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Book Club: The Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste Fletcher McHale

The Secret to Hummingbird Cake - book cover

Join Myla and Theresa on Saturday, August 26th at 10:30 AM for a discussion of this month's book club selection, The Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste Fletcher McHale. The book will be available in regular and large print as well as audio book for check-out at the front desk. Stop in and pick up your copy, and join us for August's book club. Please call if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste Fletcher McHale

“Why won’t you just tell me what’s in that cake?” I’d been trying to get Laine’s recipe for years. We all had.

When all else fails, turn to the divine taste of hummingbird cake.

In the South you always say “yes, ma’am” and “no, ma’am.” You know everybody’s business. Football is a lifestyle not a pastime. Food—especially dessert— is almost a religious experience. And you protect your friends as fiercely as you protect your family— even if the threat is something you cannot see.

In this spot-on Southern novel brimming with wit and authenticity, you’ll laugh alongside lifelong friends, navigate the sometimes rocky path of marriage, and roll through the outrageous curveballs that life sometimes throws . . . from devastating pain to absolute joy. And if you’re lucky, you just may discover the secret to hummingbird cake along the way.

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Theresa's Thoughts on The Secret to Hummingbird Cake:

"I have to say, and I'm an avid reader, that this book is the best all-around book that I've read in years. Definitely my new favorite. It's set in the South where friends 'know everyone's business' and dessert is almost a 'religious experience' and recipes are 'well-guarded secrets'. It follows a group of friends and families throughout the outrageous curveballs in life, from devastating pain to the absolute joys and it gives a unique spin on problem-solving and friendship. Please join us for some great discussions and to sample some Southern sweet tea and a piece of the secretive hummingbird cake. And if you're lucky...you'll discover the secret to hummingbird cake!"