Category: From Left to Write

From Left to Write: The Little Paris Bookshop: A Novel

From Left to Write talks about The Little Paris Bookshop this month. Love books? Then you'll want to check out our virtual book club!

Disclosure: This post was inspired by the novel The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George, where Monsieur Jean Perdu–a literary apothecary–finally comes to terms with the woman who left him many years ago. Join From Left to Write on October 8th as we discuss The Little Paris Bookshop. As a member, I received a copy of …

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From Left to Write: If I Fall, If I Die

From Left to Write Book Club - If I Fall, If I Die

This post was inspired by the novel If I Fall, If I Die by Michael Christie, which tells the tale of a boy who, thanks to his mother’s agoraphobia, has never been outside his home. At the age of 11, he finally ventures outside and finds himself in the middle of a mystery. Join From Left …

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#FromLeft2Write: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - From Left to Write Book Club

This post was inspired by the classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. In honor of this occasion, Penguin Young Readers Group, in partnership with Dylan’s Candy Bar, the world-famous candy emporium, and First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise that provides books for children from low-income …

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#FromLeft2Write: The Opposite of Maybe

The Opposite of Maybe by Maddie Dawson

This post was inspired by the novel  The Opposite of Maybe by Maddie Dawson. At the age of 44, Rosie finds herself suddenly single and pregnant. She tries to run away, hiding in her grandmother’s home, but instead is transformed by two men who change her life forever. Join From Left to Write on April 8 …

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#FromLeft2Write: The Divorce Papers and Pondering What’s Left Behind

The Divorce Papers

This post was inspired by the novel The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger. Young lawyer Sophie unwillingly takes her first divorce case with an entertaining and volatile client in this novel told mostly through letters and legal missives. Join From Left to Write on March 18 we discuss The Divorce Papers. As a member, I …

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#FromLeft2Write: Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man

Virtual Book Club From Left to Write discusses Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man - poet in the pantry

This post was inspired by Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Man, a memoir by Brian McGrogry. When Brian leaves behind his bachelor life to move to suburbia, joining his girlfriend and her two young daughters, he has no idea he needs to win over their pet rooster, too. Join From Left …

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#FromLeft2Write: The Dinner by Herman Koch

This post was inspired by The Dinner, a novel by Herman Koch. Two brothers and their wives sit down for a tension-filled dinner to discuss a tragedy that can change both families’ lives forever. Join From Left to Write on October 29 as we discuss The Dinner.  As a member, I received a copy of …

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#FromLeft2Write: The Whole Fromage

The Whole Fromage

This post was inspired by The Whole Fromage: Adventures in the Delectable World of French Cheese by Kathe Lison, who traveled to France in search of its artisanal cheeses. Join From Left to Write on August 22 as we discuss

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#FromLeft2Write: Those We Love Most by Lee Woodruff

Those We Love Most cover

This post was inspired by the novel Those We Love Most by Lee Woodruff. Every family has its secrets and deceptions, but when they come to surface after a tragic accident, they change the family dynamic forever. Join From Left to Write on June 6 as we discuss Those We Love Most. You can …

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#FromLeft2Write: Saturday Night Widows

Saturday Night Widows

This post was inspired by Saturday Night Widows by Becky Aikman. After being kicked out of her widow support group for being too young, Becky creates her own support group with an unusual twist. Join From Left to Write on February 14 as we discuss Saturday Night Widows. As a member, I received a copy …

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