Thursday, August 27, 2009

Comfort Food by Kate Jacobs

Augusta “Gus” Simpson, entertainer and star of her own television show on the Cooking Channel learns that she will have to share her show with another cook, Carmen Vega, supposedly the girlfriend of the head of the Cooking Channel. Carmen’s goal is to take over the show, but no matter what Gus always remains professional. While dealing with her two adult daughters and their relationships with boy friends and broken engagements and worried about losing her show, Gus persists with life and finds a new direction for herself and also finds love. The book is full of humor and moves at a fast pace. It’s a great read!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

What is your response to the ending of the novel, particularly the last meeting between Simon and Maisie? Is Maisie more focused on her suffering or Simon's? Is her focus where it ought to be? Does the scene resolve the tensions of the story or heighten them?
For more information about the author, Jacqueline Winspear:
For an intereseting interview with the author: