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February 2008 Newsletter
For One More Day
by Mitch Albom
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February Book Quote
"It's such a shame to waste time. We always think we have so much of it." Posey, For One More Day
In this issue...
- Fact or Fiction?
- Choose Your Character!
- Did You Know...?
- Debatable Questions
- Featured Recipe
- A Little Something Extra For Your Meeting!
- Book Club Queen News and Updates.
Fact or Fiction?
Researchers say about 60 percent of all marriages that eventually end in divorce do so within the first 10 years.
Answer at bottom.
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Choose Your Character!
What character was most developed by the author? Who was your favorite?
- Chick: the undeserving, weak son who has to almost die before he realizes how important life is.
- Mother: the loving woman who tried to shield Chick from the unfairness of her failing marriage.
- Father: the man who ruined Chick's life as a child.
Did You Know...?
The overall divorce rate shot up in the 1960s to 1970s according to Joshua R. Goldstein, professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton's Office of Population Research, because "expectations of high divorce are in some ways self-fulfilling."
Information courtesy of The NY Times.
- Was Chick a Mama's boy or a Daddy's boy?
- Was it not being there for his mother's death or the fact that he was still trying to please his father that sent Chick over the edge?
- Was Chick's behavior over the divorce of his parents in the 1960s a normal reaction?
- Did Chick continue to pass his parents attitudes through to his own child?
- Was Chick a coward?
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Posey cooked her son Roasted Eggplant, a hot, familiar dish she made a hundred times when he was growing up.
Roasted Eggplant -IL Fornaio
- 1 to 1 1/2 lb. Japanese eggplant
- 2 green onion tops, chopped
- 2 tbsp. small capers
- Olive oil
- 4 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 5 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice1 pinch of salt
- 1 pinch of white pepper
- 1/8 tsp. Tabasco sauce
- 4 oz. good quality goat cheese (Montrachet)
- 1 Italian bread baquette (flute)
Peel alternate strips of skin from eggplant. Remove cap. Cut eggplant lengthwise into 1/4 inch slices. Place on cookie sheets and brush both sides of slices with olive oil. Cook under a preheated oven broiler or on an outdoor grill until well browned, turning once. Place eggplant slices on a large, flat serving plate. Sprinkle with capers and green onion tops.
Marinade: Mix vinegar, oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and Tabasco. Adjust taste. Pour over warm eggplant slices. Marinate several hours at room temperature.
Just before serving place the cheese in the center of the eggplant plate. Serve thinly sliced bread on the side.
Recipe courtesy of Cooks.com - Roasted Eggplant - Il Fornaio
|BCQ Newsbit #2
March Book of the Month Pick is Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah. Get reading and come back to chat with us at our Book of the Month Blog!
A Little Something Extra For Your Meeting!
More reading on the subject of Near Death Experiences can be found at
Check out Oprah's Movie Version of For One More Day at
A great article for discussion on
the effects of divorice on adult relationships.
|BCQ Newsbit #3
Mike Monahan, author of Barracuda in progress! Pick up your copy and look for the full review and interview in March!
Answer to Fact or Fiction - FACT.
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