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Our Holiday Book Club Pick

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Welcome back, book clubbers! My family lives in Maine, so my turkey day was a bit chilly but very cozy — and gave me lots of time to curl up with our new book club pick.

Given that November and December are filled with holidays and parties, we decided to tackle just one more before the new year. We’ll go back to our regular schedule for January, but for now, I’m happy to announce that our final tome for 2012 is Ian McEwan’s “Sweet Tooth.”

copies on my desk, eagerly awaiting distribution

From the publisher:

Cambridge student Serena Frome’s beauty and intelligence make her the ideal recruit for MI5. The year is 1972. The Cold War is far from over. England’s legendary intelligence agency is determined to manipulate the cultural conversation by funding writers whose politics align with those of the government. The operation is code named “Sweet Tooth.”

Serena, a compulsive reader of novels, is the perfect candidate to infiltrate the literary circle of a promising young writer named Tom Haley. At first, she loves his stories. Then she begins to love the man. How long can she conceal her undercover life? To answer that question, Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage: trust no one.

Stay tuned throughout the next few weeks for teaser questions, party ideas, and our feedback. As always, let us know if you’re reading along!

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