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The Meryl Streep Movie Club

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In the bestselling tradition of The Friday Night Knitting Club and The Jane Austen Book Club, three women find unexpected answers, happiness, and one another, with Meryl Streep movies as their inspiration.

Two sisters and the cousin they grew up with after a tragedy are summoned home to their family matriarch’s inn on the coast of Maine for a shocking announcement. Suddenly, Isabel, June, and Kat are sharing the attic bedroom—and barely speaking. But when innkeeper Lolly asks them to join her and the guests in the parlor for weekly Movie Night—it’s Meryl Streep month—they find themselves sharing secrets, talking long into the night . . . and questioning everything they thought they knew about life, love, and one another.

Each woman sees her complicated life reflected through the magic of cinema: Isabel’s husband is having an affair, and an old pact may keep her from what she wants most . . . June has promised her seven-year-old son that she will somehow find his father, who he’s never known . . . and Kat is ambivalent about accepting her lifelong best friend’s marriage proposal. Through everything, Lolly has always been there for them, and now Isabel, June, Kat—and Meryl—must be there for her. Finding themselves. Finding each other. Finding a happy ending.

From Publishers Weekly

Apr 09, 2012 – Art imitates art in March s impossibly romantic debut about lost-and-found love and a frayed family repairing itself with the help of platitudes plucked from Streep s prolific oeuvre. Streep s films are as good as a chicken soup, a best friend, a therapist, and a stiff drink, Maine bed-and-breakfast owner Lolly Weller insists, regarding the regular viewings she holds at Maine s quaint Three Captains Inn, where she raised daughter Kat, now 25, and nieces Isabel, 31, and June, 28 (the three trade narration duties), after a car crash on New Year s Eve killed Lolly s husband, sister, and brother-in-law. Fifteen years after the accident, Lolly summons the women to tell them she has cancer. By now, each is struggling with her own heartache: Isabel s failed marriage to her childhood sweetheart, Edward; single mom June s search for her son s dad; and baking artisan Kat s ambivalence about marrying her best friend, Oliver. Streep s films have answers for all, including Lolly, who has a secret of her own to work out. There are no surprises, no problems too tough, nor men too insensitive, in this paean to Streep and happy endings. Consume with a bowl of popcorn and plenty of hankies.

Customer Reviews

Sad when it ended

Loved the characters in this book. I practically read it straight through. Then found myself trying to slow down toward the end because I did not want it to be over. A very enjoyable read that will cause you to think of your own life and of those you love.


A very enjoyable novel, but a bit too predictable

The Meryl Streep Movie Club
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  • Category: Fiction & Literature
  • Published: Jun 19, 2012
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
  • Print Length: 352 Pages
  • Language: English
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