Adult Book Club Discussion: "The Coincidence of Coconut Cake"

Please join us for the next meeting of our Adult Book Club scheduled for Tuesday, December 11, at 1:00 p.m.  We will be discussing the book "The Coincidence of Coconut Cake" by Amy Reichert.

In downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lou works tirelessly to build her beloved yet struggling French restaurant, Luella’s, into a success. She cheerfully balances her demanding business and even more demanding fiancé…until the morning she discovers him in the buff—with an intern.

Witty yet gruff British transplant Al is keeping himself employed and entertained by writing scathing reviews of local restaurants in the Milwaukee newspaper under a pseudonym. When an anonymous tip sends him to Luella’s, little does he know he’s arrived on the worst day of the chef’s life. The review practically writes itself: underdone fish, scorched sauce, distracted service—he unleashes his worst.

The day that Al’s mean-spirited review of Luella’s runs, the two cross paths in a pub: Lou drowning her sorrows, and Al celebrating his latest publication. As they chat, Al playfully challenges Lou to show him the best of Milwaukee and she’s game—but only if they never discuss work, which Al readily agrees to. As they explore the city’s local delicacies and their mutual attraction, Lou’s restaurant faces closure, while Al’s column gains popularity. It’s only a matter of time before the two fall in love…but when the truth comes out, can Lou overlook the past to chase her future?

Set in the lovely, quirky heart of Wisconsin, The Coincidence of Coconut Cake is a charming love story of misunderstandings, mistaken identity, and the power of food to bring two people together.


Copies of the books are available upon request at the library. 

What:  Adult Book Club
When:  Tuesday, December 11 at 1:00 p.m.

Where:  East Troy Lions Public Library

East Troy Lions Public Library Adult Book Club Reading List 2018 

January:  A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

February:  The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu

March: Z by Theresa Anne Fowler

April:  The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve

May:  The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

June:  Hillbilly Elegy by J. Vance

July:  They May Not Mean To, But They Do by Cathleen Schine

August:  First Draft and Epoch by East Troy High School Students

September:  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovish by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

October:  Jefferson's Daughters: Three Sisters White & Black in a Young America  by Catherine Kerrison
November:  Evicted by Matthew Desmond

December:  The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert