. Instead, he’s sucked into the heart of an unfolding mystery, death threats, a blood feud that includes accusations of betrayal and theft, and a murder plot. By the time the two men exited the telling room that evening, Paterniti was hooked. Made from an old family recipe, Ambrosio’s cheese was reputed to be among the finest in the world, and was said to hold mystical qualities.
The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese #ad - . It was here, in the summer of 2000, that michael paterniti found himself listening to a larger-than-life Spanish cheesemaker named Ambrosio Molinos de las Heras as he spun an odd and compelling tale about a piece of cheese. But then, ambrosio said, things had gone horribly wrong. Paterniti’s writing sings, whether he’s talking about how food activates memory, or the joys of watching his children grow.
Npr. An unusual piece of cheese.
The Other Typist: A NovelG.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - A haunting debut novel set against the background of New York City in the 1920s…Confessions are Rose Baker’s job. A typist for the new york City Police Department, she sits in judgment like a high priestess. But while she may hear about shootings, and crimes of passion, as soon as she leaves the room, knifings, she reverts to a dignified and proper lady.
As rose quickly falls under the stylish, coquettish Odalie’s spell, she is lured into a sparkling underworld of speakeasies and jazz. And what starts as simple fascination turns into an obsession from which she may never recover. A kirkus reviews best book of the year! Until odalie joins the typing pool.
The Other Typist: A Novel #ad - Criminals come before her to admit their transgressions, with a few strokes of the keys before her, and, she seals their fate.
A Pig in Provence: Good Food and Simple Pleasures in the South of FranceChronicle Books LLC #ad - Thirty years ago, james beard award-winning author Georgeanne Brennan set out to realize the dream of a peaceful, rural existence en Provence. From the publisher of under the tuscan Sun comes another extraordinary memoir of a woman embarking on a new life—this time in the South of France. She and her husband, with their young daughter in tow, bought a small farmhouse with a little land, and a few goats and pigs and so began a life-affirming journey.
Filled with delicious recipes and local color, this evocative and passionate memoir describes her life cooking and living in the Provenal tradition.
The Matchmaker of Perigord: A NovelHarperCollins e-books #ad - But alas, as the disastrous results of his initial attempts amply prove, Guillaume is not nearly as accomplished an agent of amour, especially when it comes to arranging his own romantic future. For every reader who adored chocolat, utterly enchanting, Julia Stuart's The Matchmaker of Périgord is a delectable, and sinfully satisfying delight.
His customers have grown older—and balder. Barber guillaume ladoucette has always enjoyed great success in his tiny village in southwestern France, catering to the tonsorial needs of Amour-sur-Belle's thirty-three inhabitants. Since love and companionship are necessary commodities at any age, he becomes Amour-sur-Belle's official matchmaker and intends to unite hearts as ably as he once cut hair.
The Matchmaker of Perigord: A Novel #ad - Suddenly there is no longer a call for Guillaume's particular services, and he is forced to make a drastic career change. But times have changed.
Love and Other Ways of Dying: EssaysThe Dial Press #ad - . Michael paterniti has spent the past two decades grappling with some of our most powerful subjects and incomprehensible events, taking an unflinching point of view that seeks to edify as it resists easy answers. Michael paterniti is one of the most original and empathic storytellers working today. His writing has been described as “humane, and beautiful” by Elizabeth Gilbert, “spellbinding” by Anthony Doerr, devastating, and “expansive and joyful” by George Saunders.
He delves with heartbreaking detail into the aftermath of a plane crash off the coast of Nova Scotia, and a tsunami in Japan—and, in searing swirls of language, an earthquake in Haiti, unearths the complicated, hidden truths these moments of extremity teach us about our ability to endure, and to love.
. In the seventeen wide-ranging essays collected for the first time in Love and Other Ways of Dying, pondering happiness and grief, he brings his full literary powers to bear, memory and the redemptive power of human connection. In the remote ukranian countryside, he confronts a distraught jumper on a suicide bridge; in Dodge City, Kansas, Paterniti picks apples and faces mortality with a real-life giant; in Nanjing, he takes up residence at a roadside hotel and sees, China, firsthand, the ways in which the racial divide turns neighbor against neighbor.
Love and Other Ways of Dying: Essays #ad - In each instance, paterniti illuminates the full spectrum of human experience, introducing us to unforgettable everyday people and bygone legends, exploring the big ideas and emotions that move us. Paterniti reenacts françois mitterrand’s last meal in a rustic dining room in France and drives across America with Albert Einstein’s brain in the trunk of his rental car, floating in a Tupperware container.
Paterniti is brilliant—a rare master—and one of my favorite authors on earth.
A Truck Full of MoneyRandom House #ad - You can’t help admiring Mr. A perfectly executed, exquisitely reported parable of the Internet age and the wild, mad adventure that is start-up culture. Charles duhigg fortune, mania, philanthropy—the bestselling author of Mountains Beyond Mountains gives us the inspiring story of Paul English, genius, the founder of Kayak.
Com and Lola. English and cheering for him. The new york Times. A truck full of money is a mesmerizing portrait of an irresistibly endearing man who is indefatigable, original, and as unpredictable as America itself. His innovative management style, success, and innate sense of fair play inspire intense loyalty.
. As a young man, despite suffering from what would eventually be diagnosed as bipolar disorder, he begins his pilgrim’s journey through the ups and downs in the brave new world of computers. Relating to the internet as if it’s an extension of his own mind, he discovers that he has a talent for conceiving innovative enterprises and building teams that can develop them, becoming “a Pied Piper” of geeks.
A Truck Full of Money #ad - Growing up in working-class Boston, English discovers a medium for his talents the first time he sees a computer. Early on, one colleague observes: “someday this boy’s going to get hit by a truck full of money, and I’m going to be standing beside him. Yet when english does indeed make a fortune, when the travel website kayak is sold for almost two billion dollars—the first thing he thinks about is how to give the money away: “What else would you do with it?” The second thing he thinks is, critical, What’s next? With the power of a consummate storyteller, Tracy Kidder casts a fresh, and often humorous eye on the way new ideas and new money are reshaping our culture and the world.
Tracy kidder, the “master of the nonfiction narrative” the baltimore Sun and author of the bestselling classic The Soul of a New Machine, a kinetic and unconventional inventor and entrepreneur, now tells the story of Paul English, who as a boy rebelled against authority.
Enemy Women: A NovelHarperCollins e-books #ad - Her interrogator, a union major, falls in love with her and vows to return for her when the fighting is over. The treachery of a fellow traveler, brings about her arrest, however, and she is caged with the criminal and deranged in a filthy women’s prison. But young adair finds that love can live even in a place of horror and despair.
Before he leaves for battle, he bestows upon her a precious gift: freedom. Now an escaped "enemy woman, " Adair must make her harrowing way south buoyed by a promise. Seeking a home and a family that may be nothing more than a memory. For eighteen-year-old adair Colley, it is a nightmare that tears apart her family and forces her and her sisters to flee.
Enemy Women: A Novel #ad - For the colleys of southeastern Missouri, the War between the States is a plague that threatens devastation, despite the family’s avowed neutrality.
Five Quarters of the Orange: A Novel P.S.HarperCollins e-books #ad - When framboise simon returns to a small village on the banks of the Loire, the locals do not recognize her as the daughter of the infamous woman they hold responsible for a tragedy during the German occupation years ago. And soon framboise will realize that the journal also contains the key to the tragedy that indelibly marked that summer of her ninth year.
. But the past and present are inextricably entwined, particularly in a scrapbook of recipes and memories that Framboise has inherited from her mother.
Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother and Daughter Journey to the Sacred Places of Greece, Turkey, and FrancePenguin Books #ad - An introspective and beautiful dual memoir by the #1 New York Times bestselling novelist and her daughter. Sue, caught in a creative vacuum, longing to reconnect with her grown daughter, coming to grips with aging, struggles to enlarge a vision of swarming bees into a novel. As this modern-day demeter and persephone chronicle the richly symbolic and personal meaning of an array of inspiring figures and sites, they also each give voice to that most protean of connections: the bond of mother and daughter.
Ann, heartbroken and benumbed by the classic question about what to do with her life, just graduated from college, grapples with a painful depression. Look out for ann kidd taylor's new novel, The Shark Club, which will be published in June 2017. Sue monk kidd has touched millions of readers with her novels The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair and with her acclaimed nonfiction.
Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother and Daughter Journey to the Sacred Places of Greece, Turkey, and France #ad - A wise and involving book about feminine thresholds, a writer in the making, spiritual growth, and renewal, Traveling with Pomegranates is both a revealing self-portrait by a beloved author and her daughter, and a momentous story that will resonate with women everywhere. In this intimate dual memoir, offer distinct perspectives as a fifty-something and a twenty-something, she and her daughter, Ann, each on a quest to redefine herself and to rediscover each other.
Between 1998 and 2000, sue and Ann travel throughout Greece and France.
The City of Falling AngelsPenguin Books #ad - Turning to the magic, and decadence of Venice, mystery, Berendt gradually reveals the truth behind a sensational fire that in 1996 destroyed the historic Fenice opera house. The #1 new york times bestseller!twelve years ago, midnight in the garden of Good and Evil exploded into a monumental success, residing a record-breaking four years on the New York Times bestseller list longer than any work of fiction or nonfiction had before and turning John Berendt into a household name.
. The city of falling angels is Berendt's first book since Midnight, and it immediately reminds one what all the fuss was about. Encountering a rich cast of characters, one after the other, Berendt tells a tale full of atmosphere and surprise as the stories build, ultimately coming together to portray a world as finely drawn as a still-life painting.
32 Yolks: From My Mother's Table to Working the LineRandom House #ad - Praise for 32 Yolks“Passionate, poetical. Ripert takes us into the mind of a boy with thoughts so sweet they will cause you to weep. The wall Street Journal. What makes 32 yolks compelling is the honesty and laudable humility Ripert brings to the telling. Chicago tribune “With a vulnerability and honesty that is breathtaking.
Ripert’s parents divorced when he was six, separating him from the father he idolized and replacing him with a cold, bullying stepfather who insisted that Ripert be sent away to boarding school. Told that boys had no place in the kitchen, ripert would instead watch from the doorway as his mother rolled couscous by hand or his grandmother pressed out the buttery dough for the treat he loved above all others, tarte aux pommes.
32 Yolks: From My Mother's Table to Working the Line #ad - The winner of four james beard awards, and recipient of countless Michelin stars, co-owner and chef of a world-renowned restaurant, Ripert embodies elegance and culinary perfection. A few years later, Ripert’s father died on a hiking trip. New york times bestseller • hailed by anthony bourdain as “heartbreaking, poignant, horrifying, and inspiring, ” 32 Yolks is the brave and affecting coming-of-age story about the making of a French chef, from the culinary icon behind the renowned New York City restaurant Le Bernardin.
Named one of the best books of the year by npr in an industry where celebrity chefs are known as much for their salty talk and quick tempers as their food, Eric Ripert stands out. That passion would carry him through the drudgery of culinary school and into the high-pressure world of Paris’s most elite restaurants, where Ripert discovered that learning to cook was the easy part—surviving the line was the battle.
Taking us from eric ripert’s childhood in the south of france and the mountains of andorra into the demanding kitchens of such legendary Parisian chefs as Joël Robuchon and Dominique Bouchet, until, Ripert made his way to the United States, at the age of twenty-four, 32 Yolks is the tender and richly told story of how one of our greatest living chefs found himself—and his home—in the kitchen.