11 Mar 2018

The Pfister Book Club, Extra Spicy

The Pfister Book Club, Extra Spicy

This month, our Pfister Book Club discussed a book that has been on so many of the “must read” lists lately, including being named Amazon’s Best Novel of 2017.  Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng is the perfect novel for a book club because it’s an engrossing page-turner that still deals with complex issues like […]

7 Mar 2018

Milwaukee’s Magnificent Bride: One Lovely Choice After Another

Milwaukee’s Magnificent Bride: One Lovely Choice After Another

I planned our wedding seven years ago, before the flood of beauty, inspiration and comparison that are Pinterest and Instagram. Back then, wedding blogs were the main way to see what was out there in the realm of weddings, and I devoured so many of them that I killed my laptop. The brides I met […]

10 Feb 2018

A Title Unanimously Loved by the Pfister Book Club

A Title Unanimously Loved by the Pfister Book Club

We’ve read all kinds of books so far this year in our Pfister Book Club; the only common thread between the titles I’ve selected has been that I think it will spark lively discussions.  This month’s title, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah was clearly the most well-received book […]

14 Jan 2018

The Pfister Book Club Begins the New Year with New York

The Pfister Book Club Begins the New Year with New York

Lillian Boxfish is an 84 year old woman who spent her New Years Eve traipsing around New York City, reminiscing about her remarkable life and advertising career played out in the city she loved.  Our Pfister Book Club celebrated the threshold of a new year with the gumption-filled voice of Lillian Boxfish, a dessert fit […]

21 Dec 2017

We Wish For Love and Crayons

We Wish For Love and Crayons

Christmas is familiar.  The baby crying in the stable cold, angels heralding, twinkle lights, snow and laughter and cookies baking, tiny velvet dresses and boxes shaken with glee, glittery oats flung on the lawn and stockings and carols.  There’s a joy and comfort in doing the same things in the same way every year. And […]

19 Dec 2017

The Pfister Book Club Enjoys a Book and Dessert as Spectacular as the First Snowfall

The Pfister Book Club Enjoys a Book and Dessert as Spectacular as the First Snowfall

She could not fathom the hexagonal miracle of snowflakes formed from clouds, crystallized fern and feather that tumble down to light on a coat sleeve, white stars melting even as they strike.  How did such force and beauty come to be in something so small and fleeting and unknowable?  You did not have to understand […]