Welcome to Book Rx! Each month, we prescribe a book selection to relax, entertain, enlighten or inspire you along with a tasty treat and beverage. It’s exactly what the doctor ordered.

Rx: “The Widow Waltz”

Prescribed by: Sally Koslow

Prescribed for: Readers with imperfect families hanging on to their sense of humor by a thread,  all of us who have had to “grin and bear it” and anyone who loved the movie “Home for the Holidays.”

Side Effects: An appreciation for what you have and a grateful heart.

The Widow Waltz by Sally Koslow

“The Widow Waltz,” is a gem of a read. It is a funny, touching, incredibly entertaining, and often wry look at family life.

Directions: This is one of those novels that will have you laughing one minute, then crying, and angry the next. It is an examination of family and how relationships can change in the blink of an eye. As Georgia’s family deals with their grief over the loss of her husband in different ways, they discover that this man was was not at all what he seemed and it is time to find the strength within themselves to move on with their lives, learning to trust and love again. Bottom line: this is a terrific novel about reinventing yourself after 40.

Special Instructions: Take with food and drink, curled up in your favorite chair next to the fireplace. Alcohol and carbohydrates highly recommended.

We suggest these soft and chewy pumpkin spice cookies from Just So Tasty.

Pumpkin Spice Cookies from Just So Tasty

And this pumpkin spice martini from The Kitchen is My Playground.

Pumpkin Spice Martini from The Kitchen is My Playground

Refill: here


Julie Bond

Julie Bond is a voracious reader with eclectic tastes running the gamut from YA lit, to psychological suspense, and anything dog-related, of course. You can find her haunting her favorite San Francisco Bay Area indie bookstores. Email her at ObsessiveBookFanatic@gmail.com


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