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Book Club Kit: The Chicken Sisters

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I'm obviously stupid and didn't know what a book club kit was. All the same, this was fantastic. Amazing ideas and questions for discussion.
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This was not the book. It was only the Book Club discussion of the book. I could not give it a review as I could NOT read the book. I did not get the reasons to send a Book kit.
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This is a great resource for those looking to host a book club. It features some great conversation starters and I think it compliments the book well.
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Book Club Kit: The Chicken Sisters
by KJ Dell'Antonia
Penguin Random House Library Resources
General Fiction (Adult)
Pub Date 11 Feb 2021   |   Archive Date Not set

Great resource!!  This is a great companion piece to the book!  I have not yet read the book but I am looking forward to it. I've heard so much about it.  I lead book clubs at my library and if we decide to read The Chicken Sisters this would be a good resource. 
Thanks Penguin Random House and NetGalley. 

4 star
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This guide will be awesome to have for a book club discussion! In addition to a reader's guide, and a conversation with the author KJ Dell'Antonia, it has a few recipes at the end! This will be great to have if my book club decides to read The Chicken Sisters in the future! And it would be so fun if we all tried to make the recipes and had our discussion over dinner/dessert!
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This book club kit is an excellent companion to this book.  The Q&A was insightful and the discussion questions were thoughtful and pointed.  I loved the addition of recipes at the end.
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This book threw me for a loop because I thought it was going to be a comedy and then I quickly realized it was a story of family drama. While it wasn't what I initially expected, I enjoyed reading about the sisters and how they worked through their issues.
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Book Club Kit: The Chicken Sisters by KJ Dell'Antonia
Publisher: Penguin Random House Library Resources
Genre: General Fiction (Adult)
Release Date: February 11, 2021

I have not yet read The Chicken Sisters by KJ Dell'Antonia. 

This book club kit is the perfect companion to the book. It asks thought provoking questions that let you take a deeper dive into the book. I enjoyed the Q&A with the author. There’s also some fun recipes included!

I think this will definitely enhance the reader's experience with reading The Chicken Sisters!

I'm so grateful KJ Dell'Antonia, Penguin Random House Library Resources, and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this ARC ebook in exchange for my honest review.
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I love having this book club kit as an companion to the book.  It makes you think deeper about the book and has some fun questions to ponder.  It's great for a book club discussion or just someone that likes to dig a little deeper after reading a good book! Enjoy!!
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The discussion questions are great and I loved the interview with the author and I can’t wait to try out some of these recipes.
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There really are two fried chicken restaurants in Girard, Ks run by sisters, Chicken Annie's and Chicken Mary's.  I've been to both, so when I saw this story, I had to read it......
A wonderful book about family and the trials and tribulations our families can put each other through.  Two fried chicken restaurants over 100 yrs old originally founded by sisters competing with each other.  They are currently run by sisters, descendants of the originals who are working to keep their businesses operating.  This story is built around the daughters of one of the current sisters.  One sister has worked in the fried chicken business most of her life but there is a problem.  She married the son of the other chicken restaurant and switched sides.  Her sister has been working for a reality TV program, where she has just been replaced by a younger model.  The two come up with a plan to enter their mother and mother in law into Food Wars with a $100,000 cash prize for the winner.  And WAR it will be......
This was a wonderful story written with just a little sarcasm and a lot of humor.  How the families survive and exactly who wins make for a very entertaining read.
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I loved the book Chicken Sisters.  This book club kit has some wonderful questions and recipes.  I think I will try the pie recipe and maybe even the fried chicken one.
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A lovely addition to have when reading The Chicken Sisters! Even if you aren't in a book club, you can use this to think more deeply about the story or even have a discussion with yourself. It even has a recipe inside for chocolate cream pie.
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So many cute ideas for a book club!  Also, the discussion questions will add such depth to the story!
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Book Club Kit: The Chicken Sisters is one of a new series of supporting brochures and materials available for fiction and nonfiction titles from Penguin Random House Librarian Resources.  Released 11th Feb 2021 by Penguin Random House, this entry is filled with interesting background history to enhance the personal or book-club reading experience for K.J. Dell'Antonia's engaging story about the meaning of family, friendship, and female relationships, which was published in 2020. This brochure is 7 pages long and includes book discussion questions, some book related recipes, and a short Q&A interview with the author. 
I enjoy the extra resources and enhancements the larger publishing houses are able  to employ to support their publications. I also appreciate that most library systems can provide quite a lot of extra support and guidance to their patrons and groups. These materials would be appropriate for online/remote discussion groups, formal education (modern literature, sociology, culture, and allied subjects), and for enhancing personal reading. 

Five stars. Compact, succinct, and with beautiful typesetting and colorful graphics. It does -not- include the original book, just the discussion and support materials. Available free from the publisher's website.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
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Amazing inspiring and thought provoking questions that are PERFECT for any book club meeting. Highly highly recommend.   I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
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I think this is a great guide to follow for any book club discussions. The questions are though provoking and the recipes are a fun addition!
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Thanks to the publisher for providing this book club kit! I found this to be very useful to have. I think the suggested questions are thought provoking. The recipes at the end were a wonderful thought/idea to add to this. This makes me want to make this our book club pick for March so I can make this food with my club.
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I loved getting to look through this fun Book Club Kit for The Chicken Sisters by KJ Dell'Antonia. 
I haven't read this book yet but it's on my radar after being a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick last year.  especially after reading the interview with the author and learning more about the plot. 
There are a few recipes and discussion questions included to make your book club night a perfectly themed hit. The packet is beautiful with artwork that compliments the book's cover art. 
Thanks to Penguin Random House Library Resources and NetGalley for the advance copy.
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Since The Chicken Sisters was chosen as the December 2020 Reese's Book Club selection, I have no doubt that many suburban reading groups will be discussing this title in the coming months. This seven-page guide will come in handy!

I haven't yet read this novel, and to be honest the title itself doesn't appeal to me. I think the graphic design of the cover is gorgeous though, and the Book Club Kit carries the style throughout. 

The Kit includes:
- Nine typical discussion questions, like "Consider the various connotations the word 'chicken' has in the book. How do the different characters 'play chicken' with one another?"
- Two pages of A Conversation with (author) KJ Dell'Antonia, in which we learn things like where she got the idea to write this book as well as her thoughts on social media and reality TV. 
- Recipes from KJ's Kitchen, specifically Super Simple Sweet Vinegar Salad Dressing, Frank's Family Fried Chicken, and Mae's Magic Chocolate Cream Pie. All sound delicious (and thankfully don't include calorie counts!).

All these elements combined make a pretty helpful, if somewhat standard, book club kit. Reading through it did actually make me want to read the novel now! And eat fried chicken.
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