoy this one as well.

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This ends 11.7.11 midnight Pacific Time and the winner will be chosen by Random.org on 11.8.11.
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen
This giveaway is sponsored by Pocket Books and me for ONE WINNER.


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34 comments:

  1. This book sounds awesome! My family always gets together on Christmas to bake cookies and share our stories, so I think I'd really relate to this book. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  2. One of my favorite things of all time is baking Christmas cookies. This book sounds great.

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  3. This sounds like the perfect book for me. Thanks for the opportunity to win it!
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  4. Thank you for making this giveaway International! Would loe to rey reading this!

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  5. I love books about food . . . especially with recipes! cathe@simplynaturalbooks.com

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  7. I love baking Christmas cookies, I love cookie swaps, and I love books with recipes. So, what's not to like?

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  8. Looks delicious! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
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  9. What a fabulous book... I love anything that helps me to get into the festive spirit and this certainly appeals. Sadly, I can't enter the competition though, as I live in Europe!
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  12. Sounds like a perfect seasonal read. And I do love cookies.

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  14. Sounds like a really good book--thanks!
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  29. What a great cover! Definitely puts you in the holiday mood! Love that this book includes recipes because you can never have too many cookie recipes!

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