Dopo l'improvvisa scomparsa dei genitori, Ginny, giovane ventiseienne dal carattere timido e riservato, cerca consolazione nella cucina di casa e fra le ricette di famiglia. Cucinare per lei rappresenta una fuga dai cattivi pensieri, ma un giorno il profumo corposo e piccante della zuppa della nonna fa apparire in cucina un ospite inatteso: il fantasma della nonna stessa, morta vent’anni prima, che le sussurra una frase sibillina: «Non permetterglielo!» prima di scomparire. Che cosa non deve permettere? E a chi? Forse alla sorella Amanda che ha deciso di vendere la casa di famiglia? Desiderosa di capire, anche alla luce di piccoli segreti trovati in angoli dimenticati della casa ¬una lettera della madre, fotografie del padre assieme a una donna misteriosa – Ginny si mette alla ricerca della verità, interrogando i suoi cari attraverso le ricette da loro ereditate...
- ISBN: 8850230427
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 288
Reason for Reading: The main character has Asperger's, as do I, and I make it a habit of reading books that portray Aspies. First, I'd like to mention that this is as far from my regular type of reading as it gets. I don't *do* women's fiction; no matter what the topic I stay very, very far away from Leggi tutto
This is actually my favorite kind of book. It's about something relevant but also about something else much more relevant. It reminds me of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake which is about a girl who feels what people feel when they cook the food. But it's really not. It's about coping skills or
I would probably rather give this book 3 stars for effort, and only 2 stars for result. I get the sense that Ms. McHenry isn't quite sure what she herself wants this book to be: A "cause" book (informing the public about aspbergers), a book about cooking, a book about relationships, a book about gri Leggi tutto
A young woman with Aspberger's coming to terms with herself while grieving the death of her parents. Ginny has always been "different". What has been apparent to her parents, has been kept from Ginny. Ginny has coping skills which include food, it's tastes,textures and smells. So when situations th
The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry is the story of a young woman, Ginny, who suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome and overcomes her perception of herself as a social outcast through an eventual acceptance and love for who she is as an individual. In my belief, this novel is certainly quite an interest Leggi tutto
Won a copy of this from MangoJuiced. My review is originally posted here. Ginny has never been good with people – she doesn’t like strangers and she doesn’t like talking to people. She’s not comfortable with physical contact and only allows a handful of people to touch her. She lives with her parents Leggi tutto
I love, love, loved THE KITCHEN DAUGHTER, it was one of those books that you pick up and are unable to put it down willingly for even one minute. Ginny is 26 and still lives at home with her parents, she doesn’t work and never finished university, her parents provide for her. Ginny has all the earm Leggi tutto
This whole attempt to read nice, fluffy, happy books for a while is... not working. Full review may come eventually. (NOTE: that cover blurb needs to be re-thought. Nice one, labelling the main character when: she herself refuses that very label/it isn't even brought up til halfway through the book/yo Leggi tutto
Forgot I read this once upon a time but I remember the story. A Jewish girl with Asperger's syndrome finds a way to heal through cooking after a death in the family. The storyline is okay but kind of slow. I wouldn't voluntarily read for a second time.
Ginny Selvaggio is a 26-year-old with Asperger's Syndrome whose parents have died suddenly in an accident. Cooking is her stress outlet, and quite by chance, she realises she can summon ghosts when she cooks from recipes written in the person's own handwriting. But she only has a short time with eac Leggi tutto
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