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A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles at Moira’s May 2019

Thank you Moira! I so enjoyed the absorbing information you shared about the background of Russian history and how it coincided with A Gentleman In Moscow. A truly fascinating story. 
Just out of interest, I was just googling the website and found the Book Food Club, and the recipe for the delicious Latvian stew. 
Wouldn’t it be cool if the Book Club Cookbook would offer recipes for all our chosen books:)
I also read that Kenneth Branagh is set to star and produce a tv adaption of A Gentleman in Moscow. That should be well worth watching. 
I’m so glad you had extra borscht over as I’m going to really enjoy it for my lunch! 
It’s always so special to get together with you all. Jill

Thanks Moira for taking the time to present us with a sample meal from the Hotel Metropol. It was a delicious dinner that will be a highlight on our book club blog.  I will definitely try to make both the soup and the stew next fall.  Yummy comfort food.A Gentleman in Moscow was a charming story and one I wouldn’t have expected given it takes place in a very turbulent time in Russia’s history.   It is quite the contrast to The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes which we read last year at Bev’s. By the way, I found this video tour of the Hotel Metropol on YouTube.  You might be interested to see the grand hotel now that it has been restored.  Karen

The author talks about his choice for the Latvian Stew

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2019-2020 Book List

Host Date Book (*Chosen) Author
Jeanne 6/5/2019 *Born a Crime Trevor Noah
    Count of Monte Cristo Alexander Dumas
    The Fear Index Robert Harris
Laura 8/28/2019 Excellent Women Barbara Pim
    Cold Comfort Farm Stella Gibbons
    *I Feel Bad about my Neck Nora Nephron
Erin 11/7/2019 When Breathe becomes Air Paul Kalanithi
    *The Wife’s Tale Aida Edemariam
Jane 12/5/2019 First Person Richard Flanagan
    *Naive.Super Eland Loe
Bev 1/9/2020 *Instructions for a Heatwave Maggie O’Farrell
    Great Small Things Jodie Picoult
    The Wife Meg Wolitzer
Moira 2/20/2020 *Washington Black Esi Edugyan
Ann 4/9/2020 Beautiful Scars Tom Wilson
    *Son of a Trickster Eden Robinson
Jill 5/14/2020 *Home for Unwanted Girls Joanna Goodman
    The Great Alone Kristin Hannah
 Karen 6/17/2020  Country Dark Chris Offutt 
Boy Swallows Universe  Trent Dalton
     *Hold Still  Sally Mann
Josee TBD TBD  

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