Lakeland Book Club

Reading good books with good friends in North Idaho

The School of Essential Ingredients | August, 2013 August 1, 2013

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The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister

Selected by Susan Chatterton

The School of Essential Ingredients

From Amazon.com:

A “heartbreakingly delicious” national bestseller about a chef, her students, and the evocative lessons that food teaches about life 

Once a month, eight students gather in Lillian’s restaurant for a cooking class. Among them is Claire, a young woman coming to terms with her new identity as a mother; Tom, a lawyer whose life has been overturned by loss; Antonia, an Italian kitchen designer adapting to life in America; and Carl and Helen, a long-married couple whose union contains surprises the rest of the class would never suspect…

The students have come to learn the art behind Lillian’s soulful dishes, but it soon becomes clear that each seeks a recipe for something beyond the kitchen. And soon they are transformed by the aromas, flavors, and textures of what they create.

This book was selected because:

The Rathdrum library is working on bringing the author to the library, so they have a lot of copies of the book and suggested it.

 

The Poisonwood Bible | August, 2012 August 1, 2012

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The Poisonwood Bible  by Barbara Kingsolver

Selected by Susan Chatterton

The Poisonwood Bible

From Amazon.com:

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it—from garden seeds to Scripture—is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family’s tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.

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