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AUTHOR: Ruth Reichl
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. Ruth Reichl with this magical debut novel, has created a sumptuous, wholly realized world that will enchant you. Billie Breslin has traveled far from her home in California to take a job at Delicious!, New York’s most iconic food magazine. Then Delicious! is abruptly shut down, but Billie agrees to stay on in the empty office, maintaining the hotline for reader complaints in order to pay her bills. To Billie’s surprise, the lonely job becomes the portal to a miraculous discovery. In a hidden room in the magazine’s library, Billie finds a cache of letters written during World War II by Lulu Swan, a plucky twelve-year-old, to the legendary chef James Beard. Lulu’s letters provide Billie with a richer understanding of history, and a feeling of deep connection to the young writer whose courage in the face of hardship inspires Billie to comes to terms with her fears, her big sister and her ability to open her heart to love.

Characters: 120. Amazon rating: 4 1/2 stars. Genre: Fiction.


 

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STORY LINKS:
BK1   MapSanta Barbara.
2   ListenWhite Christmas on YouTube.
    ListenCow Cow Boogie on YouTube.
    Santa Barbara Public Library.
    St. Patrick's Cathedral.
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