Breslin has traveled far from her California home to take a job at Delicious, the most iconic food magazine in New York. But
when the publication is suddenly shut down, the colorful staff, who have become
an extended family for Billie, must pick up their lives and move on. Not
Billie, though. She is offered a new job: staying behind in the magazine’s
deserted downtown mansion offices to uphold the “Delicious Guarantee”—a public
relations hotline for complaints and recipe inquiries—until further notice.
What she doesn’t know is that this boring, lonely job will be the portal to a
Delicious! carries the reader to the colorful
world of downtown New York restaurateurs and artisanal purveyors, and from the
lively food shop in Little Italy where Billie works on weekends to a hidden
room in the magazine’s library where she discovers the letters of Lulu Swan, a
plucky twelve-year-old who wrote to the legendary chef James Beard during World
War II. Lulu’s letters lead Billie to a deeper understanding of history and the
history of food. But most importantly, Lulu’s courage in the face of loss
inspires Billie to come to terms with her own issues—the panic attacks that
occur every time she even thinks about cooking, the truth about the big sister
she adored, and her ability to open her heart to love.
bestselling memoirs, Ruth Reichl has long illuminated the theme of how food
defines us. This theme once more comes to light in her dazzling fiction debut
about sisters, family ties, and a young woman who must finally let go of guilt
and grief to embrace her own true gifts. Download and start listening now!