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The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs
by Dana Bate


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9781401311001
  • ISBN-10: 1401311008
  • Publisher: Hyperion Books
  • Publish Date: February 2013
  • Page Count: 394
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.01 x 5.14 x 1.05 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.69 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-12-03
  • Reviewer: Staff

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. (Feb.)

 
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