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In the bestselling tradition of The Friday Night Knitting Club and The Jane Austen Book Club, three women find unexpected answers, happiness, and one another, with Meryl Streep movies as their inspiration.

Two sisters and the cousin they grew up with after a tragedy are summoned home to their family matriarch’s inn on the coast of Maine for a shocking announcemen...more
Paperback, 325 pages
Published June 19th 2012 by Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books (first published 2012)
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Nancy
This book really surprised me. I like Meryl Streep. I don't love her but I find her acting compelling. But the book is really about four women, reuniting 15 years after a tragic accident, each going their separate ways, and finding meaning in a few of Streep's movies. They are each able to pull deep meaning out of the movies and each take is different and worthwhile.

The author provides some insight in that she has often found meaning in movies and applies life lessons to her own life. She picked...more
Kelly Hager
This is told from multiple narrators. Isabel (whose husband has just had an affair), her sister June (single and raising a child on her own) and their cousin Kat (who has just gotten engaged to her perfect boyfriend Oliver and who has almost immediately wondered if she made the right choice) have just moved into the inn that their aunt/mom Lolly runs. Lolly has cancer and the prognosis is not good. Each woman has ample reason to feel unsettled even besides the fact that Lolly will likely die.

Wh...more
Patty
The Meryl Streep Movie Club
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Mia March

My " in a nutshell" summary...

Lolly, Kat, Isabel, June...tragedy brings them together and a tragedy keeps them together and makes them a family.

My thoughts after reading this book...

Lolly...inn owner, mother of Kat, and aunt to Isabel and June calls everyone home. Lolly has news to share that will change everyone's life. Lolly won't tell them what she wants to tell them until after they make popcorn, eat cupcakes and watch a Meryl Streep movie...her favorite...more
Teri
Received this from Simon and Schuster, looks like a fun quick read.

OK, so NOT a fun beach read. It's quite sad and not light at all. It is a quick read however. I guess I got a bit uppity when reading this one... It was OK, I wouldn't recommend it to my book snob friends looking for great literature but for someone looking for something easy and a little thought provoking I might.
Dana
late last night....I finished the most wonderful book which I highly recommend, called "The Meryl Streep Movie Club." Do not let the title fool you into thinking this was a piece of forgettable fluff. It was a very well written, deeply felt novel, with great character AND plot driven prose. The main setting for the story is a B&B in Maine, where 3 young women were raised by Lolly, who is mother to one of the women, and aunt to the other two. The nieces lost both their parents in the same mom...more
Darcy Odden
Fans of "The Friday Night Knitting Club" will enjoy "The Meryl Streep Movie Club" by Mia March.

When Lolly Weller's husband, sister and brother-in-law are killed in a New Year's Eve car accident, Lolly, a Maine innkeeper, becomes responsible not only for her daughter Kat, but also for her nieces, Isabel and June Nash.

Years later, Isabel is married her childhood sweetheart, Edward, with whom she fell in love when he was counseling her about her parents' deaths. June is a single mother and booksto...more
DiDi
I enjoyed the plot. I could relate with one character in particular, and appreciated that Ms. March devoted chapters to the varied POVs specifically, so that it was easier to identify which character's story I was following: although sometimes a specific character's dialogue was not identified, which took me out of the story a few times. It was also unfortunate that the men seemed to be "on the shelf" and waited politely for their cues. I enjoyed how she related each main character's story to ev...more
Ingrid Fasquelle
Amateurs de chick-lit, passez votre chemin ! "Dans la Peau de Meryl Streep" n'a rien d'une comédie légère ! Malgré un titre qui laisse présager un divertissement hilarant et des rebondissements cocasses, il s'agit plutôt d'un drame familial. Un roman choral original et très réussi qui s'inspire de l'univers cinématographique de Meryl Streep pour livrer le portrait émouvant de trois jeunes femmes à qui la vie n'a rien épargné. C'est la chronique douce-amère et poignante d'une famille marquée par...more
Sharon

I enjoyed this very much. I am a fan of Meryl Streep movies. I knew what to expect from the jacket cover. I loved the discussions of the movies that I've watched. The plot was more than a little contrived but it was well written and I was moved by their stories. Two sisters returning to the bed and breakfast they were raised after a tragic accident with their parents. Their aunt that raised them asks them to return because she needs to share news of her own. They reunite with their cousin and au...more
Vishy
I discovered ‘The Meryl Streep Movie Club’ by Mia March through Kelly’s review of it. I love books with a movie theme – I loved ‘The Film Club’ by David Gilmour. So, when I read Kelly’s review, I couldn’t resist getting the book. I rarely get a book as soon as it comes out – I am normally the last guy to know about a new book release – and so it was one of the rare occasions when I got a book as soon as it came out. The book came out in June, I got it in June and I read it in June. I haven’t don...more
JoyAnne
This is a book about two sisters, their cousin and aunt who run The Three Captains Inn. The four are not close and they only see each other a couple times a year except for cousin Kat and her mom, Lolly, who run the Inn.

Lolly is a huge fan of movies and selects different actors and/or themes throughout the year for her friends and guests to enjoy. This is Meryl Streep season. Each movie they see encourages the women to talk about their own problems, most of which are depicted in the movies.

Lol...more
Zarina
The Meryl Streep Movie Club centers around sisters Isabel and June and their cousin Kat and Aunt Lolly. Despite Lolly having brought up all three girls, now adult women, the family has never been very close. But following some devestating news the sisters decide to stay at the historic inn Lolly runs in Boothbay in Maine for a while and during this time they finally start to get to know each other.

Their bond partly grows stronger through their regular film evenings, during which they make their...more
Chloe
The book is the story of the women of one family, each going through their own personal turmoil but being united by the weekly Meryl Streep Movie Club held at their guesthouse. There's family matriarch Lolly, who has her own daughter but took in her nieces when they were children after their parents were killed. The three girls think Lolly's distant and not overly affectionate, but when she summons them all to the guesthouse for a surprise announcement, they are left wondering what it could be....more
Nathalie
I kindly received this as a prize from a Twitter competition from Book Minx at Simon & Schuster. I was excited to have won it as I had heard so many good things about it, and knew that lots of people were looking forward to it coming out. I absolutely loved it! I read it in a day, because I kept going back to it and reading more, as I was completely drawn in to the characters and their stories.

I loved all the main characters in the book, yes they all had their own issues and flaws, but they...more
Bonnie
Ok so now I want to watch every Meryl Streep movie again! Always admired her, and this book makes me want to so them all again now that I'm older. But also because of the great characters in the book. I loved them all, but especially June. The story did parallel The Friday Night Knitting Club with main characters who have troubles, betrayal, heartache, or loss. No knitting store but Meryl Streep movie nights as the glue holding everyone together and working through challenges. Ok, a lot like the...more
Ayelet
Though I don't consider myself the biggest Meryl Streep fan, I really got into this book. I found myself picking a favorite movie and a favorite character (June!). Though the alternating chapters sometimes leads to odd jumps ahead in time by a few days, you get great perspective into each woman's life and heart and choices. They are all facing difficult choices, but they form a beautiful family.
More than making me want to watch a Meryl Streep movie, this book made me want to book a vacation to...more
Beth Mills
Three women--two sisters and their cousin--all at a point of crisis in their lives have to find a way to reconnect and help each other through tough times and tougher choices. I love the way the movies and the viewers' comments about them weave their way through the story and add depth to issues the characters are facing. A moving and satisfying story, one I will read again,it also made me want to run out to the library to borrow those dvds.
Heather
YAY! I won this giveaway...I can't wait to read it! :)
Gotta love First Reads!

I just finished this book and it was WONDERFUL. Some folks say it was depressing in their reviews, but I disagree - out of tragedy and loss comes love and compassion. A great read that will make you want to travel, bake, and watch Meryl Streep movies! Thanks to Mia March for writing. I do hope for a next book with more of Kat's story.
Sheena

This was such a fantastic book to read. The storyline was great, you could really get a feel for the main characters and everything they have had to go through. It also has made me think I need to check out some more Meryl Strrep movies. I hope there might be a sequeal for this as Iu wonder what happens with the girls as they continue onwards. I can't wait for the next Mia March book to come out. Fantastic debut novel!
Shari Spencer


I liked the characters very much and at different times throughout the book found myself identifying with each one of them. It made me realize that I have a few what-ifs and what-may-have-beens in my own life to consider.
Meredith
This was a likable enough story, but I was wanting more. More from the characters, more development I guess. A pleasant enough read though.
Dale Harcombe
Sometimes a book comes along that is just what you want to read at the time. The fact that it took me longer to read this than usual is no indication of the book’s worth. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was just a fact that life intruded and prevented me from reading it when I wanted to.
This is a warm and engaging story of four women, Lolly and her daughter Kat and her two nieces Sharon and June, who Lolly cared for from a young age after the death of their parents and Lolly’s husband. Lolly owns a...more
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
Author Mia March is a self confessed, life long fan of Meryl Streep and her debut novel is in part a tribute to the accomplished actress but even if you are not a fan of her movies you are sure to enjoy this warm hearted story.
Sisters Isabel and June return to the Maine bed and breakfast they grew up in after the death of the parents, at the request of their Aunt Lolly who has something important to share with them. For Isabel, who has just discovered her husband's affair, and single mother June...more
Charlotte Lynn

A cousin and two sisters grew up together, barely speaking. A family member, Lolly, becomes sick with cancer and calls them all back to the inn they grew up in to tell them the news. Isabel, June, and Kat are all shocked, but decide to stay on at the inn and help Lolly fight her battle and keep the inn running.
Lolly declares it Meryl Streep movie month. Each Friday the girls get together and watch a different movie starring Meryl Streep. During these movies they find themselves sharing secrets a...more
Michelle Huntsinger
This was an interesting story about 4 strong women and the bonds they forge while watching Meryl Streep movies.

You meet Kat, a lovely baker in love with the boy next door since she was a child, raised by her mother along with her two cousins after their parents and her father die in a car crash. She knows one thing, she wants to open her own bakey but that's about it.

Isabel-- one of the cousins, whose marriage just fell apart but she's bound and determined to make a new start.

June-- Isabel's bea...more
 Gigi Ann
This is a story about three estranged women, two sisters and a cousin. They grew up together after a tragedy. They are now finding unexpected happiness in the most unexpected way: by watching Meryl Streep movies together. It is only when the three are summoned to their family matriarch's inn on the coast of Maine for an important announcement that they are able to reconnect through surprising and heartfelt discussions of movies starring Meryl Streep, and discover who they really are and what the...more
Lori McD
Wow! It's difficult for me to give a 5 star rating... don't know why. I suppose that, to me, if every book is a 5, then none of them are. But this book... I haven't been able to stop thinking about it.

I *love* Meryl Streep - who doesn't? But "Out of Africa" is my favorite movie of all time - Meryl, the scenery, the music, the bittersweet romance... I liked Meryl Streep before this movie, but I *loved* her afterwards. And I started seeing the movies that she'd made earlier, that I was too young...more
Laurel-Rain
As a fan of Meryl Streep and all of her movies, I just knew that I would thoroughly enjoy "The Meryl Streep Movie Club."

From the very first page, I felt swept up into the lives of the characters, beginning with Lolly, who owns an inn in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and circling out to include her daughter Kat and nieces Isabel and June.

What started as a tragedy many years before comes full circle when Lolly calls everyone home to Boothby Harbor at an unexpected time: a time that wasn't a holiday. A c...more
Lynn
This one is definitely all about relationships! Quite poignant, yet very uplifting. Probably appreciated by readers not wanting a lot of detail, preferring characterization through actions. The characterization was not as detailed and in-depth as I typically prefer (e.g. Kate Jacobs, Maeve Binchy, etc.), but the story was quite powerful nonetheless! By 3/4 through it was "very good," in my opinion--by the end, excellent! I would recommend it! Especially if you're just curious about or have ever...more
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I'm the author of THE MERYL STREEP MOVIE CLUB (2012, Simon & Schuster) and FINDING COLIN FIRTH, Simon & Schuster, 2013 (a spin-off of TMSMC). I live on the coast of Maine, the setting of the novels, with my eleven-year-old son and our very sweet beagle.

I've been swooning over Colin Firth since I first saw him in the BBC version of Pride & Prejudice back in the mid 90s. (I'm also crazy...more
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