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  • Details about The cookbook collector : a novel

    The cookbook collector : a novel

    Allegra Goodman.

    Heralded as "a modern day Jane Austen" by USA Today, National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Allegra Goodman has compelled and delighted hundreds of thousands of readers. Now, in her most ambitious work yet, Goodman weaves together the worlds of Silicon Valley and rare book collecting in a delicious novel about appetite, temptation, and fulfillment. Emily and Jessamine Bach are opposites in every way: Twenty-eight-year-old Emily is the CEO of Veritech, twenty-three-yea……more

  • Details about The school of essential ingredients

    The school of essential ingredients

    Erica Bauermeister.

    Eight students gather in Lillian's Restaurant every Monday night for cooking class. It soon becomes clear, however, that each one seeks a recipe for something beyond the kitchen.…more

  • Details about How to bake a perfect life : a novel

    How to bake a perfect life : a novel

    Barbara O'Neal.

    In a novel as warm and embracing as a family kitchen, Barbara O#x19;Neal explores the poignant, sometimes complex relationships between mothers and daughters-and the healing magic of homemade bread. Professional baker Ramona Gallagher is a master of an art that has sustained her through the most turbulent times, including a baby at fifteen and an endless family feud. But now Ramona's bakery threatens to crumble around her. Literally. She's one water-heater disaster away from losing her gran……more

  • Details about Recipes for a perfect marriage

    Recipes for a perfect marriage

    Morag Prunty.

    In this tender, funny, heartfelt novel, an uncertain bride learns about the unexpected ingredients of marital happiness through the journals and recipes of her Irish grandmother.…more

  • Details about The love goddess' cooking school

    The love goddess' cooking school

    Melissa Senate.

    Camilla’s Cucinotta: Italian Cooking Classes. Fresh take-home pastas & sauces dailyBenvenuti! (Welcome!) Holly Maguire’s grandmother Camilla was the Love Goddess of Blue Crab Island, Maine—a Milanese fortune-teller who could predict the right man for you, and whose Italian cooking was rumored to save marriages. Holly has been waiting years for her unlikely fortune: her true love will like sa cordula, an unappetizing old-world delicacy. But Holly can’t make a decent m……more

  • Details about Good enough to eat

    Good enough to eat

    Stacey Ballis.

    The last thing Melanie expected to lose when she went on a diet was her husband. Former lawyer Melanie Hoffman lost half her body weight and opened a gourmet take-out café specializing in healthy and delicious food. Then her husband left her-for a woman twice her size. Immediately afterwards, she's blindsided by a financial crisis. Melanie reaches out to a quirky roommate with a ton of baggage and becomes involved in a budding romance with a local documentary filmmaker. In this warm and o……more

  • Details about The particular sadness of lemon cake : a novel

    The particular sadness of lemon cake : a novel

    Aimee Bender.

    The wondrous Bender conjures the lush and moving story of a girl whose magical gift is really a devastating curse. "The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake" is a luminous tale--heartbreaking and funny, wise and sad.…more

  • Details about The Owl & Moon Cafe : a novel

    The Owl & Moon Cafe : a novel

    Jo-Ann Mapson.

    After losing her teaching position at the local university, Mariah Moon will do anything to keep her gifted twelve-year-old daughter, Lindsay, in a prestigious private school -- which means moving in with her mother and grandmother in an apartment above The Owl & Moon Café. When her mother, Allegra, is diagnosed with leukemia, Mariah rises to the challenge of running the café: mastering her mother's famous fudge and chatting up customers -- including a man who might just reawa……more

  • Details about Simply from scratch

    Simply from scratch

    by Alicia Bessette.

    Alicia Bessette writes with compassion and tenderness to illuminate the many unexpected ways people save each others' lives every day-often without even knowing it. Poignant, bittersweet, and strikingly honest, Simply from Scratchis a radiant celebration of friendship and the strength of the human spirit. Rose-Ellen ("Zell") Carmichael Roy wears her late husband Nick's camouflage apron even when she's not in the kitchen. That's her widow style. It's been over a year since Nick died tragically du……more

  • Details about The lost recipe for happiness

    The lost recipe for happiness

    Barbara O'Neal.

    In this sumptuous new novel, Barbara O’Neal offers readers a celebration of food, family, and love as a woman searches for the elusive ingredient we’re all hoping to find…. It’s the opportunity Elena Alvarez has been waiting for–the challenge of running her own kitchen in a world-class restaurant. Haunted by an accident of which she was the lone survivor, Elena knows better than anyone how to survive the odds. With her faithful dog, Alvin, and her grandmother&rsquo……more

  • Details about Georgia's kitchen

    Georgia's kitchen

    Jenny Nelson.

    Georgia is head chef at a top New York City restaurant and engaged. Her life seems perfect. When she's suddenly dumped and fired, Georgia goes to Italy to reassess her life.…more