The Narrows, Ann Petry. Set in the 1950s, this unforgettable classic deftly evokes a tragic love affair and offers a window onto the powerful ways in which class, race, and love intersected in midcentury America.
The story of three women living very different lives in Australia, but when one of them finds an old tattered letter in the attic that's addressed to her, to be opened only in the event of her husband's death (and he is still very much alive), it opens up a Pandora's box. Their lives will intersect in ways none of them could foresee.
This book tells the story of people who come together for a cooking class and learn so much more. Lovely descriptive prose. The food can almost be tasted, as if taking her cooking classes your self. First novel by Erica Baumeister