The Oakdale Dinner Club: Part 3

OakdaleDinnerClubcoverThe Word On The Street’s Book Club discussion of The Oakdale Dinner Club continues! Check out part one and part two of the conversation.

This week, book club leader Liz has a few questions based on roughly Chapters 16 – 24. Feel free to use these as a jumping-off point for any other thoughts or questions you may have too.


Part Three recipe: Hummus! An absolute staple in my diet. You need:

  • Chickpeas
  • Tahini
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Lemon
  • Salt
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic

I do everything to taste and combine them in the food processor, but this video does a nice job of explaining how to make a lighter hummus:

  1. It’s fairly obvious that Mary Ann’s dinner club choices are romantic and meant to inspire flirtations. But what about every other member’s choices? Drew always brings wine and beer…what does that say about him?
  2. How do you think Alice feels about her life with Lavinia?
  3. Do Drew and Mary Ann even like each other? Is this love or lust or boredom or spite?
  4. Does Kate drink too much? Does Hallie diet too much? Are these their defining characteristics? Are Moritsugu’s characters well rounded?
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One thought on “The Oakdale Dinner Club: Part 3

  1. Oh man, I don’t have a food processor, but that hummus looks amazing. So hungry now…

    Drew really doesn’t seem to fit into the dinner club/Oakdale group, does he? The fact that he keeps just bringing the booze rather than cooking anything does seem to say a lot about his participation. I don’t think he and Mary Ann are on the same page at all.

    I like the way Alice’s motherhood is portrayed. It seems very realistic. She clearly loves Lavinia, but had to give up a lot of the things she liked about her old life to be a single mother.

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