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"Tessa Smith-McGovern['s]... newest project shares drink recipes inspired by authors, quenching the thirst for both a great read and a satisfying libation." - Entertainment Weekly Shelf Life

"Perfect for talking about at your next book club meeting or while crafting these cocktails with friends." - The New York Daily News

"Featuring classics mixed with original cocktails, plus bio and book suggestions, this slim guide should quench your thirst. You'll find Ernest Hemingway (mojito) plus Junot Diaz (Papi's Rum Punch) and Anne Tyler (Ian's Cherry Cola) among them. " - The Chicago Tribune

"This book is perfect for anyone wanting to mix up a little libations while reading over a long weekend - or for book clubs, looking to spice up the refreshments at their next meetings." - Novel Novice

About the Author

Tessa Smith McGovern is an award-winning English short story writer who moved to America in 1993. First published in 1996, her many publication credits include the Connecticut Review and the English Arts Council at the Southbank Centre, London.

She is host and executive producer of BookGirl.TV, an award-winning web series of video interviews and book recommendations for book clubs, readers and writers. The series features little-known and surprising facts about emerging and best-selling authors, literary cocktails inspired by their books, and tips for writers.

She is founder and editor of eChook Digital Publishing's short story and memoir collections on multiple platforms: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, GooglePlay, Nook, and Kindle, as well as original Web-based stories at eChook.com.

In 2012, eChook Digital Publishing's 'Memoir, Vol. 1? won a silver medal in the eLit Awards. Also in 2012, Tessa Smith McGovern's 'London Road: Linked Stories' won a gold medal in the eLit Awards.

Tessa teaches in the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, and is currently at work on a novel in short stories.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks (July 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402293402
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402293405
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.2 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #810,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I confess: buying "Cocktails For Book Lovers" by Tessa Smith McGovern for a gift and wanting to keep it for myself! This is a delightful collection of authors and literary achievement featuring quick highly informative biographies, info/book lists, colorful cocktail/drinks (with recipes) associated with the writer or authorship.

Raised in England, McGovern recalled her fascination/focus of the "melancholy brilliance" of Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), she also studied "Bloomsbury", the community of writers, artists, intellectuals associated with Woolf. Moving to the US her interest continued in famous literary achievers: the "Algonquin Round Table" (ART) located in NYC, was centered around Dorothy Parker (1893-1967). This renowned literary scene of parties, elegance, glamour, and the flow of drinks/cocktails celebrating the excitement around books/publishing that started in the 1920's.

Beginning with author Isabel Allende (Madrina's Banana Rum) and finishing with Dan Zevin (Kir Royale Champagne), more of the authors featured (115 page book) listed with representing cocktails:
Emily Bronte (Heathcliff's Crush), Willa Cather (Peter's Whiskey Cocktail), Collette (Classic Mulled Wine), Charles Dickens (Mr. Micawber's Hot Gin Punch), Ernest Hemmingway (Mojito), F. Scott Fitzgerald (Gin Rickey), James Joyce (Ruddy Mary), Wally Lamb (Manhattan), Katherine Mansfield (Iced Passion Fruit), Joyce Carol Oates (Zombie Cola), Mathew Quick (Beer Margarita), Mary Shelley (Frankenstein's Berry punch), Elizabeth Taylor (Pear Smash), Anne Tyler (Ian's Cherry Cola) Virginia Woolf (Fitzroy Fizz).

This is a perfect gift for any reader who enjoys relaxing with "literature and libations". I'll be getting a copy for myself soon!
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Format: Hardcover
Book Girl's Guide to Cocktails for Book Lovers by Tessa Smith McGovern is an interesting and entertaining Drinks/Cocktails with a twist. Filled with cocktails recipes, bios, and so much more. A page turner from beginning to end. From Isabel Allende to Dan Zevin and those in between, such as Ernest Hemingway, Elizabeth Taylor, Mary Shelley and so many more. Each entry has a cocktail recipe, tidbits about a famous contemporary or classic author, a bio, and a book recommendation. Very interesting and entertaining! Whether, you enjoy cocktails or learning more on famous authors, you are sure to enjoy this enticing tale of drinks,cocktails and famous authors! What a concept cocktails that are inspired by some of your favorite authors. I absolutely loved it and intend to enjoy some of the cocktails myself! While, I myself am not a drinker, I found so many of these to be very enticing to serve to your guest. Well done! With vivid pictures, and easy to follow recipes you will not go wrong with this title. Have fun and sip away! But please, sip responsibly. Received for an honest review from the publisher.

RATING:4.5

HEAT RATING: NONE(drinks/cocktails)

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
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Are you looking for a gift for a special person in your life, a literary lover with discriminating tastes in literature as well as potent potable potions? Well have I got the book for you.
Cocktails for book lovers isn’t just a drink dictionary but it pairs your favorite literary icon with his or her favorite libation plus includes a tidbit of arcane information about the author.
For example did you know that Mary Shelly’s parents were radicals, her father a political philosopher and her mother was a feminist. Did you know that her monster was born from a contest played at the home of her friend and poet Bryron. Her drink pairing is Frankenstein’s Berry Punch.
Enjoy reading some esoteric facts about some of your favorite literary figures and see what cocktail concoction they’ve been mated with. You’ll get recipes for everything from Hemingway’s beloved Mojitos to Faulkner’s cherished Mint Juleps.
If this sounds like it’s what your pal with the cultivated palate would like get this book. Or better yet pick up two or three or four, because book lovers love cocktails.

Connect with Tessa – BookGirlTV Website- Facebook- Tessa Smith McGovern on Facebook - Twitter – BookGirlTV app at the Google Play store
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The ladies in my book clubs are more wine drinkers but it's fun to mix it up with a cocktail. Based on the couple of cocktails in the preview - I'm looking forward to some delicious experiments in the future! Fun idea for book club members and a great gift idea.
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I love this cleaver book about authors and their stories, along with the delicious cocktails that match. I am interested in how the author determined who should and should not be in this mix of characters. Overall, a must have for a reader, librarian, and book collector like me!
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After receiving my own copy - I ordered several more through Amazon to give as Christmas gifts! I've already tried a few of the cocktails from the book (Elizabeth Gaskell's Smuggler's Respite, F. Scott Fitzgerald's Gin Rickey, and Dorothy Parker's Champagne Bellini, more than once). This is a terrific little book!
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A MUST read for anyone in a book group! Perfect for picking new books, providing invaluable author bios, and pairing a perfect cocktail compliment. This book ignited my book group. I bought 10 copies to pass to friends.
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