Blackberry Wine relies on Harris’ typical split-narrative technique, and follows two separate timelines, one set in present-day France, one set in Yorkshire twenty years ago, during a pivotal time in the protagonist’s life.
Ruth Reichl illuminates the theme of how food defines us in her dazzling fiction debut, Delicious, about sisters, family ties and a young woman who must finally let go of guilt and grief to embrace her own true gifts.
Heartburn, a sidesplitting tale about the breakup of the perfect marriage, is a sinfully delicious novel, as soul-satisfying as mashed potatoes and as airy as a perfect soufflé.
Frances Mayes opens the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside.
In part this novel is about the clash of cultures and inherent suspicion about what is different. It is equally about the power of hope and the unifying role of food and the role of the senses in life.