Forge Your Own Book Club: Waiting for the Night Song by Julie Carrick Dalton

Julie Carrick Dalton’s Waiting for the Night Song is an engrossing read that touches on climate change, female friendships, long-buried secrets, immigration… and murder. In other words, it’s any book club’s dream come true. After you finish reading Waiting for the Night Song with your book club, try out these suggestions to keep the discussion going.

What to Drink:

Get a taste of the blueberries Cadie and Daniela pick from their canoe with blueberry punch! It’s a fizzy and refreshing treat. Prefer a cocktail to a mocktail? This drink is a great mixer for vodka or champagne.

Blueberry punch

  • 1 lb. blueberries
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup basil
  • Fizzy lemonade

1. Add the blueberries, basil, water and sugar to a medium saucepan and stir. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.

2. Pour the mixture through a strainer into a pitcher. Chill in the refrigerator until cool – about an hour.

3. Top off your pitcher with lemonade. Enjoy!


What to eat:

In honor of the Poacher’s Code, we recommend your favorite poached dish. We’ve found scrumptious recipes for poached eggs, poached salmon, and poached pears.


What to discuss

Download the Waiting for the Night Song Reading Group Guide for insightful questions to get the discussion going.

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What to read next

Cadie’s reading list makes Waiting for the Night Song a book-lover’s delight. Revisit or discover for the first time classic reads that she shared with Garrett like Swiss Family Robinson, Tuck Everlasting or Robinson Crusoe.


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