Literary Quote of the Month

“For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are experiences,” … Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Weekend Reading...

This weekend I'm leisurely enjoying a book. Some weekends are hectic, full of work and"chores, but this weekend I have some time to myself and am enjoying... Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent When I spotted this at the library, I didn't realize it was a memoir. The true story of the friendship Isabel Vincent discovered as she began to visit one of her friend's elderly father who recently had lost his wife of 60 years...

When Isabel meets Edward, both are at a crossroads: he wants to follow his late wife to the grave, and she is ready to give up on love. Thinking she is merely helping Edward’s daughter--who lives far away and has asked her to check in on her nonagenarian dad in New York--Isabel has no idea that the man in the kitchen baking the sublime roast chicken and light-as-air apricot soufflĂ© will end up changing her life.

As Edward and Isabel meet weekly for the glorious dinners that Edward prepares, he shares so much more than his recipes for apple galette or the perfect martini, or even his tips for deboning poultry. Edward is teaching Isabel the luxury of slowing down and taking the time to think through everything she does, to deconstruct her own life, cutting it back to the bone and examining the guts, no matter how messy that proves to be.

Published May 2016 by Algonquin Books



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