Announcing a new book club with Mary Calvi

Announcing a new book club with Mary Calvi


Learn more about the books below.

CBS New York Book Club, it’s time to vote!

The CBS New York Book Club team selected three fiction books. These “FicPicks” have stories and/or authors related to New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut.

Now it’s your turn to choose which book #ClubCalvi will be reading for the next month!

Below you will find information about our “FicPicks”, including excerpts. Now you can buy one book. Two books are available for pre-order and will be released when we announce your selection on March 14th. These books may contain adult themes.

Vote here! Voting will end on Sunday, March 12.

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Whatever Happened to Ruthie Ramirez by Claire Jimenez

What happened to Ruthie Ramirez

Grand Central Publishing

From the publisher: Ramirez women of Staten Island revolve around absence. When thirteen-year-old middle Ruthie disappears without a trace after track practice, it leaves the family scarred and troubled. One night, twelve years later, older sister Jessica notices a woman on her TV screen on the raunchy reality show Catfight. She rushes to tell her younger sister, Nina, that this woman’s hair is dyed red and she calls herself Ruby, but the beauty mark under her left eye is instantly recognizable. Could it be Ruthie, after all this time?

Claire Jimenez grew up in Brooklyn and Staten Island.

Whatever Happened to Ruthie Ramirez by Claire Jimenez (Hardcover), $23

Whatever Happened to Ruthie Ramirez by Claire Jimenez (Kindle), $14

A Likely Story by Lee McMallan Abramson

A probable story

Atria books

From the publisher: Growing up in 1990s New York as the only child of famous parents was both a blessing and a curse for Isabelle Manning. The only child of a famous American novelist, she uncovers a shocking tangle of family secrets that will upend everything she thought she knew about her parents, her wonderful childhood, and her own stalled writing career.

Lee McMullen Abramson lives in New York.

Note: Simon & Schuster is owned by CBS2’s parent company, Paramount.

A Likely Story by Lee McMullan Abramson (Hardcover), $23

A Likely Story by Lee McMullan Abramson (Kindle), $15

Idra Novi “Take what you need”.

Take what you need


From the publisher: Set in the Appalachian Allegheny Mountains, Take What It Takes follows the parallel lives of Jean and her beloved but distant stepdaughter, Leah, who seeks a break from her rural childhood. In Leah’s city life with her young family, she has said little about Jean, how much she misses her stepmother’s hard-won understanding and joyful lack of restraint. But with Jin’s death, Leah must return to deal with what was left behind.

Idra Novi teaches at Princeton University and in the MFA program at New York University.

Take What You Need by Idra Novi (Hardcover), $28

Take What You Need by Idra Novi (Kindle), $15

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