Shakespeare's Kitchen, by Segal, Lore
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- ISBN: 9781595583468 | 1595583467
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 4/1/2008
The highly praised new book that delivers a "hefty emotional wallop" (Chicago Tribune) from the acclaimed author ofOther People's HousesandHer First American. Shakespeare's Kitchen, Lore Segal's first major work of fiction in more than twenty years, was widely celebrated upon its publication in hardcover. Serialized inThe New Yorkerand excerpted in the2008 O. Henry Prize Storiescollection, it was also a Book Sense Pick, a Pick of the Week in bothEntertainment WeeklyandPeoplemagazine, and a Summer Reading Pick in Oprah'sOMagazine. In these "wry, finely honed, interlocking stories" (Atlantic Monthly), Segal offers a brilliant and nuanced portrayal of the lives of a close-knit group of friends and colleagues in a fictional college town in Connecticut. Told through a series of unforgettable dinner parties, afternoon picnics, and Sunday brunches, "the cumulative power ofShakespeare's Kitchenlies in Segal's dazzling ability to merge the mundane details of life with the arc of human emotion" (Washington Post Book World). It's a deeply moving work that marks the triumphant return of a writer at the height of her powers.