Ladies on Literature

12 Aug
Ladies on Literature talk Jane Austen

“I think occasionally turning it up and reading a classic is good for us, a bit like cod liver oil." ~Gail Plecash: LOL Member & Family Physician...

03 Aug
Why I couldn’t surrender to Michael Singer

I wholeheartedly believe in channeling positive energy in the direction of our dreams to attract favorable outcomes, but Singer made it all seem a little too simple...

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...