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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (328 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dana Bate Narrator: Meredith Mitchell Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2013 ISBN: 9781482984545
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Hannah Sugarman seems to have it all. She works for an influential think tank in Washington, DC, lives in a great apartment with her high-achieving boyfriend, and is poised for graduate school and an academic career just like her famous parents. The only problem is that Hannah doesn’t want any of it. What she wants is much simpler: to cook. When her relationship implodes, Hannah seizes the chance to do what she’s always loved and starts an underground supper club out of her new landlord’s townhouse. 

Though wildly successful, her underground operation presents some problems. First, running an unlicensed restaurant out of someone’s home is not, technically speaking, legal. And she kind of forgets to tell her landlord—who just happens to be running for local office and wants to tighten neighborhood restaurant regulations—that she is using his place while he is out of town. On top of all this, Hannah is faced with various romantic prospects that leave her guessing and confused, parents who aren’t huge fans of cooking as a career, and her own fears and doubts that threaten her dreams. A charming, accessible romantic comedy, The Girls’ Guide to Love and Supper Clubs is a story about finding yourself, fulfilling your dreams, and falling in love along the way.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “But the food—oh my goodness—the food!…A culinary tour of DC’s locavore scene. And the supper club menus are saliva-inducing catalogs of deconstructed Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, honeycomb ice cream, and much, much more. Do not read this book hungry.”

    Washington Post

  • “Journalist and debut novelist Bate deftly conjures up a witty, resilient heroine, surrounds her with delightful friends and frenemies, and sends them all on a rollicking quest for love and delicious food.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “[An] engaging debut…Bate’s implausible happy ending feels right.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bev | 2/13/2014

    " Enjoyable undemanding quick read with some wonderful recipes included. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith DeBrunner | 2/12/2014

    " Cute story. The main character was endearing. The recipes that accompanied this book looked delicious, but are a little more difficult than I expected. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Harms | 2/3/2014

    " Hilarious and satisfying. And will make you hungry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy | 2/3/2014

    " A very fun read--I'd definitely like to attend one of Hannah's supper clubs! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon Dewit | 1/30/2014

    " laughed out loud, enjoyable easy read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irishmaddoc | 1/24/2014

    " It started slowly, then picked up speed and then slowed again. I'm afraid I found myself skipping through the pages to get to the point where Blake finds out what's going on. That's why the 3 stars. I enjoyed the premise of the book but thought it was a bit too long and would have benefitted from a lower page count. Would I read her next book, yes I would! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Smatzny | 1/16/2014

    " Cute funny contemporary romance with food. The main character, Hannah Sugarman, is young woman who is having a hard time doing what she wants to do as a profession. This is the story of how she achieves her dream. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie Gilligan | 1/11/2014

    " Not a bad book (for chick lit), just a bit too predictable (again, even for chick lit). Good mindless entertainment, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/7/2014

    " I really liked this! I loved the Supper Club concept and the menus - loved Hannah - loved Blake! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 12/24/2013

    " This book was ok. I didn't really like Hannah and I hated what she was doing. I did like the recipes, I even tried the brisket this weekend. It was very easy and quite good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah Howard | 12/21/2013

    " fantastic book took some time to read though x loved the little twists and turns and how Dana made you feel about the characters very well written "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lethina Mirkovic | 11/9/2013

    " This was definitely 3 1/2 stars. Very cute, easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Gooderham | 8/23/2013

    " This is a great read. The main character Hannah is great. If you have a love for food then you will really enjoy this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy Moede | 7/2/2013

    " Cute book! A bit predictable but Hannah was a character you want to root for :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline Norton | 5/15/2013

    " Loved this book, Hannah Sugarman character is fabulous. Love her strength and determination and never giving up on her dream despite set backs on the way. Favourite bit was when she quit her job.... Many of us would love to do it so spectacularly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy | 5/13/2013

    " Good easy book to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Po | 5/8/2013

    " This was a very fun, easy read. Made me curious to find out if "underground supper clubs" are a real thing, or something that was created for the book. Regardless, very entertaining, if at times a bit unbelievable. Thoroughly enjoyed it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Beverly J. | 4/8/2013

    " It got so close to the end and wanted to throw this book against the wall. STUPID "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 3/17/2013

    " Charming and well-written, but it made me constantly hungry, so I'm glad I finished it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine D | 3/15/2013

    " This was a very fun book, easy to read, easy to relate to! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barb | 3/6/2013

    " Really had a good time with this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 3/2/2013

    " i cringed a lot at the stupid stupid choices the lead character makes and the ending was too simply resolved. But I liked the book because it was set in DC, but not all about politics and government. "

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About the Author

Dana Bate is a freelance writer and former Washington producer and reporter for PBS’s Nightly Business Report. She lives outside Philadelphia.              

About the Narrator

Meredith Mitchell is an actress who has performed in such films as Mona Lisa Smile and The Reunion, on stage with Shakespeare & Company and the New Repertory Theatre, and on television on Good Morning America. She received her BA in psychology from Emory University and her MFA in acting from Brandeis University.