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    The Recipe Club: A Tale of Food and Friendship (Hardback) By (author) Andrea Israel, By (author) Nancy Garfinkel, Contributions by Melissa Clark

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    DescriptionLoyalty, loss, and the ties that bind. These are the ingredients of "The Recipe Club," a "novel cookbook" that combines an authentic story of friendship with more than 80 delicious recipes. Lilly and Val are lifelong friends, united as much by their differences as by their similarities. Lilly, dramatic and confident, lives in the shadow of her beautiful, wayward mother and craves the attention of her distant, disapproving father. Val, shy and idealistic--and surprisingly ambitious-- struggles with her desire to break free from her demanding housebound mother and a father whose dreams never seem to come true. In childhood, "LillyPad" and "ValPal" form an exclusive two-person club, writing intimate letters in which they share hopes, fears, deepest secrets--and recipes, from Lilly's "Lovelorn Lasagna" to Valerie's "Forgiveness Tapenade." Readers can cook along as the friends travel through time facing the challenges of independence, the joys and heartbreaks of first love, and the emotional complexities of family relationships, identity, mortality, and goals deferred. The Recipe Club sustains Lilly and Val's bond through the decades, regardless of what different paths they take or what misunderstandings threaten to break them apart . . . until the fateful day when an act of kindness becomes an unforgivable betrayal. Now, years later, while trying to recapture the trust they've lost, Lilly and Val reunite once more--only to uncover a shocking secret. Will it destroy their friendship, or bring them ever closer?


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    Title
    The Recipe Club
    Subtitle
    A Tale of Food and Friendship
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrea Israel, By (author) Nancy Garfinkel, Contributions by Melissa Clark
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 363
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 748 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061992193
    ISBN 10: 0061992194
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    DC21: 813.6
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    DC22: 813/.6
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC044000
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14510
    B&T Approval Code: P26100000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3609.S589 R43 2009B
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Publisher
    Harper
    Imprint name
    Harper
    Publication date
    24 November 2009
    Review quote
    "Told through letters and recipes, this novel traces the pair's loving, competitive friendship from 1963, when the girls first meet, to the present. A look at the difficulties of sustaining childhood bonds, it's also a satisfying meditation on how nourishment for the body can replenish the soul."--People