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Learn more about Jennifer Close’s new novel Marrying the Ketchups!

Jennifer Close’s new novel, Marrying the Ketchups, is an irresistible comedy of manners about three generations of a Chicago restaurant family and the deep-fried, beer-battered, cream cheese-frosted love that feeds them all.

If you’re thinking to yourself, “What’s the story behind that book title?!”…you’re in luck! Author Jennifer Close made a handy instructional video (below) to help explain.

And if you’re curious to learn more about Marrying the Ketchups, click through for the Reading Group Guide which includes discussion questions + Rose’s Bloody Mary recipe + Gretchen’s Music Playlist!