A ravishing depiction of the time when M.F.K. Fisher was giving herself over to her essential appetites for language, food and consuming passion. Ashley Warlick s prose, sharp and true as the edge of a honed blade, is a revelation. Absolutely dazzling.
Paula McLain, author of "The Paris Wife"
Written in language both sensuous and evocative, "The Arrangement" is the story of a woman who hungers to experience everything in life. A compelling story about the costs and risks of being true to one's self, and the courage it takes to live against convention.
Kim Edwards, author of "The Memory Keeper s Daughter"
I devoured and loved every word of Ashley Warlick s audacious imagining of M.F.K. Fisher s great love affair. "The Arrangement" is a powerful, enthralling, delectable thrill.
Kate Christensen, author of "The Great Man"
A sophisticated and unapologetic tale of wayward desire that I read far too long into the night, worrying about how M.F.K. Fisher could possibly solve her excruciating dilemma a dilemma that is at once impossible, seductive, and heartbreaking.
Robin Oliveira, author of "My Name is Mary Sutter"
Ashley Warlick spins a beguiling tale of a complicated woman, sensuous and multi-layered as the food she chronicles.A scrumptious treat.
Janice Y. K. Lee, author of "The Expatriates"
"The Arrangement" gives vivid voice to the complicated, fascinating, rule-breaking M.F.K. Fisher. Ashley Warlick brings the famous food writer s world to life in sensual and deliciously literary detail.
Meg Waite Clayton, author of "The Wednesday Sisters"
Warlick skillfully reveals the story of a young woman s sensual and creative awakening with meticulous craft and fervent splendor.
J. Ryan Stradal, author of "Kitchens of the Great Midwest"
Ashley Warlick brings M. F. K. Fisher to life, revealing the depths of her restless, complicated, hungry soul. This is a book to be savored.
Ann Mah, author of "The Art of French Eating""show more