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by Ann Pearlman

ePub The Christmas Cookie Club: A Novel download
Ann Pearlman
Atria Books; 1st edition (October 20, 2009)
Entertaining & Holidays
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Mark your calendar. It's the Christmas Cookie Club! Every year on the first Monday of December, Marnie and her twelve closest girlfriends gather in the evening with batches of beautifully wrapped homemade cookies. Everyone has to bring a dish, a bottle of wine, and their stories. This year, the stories are especially important. Marnie's oldest daughter has a risky pregnancy. Will she find out tonight how that story might end? Jeannie's father is having an affair with her best friend. Who else knew about the betrayal, and how can that be forgiven or forgotten, even among old friends such as these? Rosie's husband doesn't want children, and she has to decide, very soon, whether or not that's a deal breaker for the marriage. Taylor's life is in financial freefall. Each woman, each friend has a story to tell, and they are all interwoven, just as their lives are.

On this evening, at least, they can feel as a group the impulses of sisterly love and conflict, the passion and hopefulness of a new romance, the betrayal and disillusionment some relationships bring, the joys and fears of motherhood, the agony of losing a child, and above all, the love they have for one another. As Marnie says, the Christmas Cookie Club, if it's anything, is a reminder of delight.

The Christmas Cookie Club is about the paths Marnie and her friends have traveled, the absolute joy they take in life and love despite the decisions they've regretted, the hard choices and amends they've had to make, and the sacrifices along the way. Ultimately, The Christmas Cookie Club is every woman's story. As you read about Marnie and her friends, their struggles and triumphs, what makes them laugh and what has made them cry, you'll see yourself and some of the ingredients of your own story. Celebrating courage and joy in spite of hard times and honoring the importance of women's friendships as well as the embracing bonds of community, Ann Pearlman has written a novel that speaks to us all.

  • It was not a feel good book. It’s a lot of sad stories all mixed into a cookie club. Not really christmasy or warm. Just sad and awful. I was the only person in my book club to even finish it. Blah!

  • This has got to be one of the most convoluted books I've read in a long time. It was nice having each character represented by a cookie recipe, but there were sections where the flow of the story came to a screeching halt while the reader endured the history of wheat, almonds, baking soda vs. baking powder, etc. While these baking facts were interesting, they detracted from the storyline and chopped the book up into frantic episodes.

    There were other inconsistencies not caught during the editing process, such as referring to the musical group "The Monkees" as "The Monkeys" and one particularly confusing discussion of eyecolor. Luke supposedly had combination brown/blue eyes. In the next sentence he had green eyes. Later he had glass green eyes.

    The concept of this book was great. I had high hopes. The author, Ann Pearlman, was nominated for both the Pulitzer and the National Book Award for a previous memoir. What happened? Why was this book seemingly thrown together?

  • My book club tries to read books in December that have the word Christmas in the title or theme. This book was like most of the books we have read in December; it was nothing more than okay. (Some of our selections have been horrible and I'm ready to drop our December practice.) I didn't find myself relating with these women all that much even though I should have since I am in the main character's age group. I can't think of one man I know who would enjoy this book.

  • The characters aren't well developed. As you read you wonder "which person is this?" A lot of stuff going on, and it could be an interesting book, but I found it lacking. It also isn't particularly "Christmas-y". Yeah, they are making Christmas cookies, but that is about all the Christmas theme there is. However, recipes are included (except for the chocolate truffles, which would have been good) and I have made some, which were good.

    Overall, it isn't awful, but I have read better. I wanted that feel good Christmas feeling, and this didn't do it. I wish I had felt closer and more involved in the characters, but I found myself trying to remember who was who and asking a lot of questions about what was going on.

  • First let me say I never finished reading the book, not only was I bored reading it but didn't like how one of the characters talked in the book. The entire first chapter or two were pretty depressing when she talks about her daughters and her failed second marriage and then her friend's troubled last few months. I bought this expecting something light and more upbeat of a holiday read

  • I ordered this book because it was our next bookclub selection. It arrived promptly, in great condition. I have not finished the book yet, but so far am enjoying it. It is a light read with interesting cookie recipes and even more interesting historical data about ingredients. A fun read around the holidays.

  • Not my kind of book

  • On it's own any other time of year I might not finish this book but since it
    was a Book Club pic for November and we had to bring two dozen cookies
    to the meeting I decided I would get into the Holiday spirit and enjoy the
    story....and I did. I really liked the historical data on the ingredients and
    found that a nice addition to a pretty mediocre book. Take it for what
    it is and start your own "Cookie Club".