A poem from Billy Collins for Tuesday.
Today only. 20% off Mystery, Sf/Fantasy, Horror and Westerns.
We’ll have different specials every day from now until the end of the year. Check our blog or facebook page to find out what’s on sale each day. Saturday Dec. 26 will be 20% off Children’s and Young Adult books
It’s the end of the season and we have two Kona Africabikes that need a home. We’ll let the single speed go for $250 and the three speed is just $379.
“Beautifully layered and lovingly detailed, White Truffles in Winter is a tale of extraordinary people entangled in a captivating love story. Filled with lush and decadent longing, this novel will dazzle the mind as well as the senses.” —Diana Abu-Jaber, author of Birds of Paradise: A Novel
White Truffles in Winter imagines the world of the remarkable French chef Auguste Escoffier (1846-1935), who changed how we eat through his legendary restaurants at the Savoy and the Ritz. A man of contradictions—kind yet imperious, food-obsessed yet rarely hungry—Escoffier was also torn between two women: the famous, beautiful, and reckless actress Sarah Bernhardt and his wife, the independent and sublime poet Delphine Daffis, who refused ever to leave Monte Carlo. In the last year of Escoffier’s life, in the middle of writing his memoirs, he has returned to Delphine, who requests a dish in her name as he has honored Bernhardt, Queen Victoria, and many others.
How does one define the complexity of love on a single plate? N. M. Kelby brings us the sensuality of food and love amid a world on the verge of war in this work that shimmers with beauty and longing.
N. M. Kelby is the critically acclaimed author of In the Company of Angels, Whale Season, White Truffles in Winter, and the Florida Book Award winnerA Travel Guide for Reckless Hearts, among others. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.