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Summary:

When Alice Hale leaves a career in publicity to become a writer and follows her husband to the New York suburbs, she is unaccustomed to filling her days alone in a big, empty house. But when she finds a vintage cookbook buried in a box in the old home's basement, she becomes captivated by the cookbook's previous owner--1950s housewife Nellie Murdoch. As Alice cooks her way through the past, she realizes that within the cookbook's pages Nellie left clues about her life--including a mysterious series of unsent letters penned to her mother. Soon Alice learns that while baked Alaska and meatloaf five ways may seem harmless, Nellie's secrets may have been anything but. When Alice uncovers a more sinister--even dangerous--side to Nellie's marriage, and has become increasingly dissatisfied with the mounting pressures in her own relationship, she begins to take control of her life and protect herself with a few secrets of her own. -- Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Milton-Freewater Public Library FIC Brown (Text) 37862000460196 NEW ADULT BOOKS Book Branch_Only_3months 02/10/2020 Checked out 03/02/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524744939
  • ISBN: 152474493X
  • Physical Description: 322 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Dutton, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
When Alice Hale leaves a career in publicity to become a writer and follows her husband to the New York suburbs, she is unaccustomed to filling her days alone in a big, empty house. But when she finds a vintage cookbook buried in a box in the old home's basement, she becomes captivated by the cookbook's previous owner--1950s housewife Nellie Murdoch. As Alice cooks her way through the past, she realizes that within the cookbook's pages Nellie left clues about her life--including a mysterious series of unsent letters penned to her mother. Soon Alice learns that while baked Alaska and meatloaf five ways may seem harmless, Nellie's secrets may have been anything but. When Alice uncovers a more sinister--even dangerous--side to Nellie's marriage, and has become increasingly dissatisfied with the mounting pressures in her own relationship, she begins to take control of her life and protect herself with a few secrets of her own. -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Housewives > Fiction.
Imagination > Fiction.
Patriarchy > History > Fiction.
Self-actualization (Psychology) > Fiction.
Cookbooks > Fiction.
FICTION / Family Life.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Women.
Housewives.
Imagination.
Patriarchy.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Married people > Fiction.
Houses > Maintenance and repair > Fiction.
Cooking > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Fiction.
History.
Mystery fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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