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Burnt Sugar

The Late Bloomers’ Club by Louise Miller is a recent novel about a forty-two year-old divorced woman who runs the family diner founded by her late parents in New England. Nora has a younger sister named Kit who, unlike Nora, … Continue reading

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Vivre

The Little French Bistro by Nina George is a fictional novel about a German woman named Marianne who, while vacationing in Paris, decides to attempt suicide by jumping in the Seine. Unhappily married to a selfish man for many years … Continue reading

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Voracious Appetites

Cooking for Picasso by Camille Aubray is a novel which made me hungry. I say this because the premise of the story is that while hiding-out In the south of France prior to the second World War, Picasso has a … Continue reading

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Independence

Before We Visit the Goddess by Chitra Banerjee Divakuruni is a fictional novel about three generations of women. The story begins with the grandmother in Bengal, India and ends with her granddaughter in Texas. The main theme of the story … Continue reading

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Family Fodder

Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good by Kathleen Flinn is a recently published memoir which touched my heart.  In this novel, the Midwestern rooted author shares the stories of her family’s joys and sorrows.  Raised on a rural farm in … Continue reading

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Comfort

November has arrived bringing with it thoughts of Thanksgiving and food.  When one of 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 … Continue reading

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Mangia!

I am fortunate to have recently met Don Bono, the multi-talented author of Chicago’s Legends, Treasures and Dreams. The artful black and white cover of this high quality book is beautiful as are the reproductions inside of Don’s meticulous charcoal drawings … Continue reading

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