Vincent, open-minded and cheerful, meets Misty at work. A luminous telling of two modern romances, a book that lingers sweetly and hilariously in the memory. Dallas morning newsguido and vincent are childhood best friends—third cousins, really—living in Cambridge and dreaming about their futures. Though she is a bored and misanthropic brunette, he finds himself desperate to know her.
Happy All the Time Vintage Contemporaries #ad - Vintage Contemporaries. When guido spots holly while exiting a museum, difficult, he can immediately sense that she will be quirky, and hard to live with.
Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen Vintage ContemporariesVintage #ad - From the humble hotplate of her one-room apartment to the crowded kitchens of bustling parties, Colwin regales us with tales of meals gone both magnificently well and disastrously wrong. Hilarious, home cooking will speak to the heart of any amateur cook, and full of Colwin’s hard-won expertise, professional chef, personal, or food lover.
As much memoir as cookbook and as much about eating as cooking. The new york times book reviewweaving together memories, recipes, and wild tales of years spent in the kitchen, Home Cooking is Laurie Colwin’s manifesto on the joys of sharing food and entertaining.
More Home Cooking: A Writer Returns to the KitchenHarper Perennial #ad - More home cooking is an expression of Laurie Colwin's lifelong passion for cuisine. In this delightful mix of recipes, pears, and anecdotes, advice, she writes about often-overlooked food items such as beets, black beans, and chutney. With down-to-earth charm and wit, " "turkey angst, colwin also discusses the many pleasures and problems of cooking at home in essays including "Desserts That Quiver, " and "Catering on One Dollar a Head.
As informative as it is entertaining, More Home Cooking is a delicious treat for anyone who loves to spend time in the kitchen.
Family HappinessHarper Perennial #ad - Polly is a happy wife and mother from a remarkable strong and attractive family -- until one day she finds herself entagled in a completely unexpected, sweet, yet painful, love affair with a painter named Lincoln Bennett. All of polly's beliefs about herself explode, uprooting what had seemed to be a settled -- and everlasting -- idea of family happiness.
A Big Storm Knocked It Over: A NovelHarper Perennial #ad - In a big storm knocked it over, friendship, and careers as experienced by a cast of endearing, motherhood, acclaimed author Laurie Colwin explores marriage, idiosyncratic Manhattanites. At once a hilarious social commentary and an insightful, sophisticated modern romance, A Big Storm Knocked It Over will stand as a living tribute to one of contemporary fiction's most original voices.
Shine On, Bright and Dangerous ObjectHarper Perennial #ad - When sam bax, sails his boat into a storm off the coast of Maine, his wife and ardent sidekick, Elizabeth "Olly" Bax, that charming daredevil of a Boston lawyer, becomes a widow at the edge of twenty-seven. With no pretense of "courage", Olly grieves, coping with the warmth and awkwardness of family ties and trying to rethink her own life.
Realizing that her risks are as daring as any of Sam's -- while he chanced life and limb, Olly risks her heart -- she finds that love can take some surprising turns. Laurie colwin depics olly's recovery with humor, compassion, and a decided lack of sentimentally, creating a real heroine who remains true to her heart and still manages to keep her head.
Goodbye Without LeavingHarper Perennial #ad - An insightful domestic comedy, at once hilarious and extremely moving, Goodbye Without Leaving is the story of a woman's attempt to remain true to herself in a world of diminishing returns. With her usual dry wit and candor, laurie Colwin follows Geraldine as she tries to reconcile her past with her future, to be an adult and still boogie in her soul.
As a bored graduate student, geraldine colshares is plucked from her too-tame existence when she is invited to tour as the only white backup singer for Vernon and Ruby Shakely and the Shakettes. The years she spends as a shakette are a mixed blessing, for while they provide her with purpose and excitement, she ultimately submits to a conventional life of marriage, children, however, and bittersweet memories of what comes to seem a glorious past.
The Lone PilgrimHarper Perennial #ad - In these stories, historians, book illustrators, architects; women who are composed and inimitably sassy; and men who are magnetic, the reader moves among young men and women: pianists, adventurous in love, or fiendishly elusive. This collection of stories about love and privacy is serious, funny, tender, and alive with the elegance and spirit that characterize Laurie Colwin's work.
They are people who are experiencing, the starting, enriching, often for the first time, and maddening complications of adult life.
Nothing Good Can Come from This: EssaysMCD x FSG Originals #ad - Nothing good can come from this is a book about generative discomfort, often hilarious, and the odd, surprising sources of beauty, business of being human. Leslie jamison, author of the empathy Exams and The RecoveringKristi Coulter inspired and incensed the internet when she wrote about what happened when she stopped drinking.
Nothing good can come from this is her debut--a frank, funny, and feminist essay collection by a keen-eyed observer no longer numbed into complacency. When kristi stopped drinking, she started noticing things. And when you cancel rosé season for yourself, you’re left with just Summer, and that’s when you notice that the women around you are tanked―that alcohol is the oil in the motors that keeps them purring when they could be making other kinds of noise.
Nothing Good Can Come from This: Essays #ad - In her sharp, incisive debut essay collection, Coulter reveals a portrait of a life in transition. Like when you give up a debilitating habit, it leaves a space, one that can’t easily be filled by mocktails or ice cream or sex or crafting. By turns hilarious and heartrending, nothing good can come from this introduces a fierce new voice to fans of Sloane Crosley, David Sedaris, and Cheryl Strayed―perfect for anyone who has ever stood in the middle of a so-called perfect life and looked for an escape hatch.
Passion and AffectHarper Perennial #ad - Elizabeth bayard, whose passion for order and civility does constant battle with her unruly loves. They are buffeted by the pressures of their jobs, imposed upon by their families and their surroundings, and remain ever hopeful of making sense of their lives. With compassion and biting wit, Laurie Colwin has created a new sort of comedy of manners.
. Within these fourteen hilarious and insightful tales of urban life, you'll meet:Raiford Phelps, an ornithologist who discovers new patterns of animal behavior when he meets Mary Leibnitz. Benno morna, a temporary bachelor, free to indulge in TV, junk food, and Greenie Frenzel when his wholesome wife is out of town.
Passion and Affect #ad - Vincent cadworthy and Guido Morris, whose elegant friendship is suddenly disrupted by Misty Berkowitz.