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									Laurie ColwinLaurie Colwin
"One of the delights of life is eating with friends; second to that is talking about eating. And, for an unsurpassed double whammy, there is talking about eating while you are eating with friends." So longtime Gourmet columnist, essayist, and novelist Laurie Colwin begins Home Cooking, one of her many love letters to the joys of food. Though she passed away suddenly at age 48 in 1992, Colwin left behind a culinary -- and literary -- legacy that her fans can treasure.

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Laurie Colwin
Date of Birth:
June 14, 1944
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Date of Death:
October 25, 1992
Place of Death:
New York, New York
B.A., Bard College; M.A., Columbia University
· O. Henry Award for short fiction for The Lone Pilgrim, 1977; Guggenheim Fellowship, 1987

A Colwin Classic

Selected Works

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								Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen, Author: 
								Laurie Colwin, Anna  Shapiro (illus.).

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Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen
by Laurie Colwin, Anna Shapiro (illus.)
As much a cookbook as it is a memoir, Home Cooking combines Colwin's witty flair for the essay with her love of cuisine in vignettes like "Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant" and "Repulsive Dinners: A Memoir." "It is the one true kitchen friend," observed The Washington Post.

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								Passion and Affect, Author: 
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*  Passion and Affect (1974)
*  Shine on, Bright and Dangerous Object (1975)
*  Happy All the Time (1978)
*  Family Happiness (1982)
*  Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen (1988)
*  More Home Cooking: A Writer Returns to the Kitchen (1993)
*  A Big Storm Knocked It Over (1993)

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Colwin's Fiction

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								Happy All the Time, Author: 
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Happy All the Time
by Laurie Colwin
Happy All the Time is the story of two couples -- one perfect, the other not -- and the way their love evolves. Many readers feel that this novel is Colwin at her best. Her sensitive prose is balanced with razor-sharp observations in this stirring comedy of manners and morals. "An elegant, fresh, funny tale of four people in love.... There's electricity here...pure delight," raved The Village Voice.

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