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Author: Deborah McKinlay Narrator: Katherine Kellgren, L. J. Ganser Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781478977643
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The Bridges of Madison County meets Sleepless in Seattle. A lonely British woman’s letter to a successful American author sparks a relationship that changes both their lives.

When Eve Petworth writes to Jackson Cooper to praise a scene in one of his books, they discover a mutual love of cookery and food. Their friendship blossoms against the backdrop of Jackson’s colorful but ultimately unsatisfying love life and Eve’s tense relationship with her soon-to-be married daughter. As each of them offers, from behind the veils of semi-anonymity and distance, wise and increasingly affectionate counsel to the other, they both begin to confront their problems and plan a celebratory meeting in Paris—a meeting that Eve fears can never happen.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Almost every page offers delicious, offbeat descriptions…Whereas some weak-kneed…characters might test our patience, we’re always on Eve’s side. She’s self-aware, her own best critic, in search of coping mechanisms and peace.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A charming and quick read…The pair’s platonic relationship is comforting and reliably innocent, yet their discussion of food and love is wonderfully sensory.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Readers will appreciate the way McKinlay captures emotional truths.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “British novelist McKinlay offers a not-quite love affair through letters and emails between a wildly successful American writer and a lonely, well-to-do British woman.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A delicately wrought tale of longing and loss…Deborah MeKinlay’s beautiful language and superbly drawn characters enchant on every level. The ending stopped my breath.”

    Beatriz Williams, author of A Hundred Summers

  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice

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About the Author

Deborah McKinlay has published a number of nonfiction titles in the United Kingdom, and her books have been translated into numerous languages. Her work has appeared in British Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Esquire. She lives in South West England.

About the Narrators

Katherine Kellgren (1969–2018), narrator and actress, appeared onstage in London, New York, and Frankfurt, including in the role of Laura in a regional production of The Glass Menagerie and appearances on Comedy Central. In recognition of her mastery of audiobook narration, she received many honors, including the prestigious Audie Awards, with four for best female narrator; the Odyssey Award; Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award; dozens of AudioFile magazine Earphones Awards; an AudioFile Golden Voice Award; Booklist Voice of Choice award; and acclaim from press and listener reviews.

L. J. Ganser is the winner of the prestigious Audie Award for Best Nonfiction Narration for his work in The Island at the Center of the World. He has recorded over 450 titles, ranging from preschool books to crime noir thrillers, from astronomical adventures in both science and science fiction, to Arctic Circle high-school basketball stories.