UpNorthLive Book Club: The Kitchen Daughter
Wed, 28 Mar 2012 09:50:38 GMT —
Everyone loves a good book and now you can enjoy reading along with other UpNorthLive fans!
Each month we will choose a book for our UpNorthLive Book Club. We will also choose a fellow bookworm (could it be you?) to come on UpNorthLive Tonight to discuss the book with us! So pick up this month's book, sit back and indulge your imagination!
For April we chose "The Kitchen Daughter" by Jael McHenry.
About the book: After the unexpected death of her parents, painfully shy and sheltered 26-year-old Ginny Selvaggio seeks comfort in cooking from family recipes. But the rich, peppery scent of her Nonna's soup draws an unexpected visitor into the kitchen: the ghost of Nonna herself, dead for twenty years, who appears with a cryptic warning ("do no let herâ?¦") before vanishing like steam from a cooling dish. A haunted kitchen isn't Ginny's only challenge. Her domineering sister, Amanda, (aka "Demanda") insists on selling their parents' house, the only home Ginny has ever known. As she packs up her parents' belongings, Ginny finds evidence of family secrets she isn't sure how to unravel. She knows how to turn milk into cheese and cream into butter, but she doesn't know why her mother hid a letter in the bedroom chimney, or the identity of the woman in her father's photographs. The more she learns, the more she realizes the keys to these riddles lie with the dead, and there's only one way to get answers: cook from dead people's recipes, raise their ghosts, and ask them.
Special thanks to Horizon Books for helping us choose the perfect book for our club! You can pick up your own copy of "The Kitchen Daughter" at Horizon Books!