BOOK CLUBS

I’m so happy you’re considering MATCH MADE IN MANHATTAN for your book club. I LOVE discussing all things literary, either in person (in the greater New York area) or via Skype, Facetime, or telephone. Contact me and we’ll figure something out!

BookClub

With the lovely ladies of the Novels of New York Book Club

My books are full of complex characters, complex decisions, and interwoven threads and themes; there’s much to discuss and debate. Below is a downloadable discussion guide for book clubs. I hope that it will prompt some meaningful, fun dialogue.

Downloadable-Discussion-Guide1

I have also created a few Match Made In Manhattan-themed menus for you to choose from. Enjoy!

Fancy-Fun Fiesta

Alison and her dates do a lot of Mexican and Tex-Mex eating in Match Made in Manhattan. Using her go-to orders in the book, you can easily craft a casual group dinner or potluck:

  • Margaritas – recipe on p. 10 of the book
  • Chips & Salsa
  • Guacamole – mash together 3 avocados, 1 chopped tomato, ½ diced onion, 2 T. chopped cilantro (leaves and stems), 1 t. lime juice, coarse salt and a dash of black pepper to taste
  • Easy fish tacos 
  • Chicken Fajitas
  • Elotes (a.k.a. grilled Mexican street corn)
  • Cheese plate – try a variety, such as a fresh goat or drunken goat, a sheep’s milk cheese like Manchego or Ossau-Iraty, and a cow’s milk like a queso or a Mahon. Serve with almonds and dried apricots or figs, or with fresh pears and apples.
  • Flourless Chocolate Walnut Cookies

 

Or if you’re looking for something lighter…

Cocktails & Hors d’Oeuvres

 

Alison also goes on a fair number of brunch dates in the book, both with her suitors and with her roommates. If that’s more your book club’s style try:

Boozy Brunch

  • Mimosas – Champagne or Prosecco with orange juice
  • Bellinis – Champagne or Prosecco with peach purée
  • Bloody Marys
  • Build-your-own Parfait – with Greek yogurt, granola, honey, and seasonal fruit salad or berries
  • Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
  • Cinnamon Buns – this recipe comes from one of my favorite women’s fiction authors, Dana Bate
  • Coffee!
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