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Author: Ashley Warlick Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2016 ISBN: 9780147524485
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“Absolutely dazzling.” –Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife

“Filled with food and passion...If you love historical fiction, you'll fall hard for this one.”  —

She’d made it sound as though her husband would be joining them for dinner. She’d made it sound that way on purpose, and then she arrived alone.

Los Angeles, 1934. Mary Frances is young, restlessly married, and returning from her first sojourn in France. She is hungry, and not just for food: she wants Tim, her husband Al’s charming friend, who encourages her writing and seems to understand her better than anyone. After a night’s transgression, it’s only a matter of time before Mary Frances claims what she truly desires, plunging all three of them into a tangled triangle of affection that will have far-reaching effects on their families, their careers, and their lives.


Set in California, France, and the Swiss Alps, The Arrangement is a sparkling, sensual novel that explores the complexities of a marriage and the many different ways in which we love. Writing at the top of her game, Ashley Warlick gives us a completely mesmerizing story about a woman well ahead of her time, who would go on to become the legendary food writer M. F. K. Fisher.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Warlick’s prose, sharp and true as the edge of a honed blade, is a revelation.”

    Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A beguiling tale of a complicated woman, sensuous and multilayered.”

    Janice Y. K. Lee, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A sophisticated and unapologetic tale.”

    Robin Oliveira, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Food writing fans may want to check out a novelization of the life of M. F. K. Fisher, focusing on…the more salacious personal details of the beloved food writer’s life.”


  • “If you love historical fiction, you’ll fall hard for this one.”


  • “Though The Arrangement is about marriage and friendship in the 1930 and 1940s, the novel’s story of a woman and her work is timeless.”

    Charleston Post & Courier

  • "[Warlick’s] writing is smooth and elegant. The love and anguish experienced as marriages unravel is palpable and painful to the reader.”

    Historical Novel Society

  • “Offers a lovely, affectionate portrait of the complicated woman who would become M. F. K. Fisher.”


  • “Narrator Cassandra Campbell highlights the complex personalities in this fictional account of Fisher’s early adulthood…Campbell is careful to color her performance with respect for the many layered emotions, allowing listeners to understand the trio’s distress, caused by feelings they can’t control. This audiobook is perfect for Fisher’s fans, though it offers little new material. For those less familiar with Fisher, it provides a look at an earlier time when strong women were not supported in their endeavors.”


  • A Pick for Most Anticipated Novels of 2016

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About the Author

Ashley Warlick is the author of four novels. Her work has appeared in Redbook, The Oxford American, McSweeney’s, and Garden and Gun, among others. The youngest ever recipient of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship, she has also received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She teaches fiction in the MFA program at Queens University in Charlotte, South Carolina, and is the editor of the South Carolina food magazine edibleUpcountry. She lives in Greenville, SC, with her family.

About the Narrator

Cassandra Campbell has won multiple Audie Awards, Earphones Awards, and the prestigious Odyssey Award for narration. She was been named a “Best Voice” by AudioFile magazine and in 2018 was inducted in Audible’s inaugural Narrator Hall of Fame.