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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) 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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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 on the cusp of becoming M. F. K. Fisher, the writer whose artful personal essays about food created a genre. Young, restlessly married, and returning from her first sojourn in France, she is hungry, and not just for food: she begins writing to impress friend and neighbor Tim, who seems to understand her better than anyone.

Mary Frances and her husband, Al, no longer share the things that once bound them together—a good glass of wine, a fine meal, their creative and passionate energy. After a night’s transgression, it’s only a matter of time before Mary Frances claims what she truly wants, 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, and completely enveloping story of love, passion, and a woman well ahead of her time, who had the courage to be—and to take—exactly who she wanted.

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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 Millions.com Pick for Most Anticipated Novels of 2016
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