The Christmas Cookie Club

Author: Ann Pearlman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439159415
Release Date: 2011-10-25
Genre: Cooking

On a snowy December night, 12 women meet for a cookie exchange, where they tell stories of the cookies they baked, tales that are emblematic of the year that has just passed and focus on sisterly love and conflict, yearning for grandchildren and more. Reader's Guide enclosed. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.

The Christmas Cookie Cookbook

Author: Ann Pearlman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439176930
Release Date: 2010-10-26
Genre: Cooking

The Christmas Cookie Cookbook is the perfect holiday present or year-round companion for new and seasoned bakers alike. Packed with tips, anecdotes, and tons of recipes, this cookbook is a must-have for anyone looking for a new holiday tradition or simply a fresh way to spread holiday cheer throughout the year. For almost twenty years, Ann Pearlman and a dozen of her friends have been in a Christmas Cookie Club founded by Marybeth Bayer. Every year at the same time, they gather at her house to exchange cookies, wine, and laughs. Now, with The Christmas Cookie Cookbook, Ann shows readers how to start a club of their own. The recipes and the inspiration are all here in one complete guide for cookie club hopefuls. With a diverse selection of not only Christmas cookies, but Chanukah and Ramadan cookies too, there’s a treat in here for everyone!

A Catered Christmas Cookie Exchange

Author: Isis Crawford
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 9781617736155
Release Date: 2014-10-07
Genre: Fiction

"Fans of culinary cozies by Joanne Fluke and Diane Mott Davidson will enjoy discovering Crawford."--Library Journal Bernie and Libby Simmons, caterers extraordinaire, are hosting a televised cookie contest just in time for Christmas, but unfriendly rivalries cook up a cutthroat competition. . . The feisty members of the Christmas Cookie Club Exchange are busy perfecting their recipes once again. And with the Baking for Life cookie contest on the line, the stakes are higher--and deadlier--than ever. When the odds-on favorite dies in a suspicious car accident en route to the show, Bernie and Libby start digging and are shocked to uncover a soap opera of sinister secrets and clandestine affairs. But they'll stop at nothing to get to the truth, because no holiday treat is sweeter than justice! Includes Original Recipes for You to Try! "A chatty, cozy mystery." --Library Journal

A Gift for My Sister

Author: Ann Pearlman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439159491
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Fiction

Sisters Tara and Sky, different in every way, must come together in the wake of a series of tragedies and try to understand each other.

The Christmas Cookie Collection

Author: Lori Wilde
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062304469
Release Date: 2013-12-23
Genre: Fiction

The New York Times Bestselling Author ofThe First Love Cookie Clubreturns to Twilight, Texas,with one brand-new story and three storiesnever before in print! There's a legend in Twilight, Texas. It says that if on Christmas you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your one true love, he will be your destiny. Carrie, Raylene, Christine, and Flynn are all members of the Christmas Cookie Club. Each has a story to tell, and each discovers the miracles of the season and the power of love. Carrie: Reconnects with her high school sweetheart . . .the only man she's ever loved. Raylene: Discovers that the daughter she gave awayat birth is living right in Twilight . . . Christine: Has given up on love . . . until the man ofher dreams walks through her shop door. Grace: It's Christmas Eve and Flynn and Jesse Calloway are thrilled to be expecting a new baby. Then Flynn's car hits a patchof ice, and Jesse must move earth . . . and heaven . . .to save her and their unborn child.

The First Love Cookie Club

Author: Lori Wilde
Publisher:
ISBN: 1616649763
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Christmas stories

"On Christmas Eve, if you sleep with kismet cookies under your pillow and dream of your one true love, he will be your destiny." The townsfolk of Twilight, Texas, believe the legend, but not Sarah Collier not since she was a pudgy teenager, running down the church aisle on Christmas Day in a jingle bell sweater and reindeer antlers, trying to stop Travis Walker from marrying someone else. She may be grown-up, slimmed-down, bestselling children's book author "Sadie Cool" now, but Sarah will never forget that day. And she'll never fall foolishly in love again! But when a letter from a sick fan brings Sarah back to Twilight, she's shocked to discover that Travis is the little girl's father unattached and hotter than ever. His smile still makes her melt, but Sarah knows that ship has sailed. Travis, however, might have different ideas.

The Cookie Club

Author: Ann Pearlman
Publisher:
ISBN: 1407454390
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Ann Arbor (Mich.)

On the first Monday of December, every year, twelve friends gather in the evening with batches of homemade cookies wrapped in beautiful packages. They drink wine, they eat and they take turns telling the story of the cookies they have baked. Somehow these stories are always emblematic of the year that has just passed, as complicated and rich as our own lives. Lives full of sisterly love and conflict, yearning for babies and grandchildren, passion and disillusionment with men, a secret decade long affair, the loss of a job, the death of a child... These women are as imperfect as real women, made heroic by their ability to resolve conflict, to endure and support each other.

A Catered Christmas

Author: Isis Crawford
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 9780758269140
Release Date: 2006-10-01
Genre: Fiction

As picturesque Longley, New York, gets ready to ring in the holiday season, caterers Bernadette and Libby Simmons are coping with their busiest time of year. If that's not enough to make them run around like crazed elves, they're recruited for a cooking show contest that pits celebrity chefs against each other--and gives rise to murder. . . Visions of sugar plums are most decidedly not dancing in Libby's head--especially since she and her sister are set to appear on the Hortense Calabash Cooking Show. The premise is to give six professional caterers random ingredients and have them whip up a holiday meal. The icing on the fruitcake is that Hortense Calabash is a grinch of year-round proportions. And the other contestants are some of the most demanding--and difficult--chefs in the business. Bernie and Libby are thrown into the mix as arguments and accusations simmer on the set. Holiday spirit has left the building--and leaves a body--when Hortense, all dressed up as Santa Claus for the opening sequence, is killed by an exploding oven. With the holiday rush in full swing and a killer still on the loose, Bernie and Libby have no choice but to wrap up the mystery before their geese are well and fully cooked. . . Includes Scrumptious Holiday Recipes for You to Try!

Infidelity

Author: Ann Pearlman
Publisher: MacAdam/Cage Publishing
ISBN: 0967370124
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Ann Pearlman's Infidelity is the true story of the devastating effects of marital betrayal on three generations of American women: her grandmother, her mother, and herself. In seamless prose and a mesmerizing voice, the author paints rich scenes moving characters across the span of the twentieth century. Ann Pearlman mines a universal vein in her bluntly honest memoir of infidelity that resonates in countless marriages today. In the 1960s, Ann fell in love with Ty, an African-American professional football player and artist. Over twenty-five years together, they obtained graduate degrees, forged dual careers, and raised children. As a psychotherapist, Ann wrote a book on the joys of sexual monogamy and embarked on an author's tour appearing on TV talk shows (Oprah, Donahue, Sally Jessy Raphael) as an expert on marriage. As the century drew to a close, Ann discovered her husband's affair with a married Japanese woman. Again, Ann was forced to revisit infidelity, an echo from previous generations.

The Secret Cookie Club

Author: Martha Freeman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481410465
Release Date: 2015-05-19
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Assigned by their counselor to bake cookies together when they do not get along, four summer campers become good friends and use their mutual love for baking cookies to maintain their bond strong when they return to school. Simultaneous eBook.

The All American Cookie Book

Author: Nancy Baggett
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395915376
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Cooking

Presents a selection of America's finest cookies, in a cookbook that features a variety of traditional treats, regional specialties, and contemporary new creations, along with tips on cookie decorating and crafts.

The Christmas Cookie Killer

Author: Livia J. Washburn
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440636044
Release Date: 2008-09-30
Genre: Fiction

Phyllis Newsom stands a good chance in the Christmas cookie contest with her snowflake-shaped lime sugar cookies. But Mrs. Simmons? gingerdoodles might give her a run for her money?until she?s found strangled in a pile of cookies. With many on Santa?s naughty suspect list, this case is a cookie Phyllis means to crumble?

The Christmas Pearl

Author: Dorothea Benton Frank
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061741326
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Fiction

Still spry at ninety-three, Theodora has lived long enough to see her family grow into an insufferable bunch of truculent knuckleheads. Having finally gathered the whole bickering brood together for the holidays at her South Carolina home, the grand matriarch pines wistfully for those extravagant, homey Christmases of her childhood. How she misses the tables groaning with home-cooked goodies, the over-the-top decorations, those long, lovely fireside chats with Pearl, her grandmother's beloved housekeeper and closest confidante. These days, where is the love and the joy . . . and the peace? But this is, after all, a magical time. Someone very special has heard Theodora's plea—and is about to arrive at her door with pockets full of Gullah magic and enough common sense to transform this Christmas into the miracle it's truly meant to be.

The Christmas Cookie Book

Author: Lou Seibert Pappas
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811830950
Release Date: 2000-10-01
Genre: Cooking

Shares recipes for making traditional and contemporary Christmas cookies for family celebrations and guests, as well as holiday treats that can be mailed, and describes the origins of Christmas cookies.

Inside the Crips

Author: Ann Pearlman
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781466860995
Release Date: 2013-12-24
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Inside the Crips is the memoir of the author Colton Simpson's life as a Crip--beginning at the tender age of ten in the mid-seventies--and his prison turnaround nearly twenty-five years later. Colton ("C-Loc") Simpson calls himself the only gang member ever allowed to quite the Crips--and one of the few to survive into his thirties. Simpson--son of a ballplayer for the California Angels and a mother who was relentlessly rough with her sons after their fathers left her--became a gang member at ten. Inside The Crips tells the remarkable--and at the same time, all too common--story of gang life in the 1980s in immediate and descriptive prose that makes this book a gripping true-life read. Inside The Crips covers the rush that comes from participating in gang violence and the years-long wars between the Bloods and Crips. Simpson's story also puts the reader in the middle of the struggle between the Crips and corrections officers in Calipatria prison. It covers gang life from the mid-seventies to the mid-nineties, and introduces characters it's impossible not to care about: Simpson's fellow gangbanger Smile; and Gina, the long-suffering friend and mother of two sons who married Simpson in prison.