A Second Bite at the Apple

A Second Bite at the Apple

Book - 2014
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"Bate's writing is smart and compelling." --Publishers Weekly

From the acclaimed author of The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs comes a witty, honest novel, perfectly seasoned with both humor and heart, about daring to bite into the life you really want. . .

Sydney Strauss is obsessed with food. Not with eating it--though she does that too--but with writing about the wonders of the gastronomic world, from obscure fruit hybrids to organic farming techniques. Since food journalism jobs are more coveted than Cronuts®, Sydney pays her bills working for one of TV's biggest egomaniacs--until she's left scrambling for shifts at a local farmers' market.

Stacking muffins for the Wild Yeast Bakery isn't going to win her any James Beard awards. But soon Sydney is writing the market's weekly newsletter, and her quirky stories gain attention from a prominent food columnist. After years of putting her love life into deep freeze, she's even dating again. And then Sydney gets a shot at the story, one that could either make her career or burn it to a crisp--along with her relationship and her reputation. . .

"A breezy, idiomatic voice." – Publishers Weekly

"Full of humor and lots of genuine heart." – RT Book Reviews

"In smart and crisp prose, Bate tells a winning story about food, love and second chances, with recipes appended. Great fun." - Booklist

Praise for The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs

"Bate deftly conjures up a witty, resilient heroine, surrounds her with delightful friends and frenemies, and sends them all on a rollicking quest for love and delicious food." --Kirkus

"Engaging. . .Even Bate's implausible happy ending feels right."
--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"The food--oh my goodness--the food! From the Dupont Circle farmers' market to the Maine Avenue Fish Market, Hannah leads readers on a culinary tour of D.C.'s locavore scene. Do not read this book hungry." --Washington Post

Baker & Taylor
After winding up working at the local farmer's market due to a speed bump in her career, food writer Sidney Strauss gets an opportunity to write a column for the market's newsletter, which opens up even more possibilities—and challenges. By the author of The Girl's Guide to Love and Supper Clubs. Original.

& Taylor

Sidney Strauss is writing for the local food market's weekly newsletter when she gets the opportunity at a story that could make her career as a food journalist or permanently end it.

Publisher: New York, NY :, Kensington Books,, [2014]
ISBN: 9781617732607
Characteristics: 327 pages ; 21 cm


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Jan 20, 2015

Another "foodie fiction" novel that's all the rage these days. Sydney Strauss wants a food journalism career and goes to great lengths to find one. Along the way, she lets go of a long-lost love, discovers unintended consequences, and learns that love isn't always what you expect. This fast-paced novel keeps the reader's interest with the heroine's all too human antics.


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