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Entertaining Disasters : a Novel.

Author: Nancy Spiller
Publisher: New York : Counterpoint, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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In print, FW, the unnamed freelance Food Writer of Nancy Spiller's sardonic debut novel, Entertaining Disasters, lives high on the food chain in the heady realm of L.A.'s culinary journalism scene. She waxes poetic about her hip home gatherings, thinly veiling the identities of her Hollywood guest list. But in reality, FW's been inventing the dinner parties she writes about because social paralysis sets in at the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Spiller
ISBN: 9781582439884 1582439885
OCLC Number: 609854435
Description: 1 online resource (322 pages)
Contents: CONTENTS; Chapter 2 CHRONIC CULINARY FATIGUE SYNDROME 13; Chapter 1 GRAINS OF PARADISE 1; Chapter 3 BONUS TIME 21; Chapter 4 OPERA CAKE 35; Chapter 5 ZERO POPULATION COLESLAW 49; Chapter 6 COMMANDER AND CHEF 59; Chapter 7 WHERE THE THISTLE GROWS 71; Chapter 8 HORSE AND CARRIAGE 81; Chapter 9 THE SICK ROOM 103; Chapter 10 YELLOW WALLPAPER 123; Chapter 11 GARLIC MAKES US INTERESTING 137; Chapter 12 THE BEE MAN 153; Chapter 13 WELCOME TORTURES 167; Chapter 14 TRAIL'S END CAFE 187; Chapter 15 REFUGEES' COOK BOOK 203; Chapter 16 SARGASSO SEA 221; Chapter 17 AN ARMY OF GINGERBREAD MEN 239. Chapter 18 FROG STEW 253Chapter 19 REDEMPTION CENTER 267; Chapter 20 HOW TO MAKE A PIE 281; Chapter 21 HANDS FRAGRANT WITH ROSEMARY 297.

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In print, FW, the unnamed freelance Food Writer of Nancy Spiller's sardonic debut novel, Entertaining Disasters, lives high on the food chain in the heady realm of L.A.'s culinary journalism scene. She waxes poetic about her hip home gatherings, thinly veiling the identities of her Hollywood guest list. But in reality, FW's been inventing the dinner parties she writes about because social paralysis sets in at the very thought of a real guest in her fabulousor is it shabby?hillside home. Enter the glossy food magazine editor, new in town, who wants an invitation to one of her bashes, and the.

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