Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes. For in this inspired confection of adultery, revenge, group therapy, and pot roast, the creator of Sleepless in Seattle reminds us that comedy depends on anguish as surely as a proper gravy depends on flour and butter. Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel Samstat discovers that her husband, Mark, is in love with another woman. The fact that the other woman has "a neck as long as an arm and a nose as long as a thumb and you should see her legs" is no consolation. Food sometimes is, though, since Rachel writes cookbooks for a living. And in between trying to win Mark back and loudly wishing him dead, Ephron's irrepressible heroine offers some of her favorite recipes. Heartburn is a sinfully delicious novel, as soul-satisfying as mashed potatoes and as airy as a perfect souffle.
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"News flash: Meryl Streep is a genius. I know this will come as a surprise to you. Performing the late, great Nora Ephron's serio-comic novel HEARTBURN, Streep is so sensitive to nuance, so gifted at making every syllable tell, that even when she reads you a recipe, she can give emotional and funny topspin to the words "serves two." (There are quite a few recipes in the book because the protagonist, Rachel, who is seven months pregnant when she discovers her husband is boffing their acquaintance Thelma Rice, is a food writer.) Streep, who also starred in the 1986 movie made from this novel, has a highly evolved take on Rachel and her wry, witty, self-deprecating voice, and every syllable is a pleasure. What a treat. B.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"
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