Good Reading : November 2008
NEXT ISSUE locker into the duffel she carried to and fro, and finally went out to the dining room for one last look. The Blue Turtle had been her home for three years, the menu a loving union of Dmitri’s old-school French methods and Elena’s Santa Fe roots. Vancouverites, adventurous eaters that they were, adored the exotic fusion. The restaurant was a success in a very crowded market, and was attracting international press attention. This was her home, not some faraway town. A blister of fury zapped from the base of her spine through the top of her head. Bastard. How dare he banish her like this? Luis raised his chin. ‘Vaya con Dios.’ Elena nodded. Hiking the duffel over her shoulder, she swallowed the hollow sense of loss and headed out to the softness of an early Vancouver morning. For a long moment, she stood there on the sidewalk with a hole in her chest, trying to think what to do. How depressing to lose yet another home. Another and another and another. She had grown fond of this one, had thought perhaps it might be the one place. Her place. Now what? Before selling her first novel, Barbara O’Neal spent a decade in restaurants, from cafes to dives to haute cuisine. Having made her way through writing since she was 18, Barbara now runs writing workshops around the world. She lives in Colorado Springs, USA. The Lost Recipe for Happiness by Barbara O’Neal will be published by HarperCollins in February 2009. Stay tuned for a second extract in our next issue of gr. Andrew Nicoll on The Good Mayor ViVA lA FrANce! French Writers Meet irish poet, playwright and author SebAStiAN bArry Susan Duncan on her historical house on sale 28 November ORDER YOUR COPY NOW!
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