December Read

A little over a year into our club! This month is a mystery set to music and staged in San Francisco...Swing by Rupert Holmes is as inventive as it is intriguing! Get your toes tappin' and join us for a jazzy cocktail on Wednesday December 19th from 6p-8p!

November Read

Hi all:

Sorry for the delayed post!  This month our book is A Paradise Built in Hell by Rebecca Solnit -- SF's One City One Book read.  Come join for a lively chat on Wednesday Nov. 28th from 6p-8p.  See you there!

October Read

As our October meeting is on Halloween (yes, you should come in costume) we thought we would go local but a lil' bit creepy with Captive of the Labyrinth: Sarah L. Winchester, Heiress to the Rifle Fortune by Mary Jo Ignoffo.  Read, enjoy, maybe sleep with the light on...and come chat on Wednesday October 31st from 6p-8p. 

Sept. Read

In preparation for our awesome! LitQuake event ( we are reading another SF author this month.  Join us as we read Bone - Fae Myenne Ng's debut novel.  We will gather on TUESDAY September 25th to discuss!

August Reading

Due to a confluence of circumstances none of the members of the club could meet last month...but we all so enjoyed America Walks into A Bar that we determined we would discuss it this month for all those who missed the opportunity, get reading! This is a GREAT book....Then join us on August 29th from 6p-8p. 
July has come to San Francisco "on little cat feet."  This month we curl up in our fog drenched city with America Walks into a Bar: A Spirited History of Taverns, and Saloons, Speakeasies and Grog Shops by Christine Sismondo.  Described as a "heady cocktail of agile prose and telling anecdotes, [...] a resounding toast to taprooms, taverns, saloons, speakeasies, and the local hangout where everybody knows your name." ENJOY!
Fellow San Franciscan and neighborhood cheesemonger Gordon Edgar writes of his unexpected path to the world of cheese, taking us with him from his upbringing (Velveeta and Kraft Singles) to the cheese that landed him his first position at Rainbow Grocery (Antique Guyere) and through the invigorated artisan cheese movement that is developing across the US.  Part memoir, part guidebook, part tasting guide, our June read Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge promises to have a little something for everyone!
"For half an hour after Joel Cairo had gone Spade sat alone, still and frowning, at his desk.  Then he said aloud in a tone of one dismissing a problem, "Well, they're paying for it," and took a bottle of Manhattan cocktail and a paper drinking-cup from a desk drawer.  He filled the cup two-thirds full, drank, returned the bottle to the drawer, tossed the cup into the waste basket, put on his hat and overcoat, turned off the lights, and went down to the night-lit street."

The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett, provides one of the best detective stories...well...ever...and our May book.  And with so many cocktail options provided by our booze-loving hero, it will be quite a feat to choose just one for our cocktail! Come and enjoy with us on Wednesday, May 30th from 6 pm - 8 pm.

April Read!

Welcome back, bookish Betties and literary lads! 
It is now April and time for the next installment of Two Sisters 
Books & Booze Club! 

This month the book of choice is The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Potzsch. 
The book is a thriller based in 17th Century Germany. 
A young boy is found dead with a strange tattoo on his body and the villagers 
immediately suspect witchcraft. It is the task of the hangman, Jakob Kuisl, 
and his daughter, Magdalena, to uncover the truth behind this mysterious murder. 

Come discuss this thriller with us on the last Wednesday in April, 4/25!!! 
We will gather to rehash the suspense, intrigue, and romance of the text and 
we will have plenty of booze on hand to calm your frazzled nerves! 

We hope to see you then!
Little Sister

97 Orchard by Jane Ziegelman

Our March reading takes us on a journey through the culinary history of 97 Orchard Street.  Now the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, 97 Orchard once housed generation after generation of immigrants.  The examination of this history amounts to a gastronomic adventure.  Read, enjoy and then come drink and discuss on Wednesday, March 28th!  Maybe even try a few recipes and report back :-) 

February Read!

For February we have (finally!) chosen a book -- Short and beautiful: Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities.  Our meeting, held on February 29th, will feature something lovely and made with Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur.  Please enjoy and then join us on the 29th!