The Oakdale Dinner Club by Kim MoritsuguThe Oakdale Dinner Club by Kim Moritsugu

The Oakdale Dinner Club

byKim Moritsugu

Paperback | April 19, 2014

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A cheating spouse sparks the creation of a monthly dinner club as the heroine attempts to have an affair of her own.

After Mary Ann's husband cheats on her, the suburban mom decides to have her own affair. She starts up a neighbourhood dinner club as a cover and invites three men she has earmarked as potential lovers. Along for the ride is her best friend, Alice, who has recently returned with her young daughter to Oakdale, the cozy bedroom community where the two women grew up and briefly shared a telepathic past.

Over good food and wine, new friendships develop, new dreams simmer, Mary Ann pursues her affair candidates, and Alice opens her heart and mind to ways out of her single-working-mother social rut. The stars align on the night the core dinner club members consume an aphrodisiac, go to a local dive bar, hit the dance floor, and rock their worlds.

Appetizing fare for readers who like their fiction sharp and witty with a strong dash of spice, The Oakdale Dinner Club is a suburban comedy of manners that proves it's never too late to start over.

Kim Moritsugu's five previously published novels include Looks Perfect (shortlisted for the Toronto Book award); The Glenwood Treasure (shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Best Crime Novel Award); and The Restoration of Emily. She lives in Toronto, where she leads a walking tour for Heritage Toronto, and teaches creative writing through t...
Title:The Oakdale Dinner ClubFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8 × 5 × 725 inPublished:April 19, 2014Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1459709551

ISBN - 13:9781459709553

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting story line The characters were hard to keep up with. A lot of names. Not an encouraging theme - dinner club with the intent of adultery due to boredom and failing marriages. Not the answer but it was the push needed to make changes and for some reality and appreciation for what they had.
Date published: 2015-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from captivating i only read an hour at night the book made me want to come back each night to see what was going to happen some surprises excitement happiness enjoyed the book very much
Date published: 2015-03-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unrealistic characters, silly plot I admire anyone who can write a novel, and clearly someone liked it enough to publish this one, but it wasn't for me. The plot was silly (some parts more than others), and the characters were really more charicatures. Mary Ann was particularly unfortunate. I thought it was a nice touch to put some of the recipes into the book though, they woud be fun to use for a book club meeting about the book...
Date published: 2015-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice light read This was a terrific little book with a refreshing story. Loved the recipes and can't wait to read more from this author. In fact plan to read all she has written so far
Date published: 2015-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Oakdale Dinner Club ingenious idea for starting a dinner club! Very entertaining and a nice short read. The characters were funny and also interesting. I would recommend this book for a nice read and a good way to spend some hours of enjoyment
Date published: 2015-01-07

Editorial Reviews

The Oakdale Dinner Club, Toronto writer Kim Moritsugu's clever sixth novel, is sheer entertainment from beginning to end. Her likable characters, restless in a 21st-century way, not to mention Mary Ann's nutty schemes, have the reader cheering them on. Indeed, their new pursuits could be worthy of a sequel. - Waterloo Record