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Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites

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Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites

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A delectable memoir about the transformative power of food, Blue Plate Special is a deeply personal narrative in which food becomes the vehicle for exploring a life. Here, novelist Kate Christensen tells her own story, from her unorthodox childhood in 1960s Berkeley as the daughter of a legal activist who ruled the house with his fists to her extraordinary success as a PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author. Hungry not just for food, but for love and a sense of belonging, Christensen writes honestly about her struggle to find the contentment she has always yearned for. A beautifully written account of a knockabout life, full of sorrows, pleasures—and, of course, food—Blue Plate Special is a delicious reading experience.

Kate Christensen is the author of six novels, including The Astral. The Great Man won the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award. She has published reviews and essays in numerous publications, such as the New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, O, Elle, and Gilt Taste. She writes an occasional drinks column called With a Twist for The Wall Street Journal. She lives in Portland, Maine. Her blog can be accessed at: http://katechristensen.wordpress.com

ISBN: 9780307951106

ISBN-10: 9780307951106

Publisher: Anchor

Publication Date: 05/06/2014 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/06/2014 - 12:00am

Pages: 368

Language: English

Categories

Biography & Autobiography / Culinary

Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs

Cooking / Essays & Narratives