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The Great Escape Book Club is a winner

This just in from MinnPost’s Book Club Club department of randomly-chosen winners.

The Great Escape Book Club 10 women who meet in St. Louis Park 10 times a year — is the lucky winner of the wine, cheese, crackers, bread and fruit basket donated by And not just donated, but delivered to the door.

Wondering how MinnPost chooses winners? Very scientifically.

Our Director of Operations showed me a website that generates random numbers. Asked for a number between 1 and 54 (the number of clubs registered to date), the site generated 47, which matched the entry for The Great Escape.

Some details about the winning club
The Great Escapers are currently reading “Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight” by Alexandra Fuller. Their last four books read were “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” by Barbara Kingsolver, “Molokai” by Alan Brennert, “The Tender Bar” by J.R. Moehringer, and “The Thirteenth Tale” by Diane Setterfield.

The club captain’s comment: “We’ve tended to split our list of books between general fiction and nonfiction that leans towards memoirs. We’re mostly working moms — we enjoy our escape!”

Good news for procrastinators has generously donated a second wine and cheese basket, also valued at about $75. All clubs which have registered with MinnPost’s Book Club Club by Tuesday, Sept. 15 — including the 53 who were not chosen in today’s drawing — will be entered in a drawing for the second basket. The second drawing will be held on Sept. 16 and that winner announced.

What are you waiting for? Register now!

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by dan buechler on 09/01/2009 - 02:52 pm.

    Give us/me more info on your launch next month or on other clubs registered. Sounds kinda fun!

  2. Submitted by Laurie Kramer on 09/01/2009 - 10:33 pm.


    The Book Club Club launch date will be announced very soon…probably right here in Inside MinnPost.

    As for info re other clubs, stay tuned. We’ll have a blog called Club Chatter, with items from and about registered clubs.

    BTW, clubs will be identified only by club name – not by members’ names – to protect privacy.

    Book clubs of all sizes, themes and types that meet anywhere in the state are welcome to join. Membership is free. The registration page is at

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