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The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs

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Publisher Comments:

“The kind of book you just devour. Hannah Sugarman is Bridget Jones with a killer cinnamon bun recipe.”

—Stacey Ballis, author of Good Enough to Eat and Off the Menu

“[A] delicious debut.”

—Sarah Pekkanen, author of These Girls

Hannah Sugarman seems to have it all. She works for an influential think tank in Washington, D.C., lives in a swanky apartment with her high-achieving boyfriend, and is poised for an academic career just like her parents. The only problem is that Hannah doesn’t want any of it. What she wants is much simpler; to cook.

When her relationship collapses, Hannah seizes the chance to do what she’s always loved and launches an underground supper club out of her new landlord’s town house. Though her delicious dishes become the talk of the town, her secret venture is highly problematic, given that it is not, technically speaking, legal. She also conveniently forgets to tell her landlord she has been using his place while he is out of town.

On top of that, Hannah faces various romantic prospects that leave her guessing and confused, parents who don’t support cooking as a career, and her own fears of taking a risk and charting her own path. A charming romantic comedy, The Girls’ Guide to Love and Supper Clubs is a story about finding yourself, fulfilling your dreams, and falling in love along the way.

"Hannah is a girl I can relate to. She knows the value of a good carrot cake, and she's sometimes the most awkward girl at the party. Hannah is like all of us: she has dreams that seem so right and yet, so terrifying. She reminds us that dreams are often chocolate frosted and hard-fought, but the key ingredient is believing in yourself."

—Joy Wilson, author of Joy the Baker Cookbook

"[A] delicious debut . . . Hannah is the kind of heroine you'll root for, the descriptions of food are dangerously good, and Bate adds a healthy dash of humor to the mix."

—Sarah Pekkanen, author of These Girls

"[An] engaging debut . . . Bate’s writing is smart and compelling."

Publishers Weekly (starred)

“Journalist and debut novelist Bate deftly conjures up a witty, resilient heroine, surrounds her with delightful friends and frenemies, and sends them all on a rollicking quest for love and delicious food.”

Kirkus Reviews

"Great for foodies . . . [a] book that you can quite easily eat up in one go."

Cosmopolitan (UK)

Review:

"Set in present-day Washington, D.C., Bate's engaging debut concerns 26-year-old Hannah Sugarman, who continues to let her overbearing, well-meaning parents dictate her life's trajectory. After her disenchanted boyfriend, Adam Prescott, leaves her for her nemesis Millie Roberts, Hannah moves into Blake Fischer's basement apartment. Eager to turn over a new leaf and egged on by her best friend Rachel, Hannah decides to covertly pursue her culinary dreams by hosting a series of imaginative — albeit illegal — supper clubs. After a series of mishaps render Hannah's apartment unfit for guests, she and Rachel decide to utilize Blake's impressive kitchen and home without his knowledge. Blake slowly transitions from landlord to friend, but as he works for a congressman and has political aspirations, it becomes clear that he's against operating an unlicensed business and would never approve of Hannah's secret life. As her business grows more popular, Hannah grapples with what to do. Bate's writing is smart and compelling — especially as she chronicles why Hannah's tedious think-tank job proves to be a wrong fit — and also captures the magic and frustration of dating a seemingly perfect guy who never has any time for Hannah. Even Bate's implausible happy ending feels right. Agent: Scott Miller, Trident Media Group." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Hannah Sugarman seems to have it all. She works for an influential think tank in Washington, D.C., lives in a swanky apartment with her high-achieving boyfriend, and is poised for an academic career just like her parents. The only problem is that Hannah doesn't want any of it. What she wants is much simpler; to cook.

When her relationship collapses, Hannah seizes the chance to do what she's always loved and launches an underground supper club out of her new landlord's town house. Though her delicious dishes become the talk of the town, her secret venture is highly problematic, given that it is not, technically speaking, legal. She also conveniently forgets to tell her landlord she has been using his place while he is out of town.

On top of that, Hannah faces various romantic prospects that leave her guessing and confused, parents who don't support cooking as a career, and her own fears of taking a risk and charting her own path. A charming romantic comedy, The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs is a story about finding yourself, fulfilling your dreams, and falling in love along the way.

About the Author

Dana Bate is a writer and award-winning journalist, whose writing has appeared in numerous outlets, including McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Culinate, and Smithsonian.com. Prior to her writing career, Dana spent five years working as a field producer and on-air reporter for the PBS Nightly Business Report, where she won the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award for a series she produced on the Indian economy. Bate studied molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale University as an undergraduate, and received her master's degree from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism, where she won the Harrington Award for outstanding promise in the field of journalism. She divides her time between Washington, DC, and Philadelphia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781401311001
Author:
Bate, Dana
Publisher:
Hyperion Books
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
TradePB
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1875 in 10.4 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Contemporary Women
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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Set in present-day Washington, D.C., Bate's engaging debut concerns 26-year-old Hannah Sugarman, who continues to let her overbearing, well-meaning parents dictate her life's trajectory. After her disenchanted boyfriend, Adam Prescott, leaves her for her nemesis Millie Roberts, Hannah moves into Blake Fischer's basement apartment. Eager to turn over a new leaf and egged on by her best friend Rachel, Hannah decides to covertly pursue her culinary dreams by hosting a series of imaginative — albeit illegal — supper clubs. After a series of mishaps render Hannah's apartment unfit for guests, she and Rachel decide to utilize Blake's impressive kitchen and home without his knowledge. Blake slowly transitions from landlord to friend, but as he works for a congressman and has political aspirations, it becomes clear that he's against operating an unlicensed business and would never approve of Hannah's secret life. As her business grows more popular, Hannah grapples with what to do. Bate's writing is smart and compelling — especially as she chronicles why Hannah's tedious think-tank job proves to be a wrong fit — and also captures the magic and frustration of dating a seemingly perfect guy who never has any time for Hannah. Even Bate's implausible happy ending feels right. Agent: Scott Miller, Trident Media Group." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , Hannah Sugarman seems to have it all. She works for an influential think tank in Washington, D.C., lives in a swanky apartment with her high-achieving boyfriend, and is poised for an academic career just like her parents. The only problem is that Hannah doesn't want any of it. What she wants is much simpler; to cook.

When her relationship collapses, Hannah seizes the chance to do what she's always loved and launches an underground supper club out of her new landlord's town house. Though her delicious dishes become the talk of the town, her secret venture is highly problematic, given that it is not, technically speaking, legal. She also conveniently forgets to tell her landlord she has been using his place while he is out of town.

On top of that, Hannah faces various romantic prospects that leave her guessing and confused, parents who don't support cooking as a career, and her own fears of taking a risk and charting her own path. A charming romantic comedy, The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs is a story about finding yourself, fulfilling your dreams, and falling in love along the way.
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