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CookBook Book Club
Jun
25
7:00 PM19:00

CookBook Book Club


Japanese Soul Cooking: Ramen, Tonkatsu, Tempura, and More from the Streets and Kitchens of Tokyo and Beyond  by Tadashi Ono

In Japanese Soul Cooking, Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat introduce you to this irresistible, homey style of cooking. As you explore the range of exciting, satisfying fare, you may recognize some familiar favorites, including ramen, soba, udon, and tempura. Other, lesser known Japanese classics, such as wafu pasta (spaghetti with bold, fragrant toppings like miso meat sauce), tatsuta-age (fried chicken marinated in garlic, ginger, and other Japanese seasonings), and savory omelets with crabmeat and shiitake mushrooms will instantly become standards in your kitchen. 

Ono and Salat’s fascinating exploration of the surprising origins and global influences behind popular dishes is accompanied by rich location photography that captures the energy and essence of this food in everyday life, bringing beloved Japanese comfort food to Western home cooks for the first time.
 

The rules of our CookBook Club are simple. Look through the book, pick a recipe to prepare, and bring the finished dish to our meeting where we will all indulge in a delicious feast! 

Please email us at info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number if you would like to join us and we will add you to our WhatsApp group.  

CookBook BookClub members receive a 10% discount on this month's book selection. 

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Monday Night BookClub
Apr
30
6:30 PM18:30

Monday Night BookClub

We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter

Inspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive—and to reunite—We Were the Lucky Ones is a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds
 
An extraordinary, propulsive novel, We Were the Lucky Ones demonstrates how in the face of the twentieth century’s darkest moment, the human spirit can endure and even thrive.

Please email us at  info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number if you would like to join us and we will add you to our WhatsApp group.  

BookClub members receive a 10% discount on this month's book selection. 

All are welcome. 

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CookBook BookClub
Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

CookBook BookClub

Plated Heirlooms  by Dima Al Sharif

Palestinian cuisine is the compiled story of this sesame-sized country’s huge history, diverse
geography and varied social groups and lifestyles. Most importantly, this cuisine is the story of the passage of time and the changes that took place throughout history. Cuisines are always reflective of all aspects of a people’s lives so Falasteen, like all countries, had plated a cuisine that can be fragmented and divided into sections and categories, however never fully understood nor completely savoured until viewed as a whole. This is that story.

Plated Heirlooms, pours from the belief that while all food is dictated by geography, it is culture that creates and shapes the many varieties that a cuisine plates. As such, Plated Heirlooms is an intriguing blend of cultural history, family stories and Palestinian cuisine recipes.  
Dima Al Sharif
 
The rules of our CookBook Club are simple. Look through the book, pick a recipe to prepare, and bring the finished dish to our meeting where we will all indulge in a delicious feast! 

Please email us at info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number if you would like to join us and we will add you to our WhatsApp group.  

CookBook BookClub members receive a 10% discount on this month's book selection. 

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Monday Night BookClub
Mar
19
6:30 PM18:30

Monday Night BookClub

The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester

The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary -- and literary history. The compilation of the OED began in 1857, it was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, discovered that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. When the committee insisted on honoring him, a shocking truth came to light: Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.

Please email us at  info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number if you would like to join us and we will add you to our WhatsApp group.  

BookClub members receive a 10% discount on this month's book selection. 

All are welcome. 

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Monday Night BookClub
Feb
26
6:30 PM18:30

Monday Night BookClub

The Geography of Bliss by Eric  Weiner

Foreign journalist Eric Weiner, tired of bearing so much bad news for National Public Radio, visits 10 nations around the world to learn what makes their citizens happy. He's an appealing narrator--clear voiced and good natured--and he can tell a good story. The understated chumminess in his voice is a perfect vehicle for his wry observations, well-disguised self-deprecation, and ultra-smooth writing skills. Weiner's stories and observations warm the heart but also deliver a satisfying supply of his abundant wit, big-city perspective, and generous appreciation of the human condition. More literary than scientific and free from any pretense of inspiration, this production offers time well spent with a nuanced thinker and a relaxing account of the large and small experiences that make people everywhere so interesting. - AudioFile
 

Please email us at  info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number if you would like to join us and we will add you to our WhatsApp group.  

BookClub members receive a 10% discount on this month's book selection. 

All are welcome. 

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CookBook BookClub
Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

CookBook BookClub

Crossroads  by Tal Ronnen

Reinventing plant-based eating is what Tal Ronnen is all about. At his Los Angeles restaurant, Crossroads, the menu is vegan, but there are no soybeans or bland seitan to be found. He and his executive chef, Scot Jones, turn seasonal vegetables, beans, nuts, and grains into sophisticated Mediterranean fare—think warm bowls of tomato-sauced pappardelle, plates of spicy carrot salad, and crunchy flatbreads piled high with roasted vegetables. In Crossroads, an IACP Cookbook Award finalist, Ronnen teaches readers to make his recipes and proves that the flavors we crave are easily replicated in dishes made without animal products. With accessible, unfussy recipes, Crossroads takes plant-based eating firmly out of the realm of hippie health food and into a cuisine that fits perfectly with today’s modern palate. The recipes are photographed in sumptuous detail, and with more than 100 of them for weeknight dinners, snacks and appetizers, special occasion meals, desserts, and more, this book is an indispensable resource for healthy, mindful eaters everywhere.
 

The rules of our CookBook Club are simple. Look through the book, pick a recipe to prepare, and bring the finished dish to our meeting where we will all indulge in a delicious feast! 

Please email us at info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number if you would like to join us and we will add you to our WhatsApp group.  

CookBook BookClub members receive a 10% discount on this month's book selection. 

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CookBook BookClub
Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

CookBook BookClub

Sweet  by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh

In his stunning new baking and desserts cookbook Yotam Ottolenghi and his long-time collaborator Helen Goh bring the Ottolenghi hallmarks of fresh, evocative ingredients, exotic spices and complex flavourings - including fig, rose petal, saffron, aniseed, orange blossom, pistachio and cardamom - to indulgent cakes, biscuits, tarts, puddings, cheesecakes and ice cream.

Sweet includes over 110 innovative recipes, from Blackberry and Star Anise Friands, Tahini and Halva Brownies, Persian Love Cakes, Middle Eastern Millionaire’s Shortbread, and Saffron, Orange and Honey Madeleines to Flourless Chocolate Layer Cake with Coffee, Walnut and Rosewater and Cinnamon Pavlova with Praline Cream and Fresh Figs. 

There is something here to delight everyone – from simple mini-cakes and cookies that parents can make with their children to showstopping layer cakes and roulades that will reignite the imaginations of accomplished bakers.
 

The rules of our CookBook Club are simple. Look through the book, pick a recipe to prepare, and bring the finished dish to our meeting where we will all indulge in a delicious feast! 

Please email us at info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number if you would like to join us and we will add you to our WhatsApp group.  

CookBook BookClub members receive a 10% discount on this month's book selection. 

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Monday Night BookClub
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Monday Night BookClub

Water Music by T. C. Boyle

Set in 1795, "Water Music" is the rambunctious account of two men's wild adventures through the gutters of London and the Scottish Highlands to their unlikely meeting in darkest Africa.

Please email us at  info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number if you would like to join us and we will add you to our WhatsApp group.  

BookClub members receive a 10% discount on this month's book selection. 

All are welcome.

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CookBook BookClub
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

CookBook BookClub

Taste & Technique by Naomi Pomeroy

James Beard Award-winning and self-made chef Naomi Pomeroy's debut cookbook, featuring nearly 140 lesson-driven recipes designed to improve the home cook's understanding of professional techniques and flavor combinations in order to produce simple, but show-stopping meals.
 

The rules of our CookBook Club are simple. Look through the book, pick a recipe to prepare, and bring the finished dish to our meeting where we will all indulge in a delicious feast! 

Please email us at info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number if you would like to join us and we will add you to our WhatsApp group.  

CookBook BookClub members receive a 10% discount on this month's book selection. 

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Kids BookClub (for 10-13 year olds)
Mar
4
12:00 PM12:00

Kids BookClub (for 10-13 year olds)

'Walk on Earth a Stranger' by Rae Carson

The first book in a new trilogy from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Rae Carson. A young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold must flee her home, taking her on a sweeping and dangerous journey across Gold Rush era America. Walk on Earth a Stranger begins an epic saga from one of the finest writers of young adult literature.

Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home until everything is ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find safety?


Please email us at  info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your child's name and mobile number and we will add you to our WhatsApp group.  


BookClub members receive a 10% discount on this month's book selection. 

All are welcome.  

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CookBook BookClub
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

CookBook BookClub

Molly on the Range by Molly Yeh 

In 2013, food blogger and classical musician Molly Yeh left Brooklyn to live on a farm on the North Dakota-Minnesota border, where her fiancé was a fifth-generation Norwegian-American sugar beet farmer. Like her award-winning blog My Name is Yeh, Molly on the Range chronicles her life through photos, more than 100 new recipes, and hilarious stories from life in the city and on the farm.

The rules of our CookBook Club are simple. Look through the book, pick a recipe to prepare, and bring the finished dish to our meeting where we will all indulge in a glorious feast! 

Please email us at info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number if you would like to join us and we will add you to our WhatsApp group.  

CookBook BookClub members receive a 10% discount on this month's book selection. 

All are welcome.

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Kids BookClub
Jan
28
12:00 PM12:00

Kids BookClub

(for 10-13 year olds)

The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

This stunning debut novel about grief and wonder was an instant New York Times bestseller and captured widespread critical acclaim, including selection as a 2015 National Book Award finalist!

After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy must have been a rare jellyfish sting-things don't just happen for no reason. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory--even if it means traveling the globe, alone. Suzy's achingly heartfelt journey explores life, death, the astonishing wonder of the universe...and the potential for love and hope right next door.

Please email us at  info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your child's name and mobile number and we will add you to our WhatsApp group.  

BookClub members receive a 10% discount on this month's book selection. 

All are welcome.  

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CookBook BookClub
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

CookBook BookClub

Palestine on a Plate by Joudie Kalla 

Palestinian food is not just found on the streets with the ka'ak (sesame) bread sellers and stalls selling za'atar chicken and mana eesh (za'atar and sesame bread), but in the home too; in the kitchens all across the country, where families cook and eat together every day, in a way that generations before them have always done. Palestine on a Plate is a tribute to family, cooking, and home--old recipes created with love that brings people together in appreciation of the beauty of this rich heritage. Immerse yourself in the stories and culture of Palestine through the food in this book.

The rules of our CookBook Club are simple. Look through the book, pick a recipe to prepare, and bring the finished dish to our meeting where we will all indulge in a glorious feast! 

Please email us at info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number if you would like to join us and we will add you to our WhatsApp group.  

CookBook BookClub members receive a 10% discount on this month's book selection. 

All are welcome.  

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Monday Night BookClub
Jan
2
7:00 PM19:00

Monday Night BookClub

The Unbearable Lightness of Being: A Novel  by Milan Kundera

In The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera tells the story of a young woman in love with a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing and one of his mistresses and her humbly faithful lover. This magnificent novel juxtaposes geographically distant places; brilliant and playful reflections; and a variety of styles to take its place as perhaps the major achievement of one of the world’s truly great writers.

Please email us at  info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number if you would like to join us and we will add you to our WhatsApp group.  

BookClub members receive a 10% discount on this month's book selection. 

All are welcome.  

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Kids BookClub (for 10-13 year olds)
Nov
26
12:00 PM12:00

Kids BookClub (for 10-13 year olds)

El Deafo by Cece Bell

In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful and very awkward hearing aid. The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear (including some things she wasn't intended to hear), but it also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is.

After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become "El Deafo, Listener for All." More importantly, Cece declares a place for herself in the world and finds the friend she's longed for.

Please email us at  info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your child's name and mobile number and we will add you to our WhatsApp group.  

BookClub members receive a 10% discount on this month's book selection. 

All are welcome.  

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Monday Night BookClub
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

Monday Night BookClub

The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje

Michael Ondaatje's finely wrought novel chronicles a young boy's passage from Sri Lanka to London onboard the Oronsay, both as it unfolds and in hindsight. Glancing off the author's own biography, the story follows 11-year-old Michael as he immerses himself in the hidden corners and relationships of a temporary floating world, overcoming its physical boundaries with the expanse of his imagination. The boy's companions at the so-called cat's table, where the ship’s unconnected strays dine together, become his friends and teachers, each leading him closer to the key that unlocks the Oronsay's mystery decades later. Elegantly structured and completely absorbing, The Cat's Table is a quiet masterpiece by a writer at the height of his craft. - Mia Lipman

Please email us at  info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number if you would like to join us and we will add you to our WhatsApp group.  

BookClub members receive a 10% discount on this month's book selection. 

All are welcome.  

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Adult Book Club
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Adult Book Club

The Architect's Apprentice by Elif Shafak

The Architect's Apprentice is a dazzling and intricate tale from Elif Shafak, bestselling author ofThe Bastard of Istanbul.

'There were six of us: the master, the apprentices and the white elephant. We built everything together...'

Sixteenth century Istanbul: a stowaway arrives in the city bearing an extraordinary gift for the Sultan. The boy is utterly alone in a foreign land, with no worldly possessions to his name except Chota, a rare white elephant destined for the palace menagerie.

So begins an epic adventure that will see young Jahan rise from lowly origins to the highest ranks of the Sultan's court. Along the way he will meet deceitful courtiers and false friends, gypsies, animal tamers, and the beautiful, mischievous Princess Mihrimah. He will journey on Chota's back to the furthest corners of the Sultan's kingdom and back again. And one day he will catch the eye of the royal architect, Sinan, a chance encounter destined to change Jahan's fortunes forever.

Filled with all the colour of the Ottoman Empire, when Istanbul was the teeming centre of civilisation, The Architect's Apprentice is a magical, sweeping tale of one boy and his elephant caught up in a world of wonder and danger.

'A gorgeous picture of a city teeming with secrets, intrigue and romance' The Times

'Exuberant, epic and comic, fantastical and realistic . . . like all good stories it conveys deeper meanings about human experience' Financial Times

'Fascinating. A vigorous evocation of the Ottoman Empire at the height of its power' Sunday Times

'Intricate, multi-layered, resplendent, vividly evoked, beautifully written' Observer

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CookBook BookClub
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

CookBook BookClub

The rules of our CookBook Club are simple. Look through the book, pick a recipe to prepare, and bring the finished dish to our meeting where we will all indulge in a glorious feast! 

Deliciously Ella Every Day: Simple recipes and fantastic food for a healthy way of life by Ella Woodward

The new book by the record-breaking bestselling author of Deliciously Ella!

Ella's much-awaited second book is packed with 100 more of her trademark simple yet tempting plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free recipes. Quick weekday dinners, slow-cook comfort food designed to be shared, amazing colourful salads and incredible food to take with you when you're on the go can all be found in Deliciously Ella Every Day. Add to these a selection of easy yet delicious breakfast options and smoothies, an array of sweet treats and a variety of soothing drinks - and this may just be Ella's best collection yet.

To join us, email info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number

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Adult Book Club
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Adult Book Club

All The Light We Cannot Seeby Anthony Doerr

WINNER OF THE 2015 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR FICTION

A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II

'Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.’

For Marie-Laure, blind since the age of six, the world is full of mazes. The miniature of a Paris neighbourhood, made by her father to teach her the way home. The microscopic layers within the invaluable diamond that her father guards in the Museum of Natural History. The walled city by the sea, where father and daughter take refuge when the Nazis invade Paris. And a future which draws her ever closer to Werner, a German orphan, destined to labour in the mines until a broken radio fills his life with possibility and brings him to the notice of the Hitler Youth.

In this magnificent, deeply moving novel, the stories of Marie-Laure and Werner illuminate the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.

Anthony Doerr is the author of four books, The Shell Collector, About Grace, Four Seasons in Rome and Memory Wall. Doerr's short fiction has won three O. Henry Prizes and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories, The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, and The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Fiction. He has won the Rome Prize, and shared the New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award with Jonathan Safran Foer. In 2007 Granta placed Doerr on its list of the "21 Best Young American novelists." Doerr lives in Boise, Idaho, with his wife and two sons.

If you would like to join us, please email us atinfo@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and email number so we can add you to our Book Club Whatsapp group.

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Our next Kids Book Club Pick!
Apr
16
12:00 PM12:00

Our next Kids Book Club Pick!

The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

An award-winning and inspiring novel. When Jessica's dreams are shattered, she puts herself back together—and learns to dream bigger than ever before. 
Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. She's not comforted by the news that she'll be able to walk with the help of a prosthetic leg. Who cares about walking when you live to run?

As she struggles to cope with crutches and a first cyborg-like prosthetic, Jessica feels oddly both in the spotlight and invisible. People who don't know what to say, act like she's not there. Which she could handle better if she weren't now keenly aware that she'd done the same thing herself to a girl with Cerebral Palsy named Rosa. A girl who is going to tutor her through all the math she's missed. A girl who sees right into the heart of her.

With the support of family, friends, a coach, and her track teammates, Jessica may actually be able to run again. But that's not enough for her now. She doesn't just want to cross finish lines herself—she wants to take Rosa with her.

Please email us at info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number to sign up.

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CookBook BookClub
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

CookBook BookClub

The rules of our CookBook Club are simple. Look through the book, pick a recipe to prepare, and bring the finished dish to our meeting where we will all indulge in a glorious feast! 

Rasoi: New Indian Kitchen by Vineet Bhatia

Vineet Bhatia's "New Indian Kitchen" is an extraordinary culinary tour de force by the world's most celebrated Indian chef. The first Indian chef to be awarded a Michelin Star, Vineet Bhatia has been cooking his ravishing, modern take on Indian food to appreciative guests from all over the world from his elegant townhouse restaurant off London's Kings Road since 2004. Over 150 of his most celebrated recipes are featured in this, his first book, accompanied by sumptuous photography from Lisa Barber. With a beguiling mixture of modernity and classicism, Bhatia introduces elements of molecular gastronomy as well as Western influences, creating a style that sees him appear on platforms all around the world with the likes of inspirational fellow chefs Ferran Adria from El Bulli and Heston Blumenthal from the Fat Duck. "New Indian Kitchen" is a giant step forward for Indian cookery books and a long-awaited publishing event.


To join us, email info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number

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March Book Club
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

March Book Club

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

“Nothing since Cormac McCarthy’s The Road has shaken me like this.” —The Washington Post

In The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Richard Flanagan displays the gifts that have made him one of the most acclaimed writers of contemporary fiction. Moving deftly from a Japanese POW camp to present-day Australia, from the experiences of Dorrigo Evans and his fellow prisoners to that of the Japanese guards, this savagely beautiful novel tells a story of the many forms of love and death, of war and truth, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.

If you would like to join, please email us at info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number.

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Young Adult Book Club
Mar
12
12:00 PM12:00

Young Adult Book Club

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

'Reminded me not just what it's like to be young and in love, but what it's like to be young and in love with a book'  John Green, author of The Fault in our Stars

Eleanor is the new girl in town, and she's never felt more alone. All mismatched clothes, mad red hair and chaotic home life, she couldn't stick out more if she tried.

Then she takes the seat on the bus next to Park. Quiet, careful and - in Eleanor's eyes - impossibly cool, Park's worked out that flying under the radar is the best way to get by.

Slowly, steadily, through late-night conversations and an ever-growing stack of mix tapes, Eleanor and Park fall in love. They fall in love the way you do the first time, when you're 16, and you have nothing and everything to lose.

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, Eleanor & Park is funny, sad, shocking and true - an exquisite nostalgia trip for anyone who has never forgotten their first love.

Our Young Adult Book Club is suitable for teens aged 14 and over.  If you'd like to join us, please email us at info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number.

 

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Young Adult BookClub
Feb
13
12:00 PM12:00

Young Adult BookClub

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
 
Join us for our first Young Adult BookClub of 2016! The multiple award-winning phenomenal bestseller from Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,  is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator, is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen and has Asperger's Syndrome. He knows a very great deal about maths and very little about human beings. He loves lists, patterns and the truth. He hates the colours yellow and brown and being touched. He has never gone further than the end of the road on his own, but when he finds a neighbour's dog murdered he sets out on a terrifying journey which will turn his whole world upside down.
 
The Young Adult BookClub is open to all teens. To join us, email info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number. 

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February BookClub
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

February BookClub

Atonement by Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan’s symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from this master of English prose.

On a hot summer day in 1934, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a moment’s flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the son of a servant and Cecilia’s childhood friend. But Briony’s incomplete grasp of adult motives—together with her precocious literary gifts—brings about a crime that will change all their lives. As it follows that crime’s repercussions through the chaos and carnage of World War II and into the close of the twentieth century, Atonement engages the reader on every conceivable level, with an ease and authority that mark it as a genuine masterpiece.


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January BookClub
Jan
11
7:00 PM19:00

January BookClub

A Man Called Ove  by Fredrik Backman

In this charming novel from one of Sweden’s most successful authors, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.

A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Fredrik Backman’s novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. “If there was an award for ‘Most Charming Book of the Year,’ this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down” (Booklist, starred review). 

If you would like to join, please email us at info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number.

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CookBook BookClub
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

CookBook BookClub

Our next CookBook BookClub pick!

Nopi: The Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully

A cookbook from acclaimed London restaurant Nopi, by powerhouse author Yotam Ottolenghi and Nopi head chef Ramael Scully. 

Pandan leaves meet pomegranate seeds, star anise meets sumac, and miso meets molasses in this collection of 120 new recipes from Yotam Ottolenghi’s restaurant.


The rules of our CookBook Club are simple. Look through the book, pick a recipe to prepare, and bring the finished dish to our meeting where we will all indulge in a glorious feast! 

To join us, email info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number

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November Bookclub
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

November Bookclub

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day comes a devastating novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss. As children Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were. 

Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. And for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special–and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together. Suspenseful, moving, beautifully atmospheric.

Please email us info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile to sign up.
 

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October BookClub
Oct
6
2:00 AM02:00

October BookClub

Two books for our next BookClub meeting!  

Life after Life  by Kate Atkinson

What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right?

What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to?

Life After Life follows Ursula Todd as she lives through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. With wit and compassion, Kate Atkinson finds warmth even in life’s bleakest moments, and shows an extraordinary ability to evoke the past. Here she is at her most profound and inventive, in a novel that celebrates the best and worst of ourselves.

Us by David Nicholls

David Nicholls brings to bear all the wit and intelligence that graced ONE DAY in this brilliant, bittersweet novel about love and family, husbands and wives, parents and children. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2014. Douglas Petersen understands his wife's need to 'rediscover herself' now that their son is leaving home. He just thought they'd be doing their rediscovering together. So when Connie announces that she will be leaving, too, he resolves to make their last family holiday into the trip of a lifetime: one that will draw the three of them closer, and win the respect of his son. One that will make Connie fall in love with him all over again. The hotels are booked, the tickets bought, the itinerary planned and printed. What could possibly go wrong?

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