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October 2018

October Book Club

October 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Once Upon a Thyme Bookshop, 1275 Fairfield Rd
Beavercreek, OH 45432 United States
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Our monthly book selection will be centered around a cooking or food theme, but in most cases will be a novel or a short story collection. We’ll have two meetings at the end of each month, please pick the one that is most convenient for you! October's book selection is The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle. At one point or another, we’ve all been asked to name five people, living or dead, with whom we’d like to have dinner. Why…

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November 2018

November Bookclub

November 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Once Upon a Thyme Bookshop, 1275 Fairfield Rd
Beavercreek, OH 45432 United States
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This months selection will be Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li. The Beijing Duck House in Rockville, Maryland, is not only a beloved go-to setting for hunger pangs and celebrations; it is its own world, inhabited by waiters and kitchen staff who have been fighting, loving, and aging within its walls for decades. When disaster strikes, this working family’s controlled chaos is set loose, forcing each character to confront the conflicts that fast-paced restaurant life has kept at bay.…

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January 2019

January Bookclub

January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Once Upon a Thyme Bookshop, 1275 Fairfield Rd
Beavercreek, OH 45432 United States
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This months selection will be Killing It: An Education by Camas Davis Camas Davis was at an unhappy crossroads. A longtime magazine editor, she had left New York City to pursue a simpler life in her home state of Oregon, with the man she wanted to marry, and taken an appealing job at a Portland magazine. But neither job nor man delivered on her dreams, and in the span of a year, Camas was unemployed, on her own, with nothing…

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February 2019

February Bookclub

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Once Upon a Thyme Bookshop, 1275 Fairfield Rd
Beavercreek, OH 45432 United States
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This months selection will be The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein bites into her mother's homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother's emotions in the slice. To her horror, she finds that her cheerful mother tastes of despair . Soon, she's privy to the secret knowledge that most families keep hidden: her father's detachment, her mother's transgression, her brother's…

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March 2019

March Bookclub

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Once Upon a Thyme Bookshop, 1275 Fairfield Rd
Beavercreek, OH 45432 United States
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This months selection will be What She Ate by Laura Shapiro Everyone eats, and food touches on every aspect of our lives-social and cultural, personal, and political. Yet most biographies rarely pause at the table to explore what's on the plate. Shapiro introduces six fascinating women, and in telling us about their lives, she puts the food right up front. What did these women eat? And why? And who was sitting across the table?When we follow the culinary trail through a…

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April 2019

April Bookclub

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Once Upon a Thyme Bookshop, 1275 Fairfield Rd
Beavercreek, OH 45432 United States
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We're going back a bit for this months selection! In April we will be reading Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel Tita de la Garza realizes that she can transfer her emotions into her food. When she's forced to stay home and care for her mother instead of marrying, she becomes a talented chef who can affect people's moods with her cooking. She attempts to keep this power a secret, but is finally forced to reveal it at the…

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June 2019

June Bookclub

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Once Upon a Thyme Bookshop, 1275 Fairfield Rd
Beavercreek, OH 45432 United States
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In June we will be reading Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi. Perdita Lee may appear your average British schoolgirl; Harriet Lee may seem just a working mother trying to penetrate the school social hierarchy; but there are signs that they might not be as normal as they think they are. For one thing, they share a gold-painted, seventh-floor walk-up apartment with some surprisingly verbal vegetation. And then there's the gingerbread they bake. Londoners may find themselves able to take or leave…

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July 2019

July Bookclub

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Once Upon a Thyme Bookshop, 1275 Fairfield Rd
Beavercreek, OH 45432 United States
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In July we will be reading Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl. Trailblazing food writer and beloved restaurant critic Ruth Reichl took the job of a lifetime when she entered the glamorous, high-stakes world of magazine publishing. Now, for the first time, she chronicles her groundbreaking tenure as editor-in-chief at Gourmet, during which she spearheaded a revolution in the way we think about food. Purchase of the book from the shop is not required, but we do have copies…

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August 2019

August Bookclub at the Shop

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Once Upon a Thyme Bookshop, 1275 Fairfield Rd
Beavercreek, OH 45432 United States
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August's selection is "Kitchens of the Great Midwest" by J. Ryan Stradal When Lars Thorvald's wife, Cynthia, falls in love with wine--and a dashing sommelier--he's left to raise their baby, Eva, on his own. He's determined to pass on his love of food to his daughter--starting with puréed pork shoulder. As Eva grows, she finds her solace and salvation in the flavors of her native Minnesota. From Scandinavian lutefisk to hydroponic chocolate habaneros, each ingredient represents one part of Eva's…

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September 2019

September Bookclub at the Shop

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Once Upon a Thyme Bookshop, 1275 Fairfield Rd
Beavercreek, OH 45432 United States
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September's selection is Midnight at the Blackbird Café by Heather Webber Nestled in the mountain shadows of Alabama lies the little town of Wicklow. It is here that Anna Kate has returned to bury her beloved Granny Zee, owner of the Blackbird Café. It was supposed to be a quick trip to close the café and settle her grandmother’s estate, but despite her best intentions to avoid forming ties or even getting to know her father’s side of the family, Anna…

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