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August 29, 2007 8:38 PM Subscribe
After a run of reading somewhat serious, oftentimes depressing fiction and nonfiction, I'm looking for something more domestic. Have any suggestions?
posted by LoriFLA to writing & language (19 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm in the mood for fiction or entertaining nonfiction that mentions the rituals of housekeeping or cooking, or both. The last book I read that follows this idea is Anna Quindlen's One True Thing. It's not the best example I'm sure, but the heroine's mother is a natural at cooking and crafting. Detailed descriptions of handmade needlepoint pillows and blue ceramic pie plates and the process of making lunch for the monthly woman's group, etc.
Contemporary titles or older works, all suggestions appreciated.