Heartburn

Heartburn

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by Nora Ephron
     
 

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Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes. For in this inspired confection of adultery, revenge, group therapy, and pot roast, the creator of Sleepless in Seattle reminds us that comedy depends on anguish as surely as a proper gravy depends on flour

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Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes. For in this inspired confection of adultery, revenge, group therapy, and pot roast, the creator of Sleepless in Seattle reminds us that comedy depends on anguish as surely as a proper gravy depends on flour and butter.

Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel Samstat discovers that her husband, Mark, is in love with another woman. The fact that the other woman has "a neck as long as an arm and a nose as long as a thumb and you should see her legs" is no consolation. Food sometimes is, though, since Rachel writes cookbooks for a living. And in between trying to win Mark back and loudly wishing him dead, Ephron's irrepressible heroine offers some of her favorite recipes. Heartburn is a sinfully delicious novel, as soul-satisfying as mashed potatoes and as airy as a perfect soufflé.

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"Great fun. . . . Though Heartburn bristles ferociously with wit, it's not lacking in soul."
The New York Times Book Review

"Nora Ephron's first novel is warm, witty and wise." —Harper's Bazaar

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679767954
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
107,678
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 8.03(h) x 0.48(d)

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