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Cocktails for Book Lovers Hardcover – July 1, 2014
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"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
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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Top Customer Reviews
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!
HEAT RATING: NONE(drinks/cocktails)
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
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
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book was OK although I was a bit disappointed that it was not more indepth, as I'd hoped.Published 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
I received a free final copy in exchange for an honest review.
I've been waiting to post my review until I had a chance to sample some of the drinks listed, and now that... Read more
This is not just another recipe book for making great cocktails, each page pairs a delicious, easy to make drink with a book and the author's biography as well as some additional... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Emily Weil
If you love books and cocktails, this is a great little read. Fifty authors, both classical and contemporary are each paired up with a cocktail recipe inspired by either the author... Read morePublished 11 months ago by GuinnessGal
As an avid cookbook reader & collector, I totally enjoyed reading this book, so much that it is full of marginalia all over!!! Read morePublished 12 months ago by Author Chaser
I just have to say that this is a delightful little book. Each chapter is about an author, with a drink inspired by that author, quotes by the author and added recommendations for... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kathleen Kelly
As a book lover, I love this book! Everything from the cover design and the perfect size of the book, to the cocktail recipes, which are easy to follow and sound yummy (can't wait... Read morePublished 17 months ago by RL Black