November has arrived bringing with it thoughts of Thanksgiving and food.  When one ofcherries my Goodreads friends listed Cherries in Winter: My Family’s Recipe for Hope in Hard Times, by Suzan  Colón on her “to read” list I thought, “What perfect timing!”

Books about food are rarely on my reading list, but I do love to cook and am always open to new recipes for our dinner table.  This lovely memoir touched my heart and warmed my soul on a blustery Chicago day.  When the author lost the high paying job she loved in 2008, she decided to unearth her grandmother’s recipes and the result is this book which is about so much more than food.  It is about families facing hard times with determination and fortitude.

I believe many people dealing with a stagnant economy, job cutbacks and layoffs will find comfort and hope in this book.  I know I did.  Special thanks to Cathie for the recommendation!

About dianeledet

Professional Writing Consultant, Graduate of DePaul University School for New Learning 2008
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