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Ruth Reichl - "Delicious!"
Warwick's, Sunday, May 18 at 7pm
“While all good food writers are humorous . . . few are so riotously, effortlessly entertaining as Ruth Reichl. . . . She is also witty, fair-minded, brave, and a wonderful writer.”— New York Times Book Review

As the New York Times quote states above, Ruth Reichl is a born storyteller and gifted writer. Through her restaurant reviews and her memoirs, she has achieved a special place in the hearts of readers. Now, she turns to fic­tion in her debut novel, Delicious! (A Random House hardcover, on sale May 6).

At the heart of this book is an unforgettable character—Billie Breslin—who leaves California for New York to start a new job at a food magazine and to begin a new life, leaving behind her family, and a heartbreaking mystery about her beloved sister.

Reichl carries the reader to the colorful world of downtown New York restaurateurs and artisanal purveyors, and from the bustling food shop in Little Italy where Billie works on weekends to a hidden room in the magazine’s library where she discovers intriguing letters written by a girl in Ohio to James Beard over 50 years ago. Little does Billy know that these letters will soon change her life forever.

Weaving together a love story, a family tragedy, and the search to uncover secrets from the past and the present, Delicious! explores themes of reinvention, identity, and independence. Reichl has given us a beautiful coming of age story and has proven once again that food defines us and brings us together. It is an exciting and fun novel, even as it eloquently makes the case that it is those closest to us who most often elude us.

Reserved Seating is available, call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 to purchase.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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City Arts and Lectures presents RUTH REICHL & LEAH GARCHIK
Books Inc. in Alameda, Monday, May 19 at 7:30pm
City Arts and Lectures presents Ruth Reichl, author of Delicious!, in conversation with San Francisco Chronicle columnist Leah Garchik.

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Ruth Reichl - Delicious!
Politics and Prose, Thursday, May 29 at 7pm
Reichl’s memoirs of food and family, Tender at the Bone, Comfort Me with Apples, and Garlic and Sapphires, have won the restaurant critic and Gourmet editor a devoted following. Now Reichl turns her considerable narrative talents to fiction, telling the story of Billie Breslin, PR rep for Delicious! magazine, who discovers a girl’s wartime correspondence with James Beard that informs her own understanding of food, family, and love. (Random House)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Ruth Reichl has 1 media appearance.

Ruth Reichl: A New Book And The End Of 'Gourmet'
Fresh Air, Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 0am

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