BGBUZZ: ‘Is This Tomorrow’ by Caroline Leavitt (2:30)

It’s Boston in the 1950’s, and Ava Lark is a single working mother trying hard to keep things together. All she wants is to raise her son to be a successful man and, for herself, a love that might last. But, by the end of chapter one, a child goes missing, and Ava and her family and friends must deal with the fallout. Watch the video to learn more, and see which original cocktail these characters inspired!

Transcript:
“Hi, this episode is about ‘Is This Tomorrow’ by Caroline Leavitt. This is a book about Ava Lark and it’s set in the 1950’s. She’s a single, working mother. It’s quite a dark book. It is a mystery and it involves a child who goes missing. It’s absolutely compelling from the first page. The characters are very sympathetic, the situation is very engaging emotionally. The writing is either good or lovely – there’s one sentence about girl’s hair spilling like ink down her back which I thought was quite lovely. And it really is very compelling and will give you a complete break, you won’t be able to think about anything else if you’re reading it…Inspired by Ava’s coconut and pear pie creation we’ve created a cocktail which has coconut milk and we call it a Musetini, to pay honor to that moment when our creativity is in full flood.  So it’s vodka, coconut milk, pear juice and a pear garnish. …Mmm, delicious! Cheers!”

BUZZ Series 2, Episode 6

For the Musetini recipe, click here.