Ladies on Literature

31 Mar
Shaking hands with Richard Wagamese

I often feel I walk this path of writing alone, but Richard Wagamese helped me (and so many aspiring writers he mentored), believe we are bonded through the written & spoken word....

17 Mar
Cranberry Bean and Pumpkin Stew with Grated Corn

Judy is a fabulous cook. While the rest of us threw down Kraft Dinner when the kids had activities that required quick exits, Judy whipped up gourmet meals for her daughter and son. Lucky for the Ladies On Literature, she extends that gift our way....

13 Feb
Laurie’s Spicy African Peanut Soup

We've read some amazing books this season and Laurie's selection, Pulitzer Prize winner, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, ranks right up there with one of my favs. Moving back and forth through time, it's told in the alternating voices of Marie-Laure,...

06 Dec
Olive Kitteridge’s Stew & Gail Plecash’s Caponata

I loved Olive Kitteridge. The book, by Elizabeth Strout, was so beautifully written and recently my husband and I watched the HBO mini-series, which was also brilliantly done. Melancholy musings of life in a small town in Maine, the series captures the essence of the...

31 Oct
Olive Kitteridge

I have to admit, I wasn’t overly intrigued by the premise of this book by Elizabeth Strout: a retired teacher deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine yet fails to recognize changes in the people around her, including her husband and only...

30 Sep
This Is Where I Leave You

Before it was a movie, it was the funniest book I've ever read. A departure from what is often a literary lineup for the Ladies on Literature, This is Where I Leave You is a romp of a read. When Judd Foxman’s father dies, he leaves...

30 Jun
Three Day Road

I was thrilled when Laurie recommended, and Laura chose, Joseph Boyden’s first novel, Three Day Road. It’s been on my shelf for a couple of years and I finally found myself reading this 2008, winner of the Amazon Books in Canada First Novel Award and...

30 May
What Makes Olga Run

  “Part science book, part journey into the untapped potential of the human spirit, this is the remarkable story of a 94-year-old track and field champion.” After writing about her in 2010, in the New York Times, Canadian journalist, Bruce Grierson (and his many receptive readers) becomes...