The Meryl Streep Movie Club

The Meryl Streep Movie Club

Escape to the breathtaking coast of Maine and let the unmissable novel from Mia March brighten up your summer. Perfect for fans of Jenny Colgan, Veronica Henry and The Jane Austen Book Club.

On the coast of Maine sits The Three Captains Inn, a haven for tourists and locals alike. When Lolly, the owner, summons her nieces home, they assume she’s planning to sell the inn, the place they called home after they lost their parents in a car accident that also claimed the life of Lolly’s husband. Little do they know, the truth is far more unimaginable . . .

Along with Kat, Lolly’s daughter, the women reunite for their first summer together in many years and home truths and long buried secrets begin to emerge. Then movie-lover Lolly invites her family to one of her legendary movie nights – this month’s theme: Meryl Streep – and what was intended to be a few hours’ distraction ends up making them question everything they thought they knew about life, love and one another.

As each woman sees her complicated life reflected through the magic of cinema, will they be able to find their own happily-ever-afters before it’s too late?

‘A treat for movie lovers and fans of meaningful women’s fiction’
Romantic Times
'A heartwarming, spirit-lifting read just in time for beach season'
Kirkus Reviews

'A touching story of self-discovery and the strength of family'
  • Simon & Schuster UK | 
  • 352 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781471178573 | 
  • October 2018
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NZ$ 22.99

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Reading Group Guide

This reading group guide for The Meryl Streep Movie Club includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Mia March. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.


Three estranged women—two sisters and the cousin they grew up with after a haunting tragedy—find unexpected happiness in the most unexpected way: by watching Meryl Streep movies together. It is only when the three are summoned to their family matriarch’s inn on the coast of Maine for an important announcement that they are able to reconnect through surprising and heartfelt discussions of movies such as Out of Africa and Mamma Mia! and discover who they really are and what they truly want.

With warmth, depth, and candor, Mia March skillfully opens the lives of these three very different women, each coping with their own challenges and secrets.

Topics & Questions for Discussion

1.  Consider the novel’s epigraph, which is one of Meryl Streep’s lines from the film Out of Africa: “Perhaps he knew, as I did not, that the Earth was made round so that we would not see too far down the road.” What does this quote see more

About the Author

Mia March
Photograph by Monica Moore

Mia March

Mia March is the author of two novels and lives on the coast of Maine, the setting of her novels, with her teenaged son, sweet shepherd mix (Flash), and her very comical lap cat, Cleo.