Wade Rouse

We are thrilled to have Viola Shipman (Wade Rouse) back for a WINE AND PIE reception at the store on Wednesday, July 18th at 6:00pm for his new book, The Recipe Box. We will be partnering with Suzie’s Pies for a brief demonstration from Suzie and plenty of pie to suit your sweet tooth. This is a free event though reservations are requested. To reserve your place call us at 231.347.1180 or email us at events@mcleanandeakin.com.

Growing up in northern Michigan, Samantha "Sam" Mullins felt trapped on her family's orchard and pie shop, so she left with dreams of making her own mark in the world. But life as an overworked, undervalued sous chef at a reality star's New York bakery is not what Sam dreamed.

When the chef embarrasses Sam, she quits and returns home. Unemployed, single, and defeated, she spends a summer working on her family's orchard cooking and baking alongside the women in her life--including her mother, Deana, and grandmother, Willo. One beloved, flour-flecked, ink-smeared recipe at a time, Sam begins to learn about and understand the women in her life, her family's history, and her passion for food through their treasured recipe box.

As Sam discovers what matters most she opens her heart to a man she left behind, but who now might be the key to her happiness.

VIOLA SHIPMAN is a pen name for Wade Rouse, a popular, award-winning memoirist. Rouse chose his grandmother's name, Viola Shipman, to honor the woman whose heirlooms and family stories inspire his writing. Rouse lives in Michigan and writes regularly for People and Coastal Living, among other places, and is a contributor to All Things Considered. He is the author of The Charm Bracelet and The Hope Chest.
 

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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The Recipe Box: A Novel (The Heirloom Novels) Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250146779
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Thomas Dunne Books - March 20th, 2018

"Filled with cherished memories and treasured recipes, The Recipe Box is a touching tribute to the women and food that unite us and connect our past to the present." —Richard Paul Evans, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"An easy, delightful novel" –Good Housekeeping


The Hope Chest: A Novel (The Heirloom Novels) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250111111
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin - February 13th, 2018

“A graceful, moving, emotionally impactful read.” —Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in The Rain

"Saugatuck, MI, springs to life in this nostalgic, gentle story of lifelong love along with the emotional support and care that families and friends can provide. " —Library Journal


At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream: Misadventures in Search of the Simple Life Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780307451910
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Broadway Books - June 1st, 2010

We all dream about it, but Wade Rouse actually did it. Discover his journey to live the simple life in this hilarious memoir. 


Confessions of a Prep School Mommy Handler: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780307382719
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Broadway Books - August 12th, 2008

At an elite prep school, the devil wears Lilly Pulitzer pink.

When Wade Rouse, who grew up more Hee-Haw than Dynasty, was hired as the director of publicity at the prestigious Tate Academy, he quickly discovered his real job: to make the very pretty, very rich, very mean mommies of the elite students very happy.


I'm Not the Biggest Bitch in This Relationship: Hilarious, Heartwarming Tales About Man's Best Friend from America's Favorite Humorists Cover Image
By Wade Rouse (Editor)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780451234582
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - September 6th, 2011

An anthology of bark-out-loud original essays about dogs from some of today's most popular writers.

Critically acclaimed memoirist Wade Rouse has gathered some of America's best known humorists- authors, comedians, and actors-to offer biting commentary on what it means to share a life, and a heart, with a dog.


 

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