The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna//Book Review

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The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames is, in many ways, a masterpiece. Grames follows the Fortuna family through decades of their life in old-world Italy into their new life in America. We follow Stella, the oldest living Fortuna child (who is named after her older sister also named Stella who died as a baby), until … Read More

Toast Book Club//Remember Us

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Last night I had the honour of visiting Toast Wine Bar‘s book club and, y’allllll – it took book clubbing to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL. I’m not sure I can ever go back. They’ve been reading books from different countries (they recently completed a few months of Portugal, then Germany.) They read books from that month’s selected country and also … Read More

We Were All Drowning//Book Club Fiction

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Lindsay recently suggested we publish the first chapter of our current novels on here which I thought was a fabulous idea. (So you know we’re still working away on new novels and not simply retired with our heels up after Remember Us.) I’m currently working on two. Here’s the beginning of We Were All Drowning. Let me know what you … Read More

Book Club Challenge//Remember Us

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We are continuing to meet and connect with book clubs around the world and are loving hearing different people share their own experience with our book and characters. Here’s a snap from our time chatting with WILF! Where it’s located?Laurier BrantfordDoes your book club have a name?WILF ( Workers Interested in Literature and Food)How many people attend?5-10 (but there are many … Read More

Book Club Challenge//Remember Us

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Hi friends! We are so loving connecting with book clubs and talking about our book, Remember Us. I recently attended a newly-formed Books and Brunch club to talk about Remember Us, our characters, and our experience writing the book. IT WAS SO FUN. They asked some amazing questions about the plotlines and characters and, bonus: they fed me an INCREDIBLE … Read More

Book Club Challenge//Remember Us

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Our goal of meeting with 100 book clubs over the course of this year is officially in full swing and we started Layne meeting a group in person in her town of Brantford, Ontario. We want to hear about the groups we’re connecting with, so we compiled a list of our own questions. Where it’s located? Brantford,  OntarioDoes your book club … Read More

Book Club Reads and mini reviews

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So far 2019 is looking like it will be a good reading year for me. (Now that I’m out of grad school and have my brain back.) I’ve been spending more and more time making trips to our local library of late (we are LOVING that it’s four blocks from our house.) I also joined a second book club this … Read More