Cocktails for Book Lovers

Cocktails for Book Lovers

by Tessa Smith McGovern


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402293405
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 834,097
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Tessa Smith McGovern is an award-winning English short story writer who moved to America in 1993. First published in 1996, her many publication credits include the Connecticut Review and the English Arts Council at the Southbank Centre, London.

She is host and executive producer of BookGirl.TV, an award-winning web series of video interviews and book recommendations for book clubs, readers and writers. The series features little-known and surprising facts about emerging and best-selling authors, literary cocktails inspired by their books, and tips for writers.

She is founder and editor of eChook Digital Publishing's short story and memoir collections on multiple platforms: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, GooglePlay, Nook, and Kindle, as well as original Web-based stories at

In 2012, eChook Digital Publishing's 'Memoir, Vol. 1? won a silver medal in the eLit Awards. Also in 2012, Tessa Smith McGovern's 'London Road: Linked Stories' won a gold medal in the eLit Awards.

Tessa teaches in the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, and is currently at work on a novel in short stories.

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Cocktails for Book Lovers 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
eheinlen More than 1 year ago
This book was neat! Not only did it give you background on some famous authors, but it also tied interesting cocktails to some of history's greatest works. I liked it!
dhaupt More than 1 year ago
Are you looking for a gift for a special person in your life, a literary lover with discriminating tastes in literature as well as potent potable potions? Well have I got the book for you. Cocktails for book lovers isn’t just a drink dictionary but it pairs your favorite literary icon with his or her favorite libation plus includes a tidbit of arcane information about the author.  For example did you know that Mary Shelly’s parents were radicals, her father a political philosopher and her mother was a feminist. Did you know that her monster was born from a contest played at the home of her friend and poet Bryron. Her drink pairing is Frankenstein’s Berry Punch. Enjoy reading some esoteric facts about some of your favorite literary figures and see what cocktail concoction they’ve been mated with. You’ll get recipes for everything from Hemingway’s beloved Mojitos to Faulkner’s cherished Mint Juleps. If this sounds like it’s what your pal with the cultivated palate would like get this book. Or better yet pick up two or three or four, because book lovers love cocktails.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
Book Girl's Guide to Cocktails for Book Lovers by Tessa Smith McGovern is an interesting and entertaining Drinks/Cocktails with a twist. Filled with cocktails recipes, bios, and so much more. A page turner from beginning to end. From Isabel Allende to Dan Zevin and those in between, such as Ernest Hemingway, Elizabeth Taylor, Mary Shelley and so many more. Each entry has a cocktail recipe, tidbits about a famous contemporary or classic author, a bio, and a book recommendation. Very interesting and entertaining! Whether, you enjoy cocktails or learning more on famous authors, you are sure to enjoy this enticing tale of drinks,cocktails and famous authors! What a concept cocktails that are inspired by some of your favorite authors. I absolutely loved it and intend to enjoy some of the cocktails myself! While, I myself am not a drinker, I found so many of these to be very enticing to serve to your guest. Well done! With vivid pictures, and easy to follow recipes you will not go wrong with this title. Have fun and sip away! But please, sip responsibly. Received for an honest review from the publisher. RATING:4.5 HEAT RATING: NONE(drinks/cocktails) Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More