by Nora Ephron


Paperback, 179 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $12.95 | purchase

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Out of analysis and seven months pregnant, cookbook writer Rachel Samstat discovers that her husband is into analysis and an affair and suffers six weeks of intense heartburn. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

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Don't let the recipes for tasty little things (bacon hash, Chez Helene's bread pudding, linguine alla cecca) fool you into believing that this is foodie fiction. It isn't. Rachel Samstat is a successful cookbook writer, very pregnant, and very much being cheated on. As she navigates life, remembers, tries to forget and pushes through, she drops in a recipe here and there. But every one should be taken with a grain of salt, as it is tempered by sorrow, loneliness, or worse. A cheesecake

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