Learning to Think About Other People

Margaret Dilloway is a long time BlogHer community member, and I loved her first book, How to Be an American Housewife, but I let her new novel The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns languish on my to-be-read pile. Sometimes, when I've really loved a debut novel, I am scared to read the author's second book. I will get excited about it, buy it, and then leave it on my nightstand for days worried I won't like it. After picking up The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns, I promptly kicked myself in the backside for not picking it up sooner. I absolutely adored the main character, Gal Garner. ...more
I thought when Gal learned to care for Walters she was accepting the uglier parts of her ...more

(Interview) Margaret Dilloway Talks to BlogHer

We recently caught up with BlogHer Book Club author Margaret Dilloway about her novel How to Be an American Housewife. Here's what she had to say about her novel, her favorite English class and we even wrangled a little bit out of her about her next book....more
I so enjoyed your book Margaret, and look forward to reading your next novel. :)more

My Mother and The American Way of Housekeeping

I found the book nearly untouched, its spine still uncracked. THE AMERICAN WAY OF HOUSEKEEPING. The cover featured rather lurid illustrations of a ‘50s era meal: a coral salmon wedge surrounded by a ring of peas, accompanied by deviled eggs. “What’s this?” I asked my father....more
I loved this post. I experienced a bit of this too from my mom. She met my dad (who was in the ...more

Get to Know Author Margaret Dilloway

BlogHer Book Club is reading Margaret Dilloway's latest novel, How to Be an American Housewife. Here's more about Margaret! ...more

(EXCERPT) How to Be an American Housewife

If you haven't had a chance to pick up a copy of BlogHer Book Club's October pick, How to Be an American Housewife, here's an excerpt to get you started....more

How to Be an American Housewife: The Past and the Present

When you pick up Margaret Dilloway's debut novel, How to be an American Housewife, you will find yourself ignoring everything around you as you read. It's a novel about mothers and daughters. It's a novel about siblings and home. Most of all, it's a novel about how the past is never really just the past. ...more
I don't think the past is ever really gone, that's why forgiving is so much harder than just ...more