by Erica Bauermeister
A She Reads Selection
~BOOK GIVEAWAY! SEE BELOW.~
“Moving, touching, wonderfully written, inspiring to read.” -Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain
At an intimate, festive dinner party in Seattle, six women gather to celebrate their friend Kate’s recovery from cancer. Wineglass in hand, Kate strikes a bargain with them. To celebrate her new lease on life, she’ll do the one thing that’s always terrified her: white-water rafting. But if she goes, all of them will also do something they always swore they’d never do-and Kate is going to choose their adventures.
About the Author: Erica Bauermeister’s love of slow food and slow life was cemented by her two years living in northern Italy with her husband and children. She has taught literature and creative writing at the University of Washington and currently lives in Seattle with her family. Joy for Beginners is her second novel. The School of Essential Ingredients was her first.
Joy for Beginners is a selection of the SHE READS book club. If you love to read novels and you like discussing them with other like-minded women, this online book club is for you! Each month, the She Reads book club offers one current title as a featured selection. Readers have vast differences in taste, so diverse genres and authors are chosen, with a total of twelve books per year.
The She Reads book club chooses novels from a variety of genres and publishers. The website features a blog that regularly discusses books and authors; discussion forums; author profiles and interviews; and discussion questions you can use in your own book club.
I’m giving away a copy of Joy for Beginners. Leave a comment by Wednesday (3/7) at 11:59 pm EST. I’ll randomly select two winners. (Winners must live in the US/Canada.)