Summer Reading: two beautiful words, and an even more magical phrase. This year more than ever, that escape to new places, people, plots beckons.
So, we've stocked our shelves with dozens of intriguing new titles, and I find myself not only wanting to read them all, but to talk about them. With other humans. On a screen. Because that's how we all roll at the moment.
Our first pick is Jessica Francis Kane's Rules For Visiting, AND the author is going to join us in our first Book Club meeting, an Instagram Live discussion on Wednesday, 7/22 at 7pm EST (!!!)
Rules For Visiting is the story of a search for friendship in the digital age, a fascinating look at the way we stay in touch online ... even before it was the only way to stay in touch. I've just dug in, and it feels perfect for the moment. Here's what some others have had to say: "Engagingly cleareyed prose about a winningly eccentric heroine in love with trees and literature."(Kirkus Reviews) "A beautifully observed and deeply funny novel of May Attaway, a university gardener who sets out on an odyssey to reconnect with four old friends over the course of a year." (Goodreads)
You can order here (at 10% off list) or as part of our Book Club Kit: the book, a cocktail kit (could easily be made as a mocktail), and a book-themed candle to make the whole reading experience a little more fun.
About the author: Jessica Francis Kane's first novel was The Report; she is also the author of two story collections, Bending Heaven (Chatto & Windus, 2003) and This Close (Graywolf, 2013). She lives in New York City with her husband and their two children.