Dopo un matrimonio finito nel peggiore dei modi possibili e dopo un periodo di totale sconforto e confusione, Wyn segue d'istinto una traccia che emerge dal passato. Il ricordo del felice periodo trascorso come apprendista panettiera in un paesino della Francia, durante gli anni dell'università. Come una reminiscenza proustiana, il profumo del pane appena sfornato in una piccola boulangerie di Seattle è per lei un richiamo irresistibile: l'odore pungente del lievito vivo, il silenzio del lavoro notturno e il calore del forno le fanno capire che per sette anni di matrimonio non è mai stata se stessa, ma quello che il marito voleva che lei fosse.
- ISBN: 8884510619
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 342
- Data di uscita: 17-05-2002
I finished Bread Alone and thought: "Wow, I loved this book. Why did I love this book?" It is one of those things I really should not have enjoyed as I did. There were no huge dramas, conspiracies, or epic adventures. In fact, most of it was simple conversations or private thoughts of the heroine, j Leggi tutto
Once upon a time I was housebound with a couple boxes of Harlequin Romance novels from the 60's. We had intended to use them as kindling (though yes, burning books is very Fahrenheit..whatever).It was the dead of winter in an uninsulated cabin, what can I say (except that, trust me, books don't give Leggi tutto
I really enjoy what I call foodie fiction. And this one was a nice engaging read featuring home made bread. Endings and the bumpy path to new beginnings came complete with some recipes for the bread featured in the book.And of course there were plenty of the inevitable analogies of bread to life. I
Every now and then you come across a book that feels like it was written just for you, for this moment in your life. This is one of those books. It was like Ms. Hendricks lovingly wrote me a novel, years ago, where it waited all this time until I finally pulled a used copy from a dusty shelf in a se Leggi tutto
This book was so hard to get through. The first half of the book (seriously about 100 pages) is boring and nothing really happens. Wyn (short for Wynter, which is her middle name) is dealing with a failed marriage. And she mopes. And acts selfish and self-centered. That doesn't change for the entire Leggi tutto
I read this while writing a story with a female main character. Bread Alone was presented to me as a good example of developing a central female POV character, as done by a female author. It showed me what I shouldn't do with my heroine. Wynter is a 32-year-old Hancock Park trophy wife who gets dumpe Leggi tutto
Yikes. I can't think of anyone more annoying, in my recent reads, than Wynter what's-her-name. Self-centered, self-pitying little twerp who deserves a good smack in the head with one of her baguettes. The novel is peopled by a host of paper-thin characters and the thinnest of plot lines. Not for me! Leggi tutto
An unexpected find! It was a great story, set in Seattle, one of my favorite cities. The dialogue was a hoot at times, and the descriptions of the city and places that I love to visit, were all there in the text. I enjoyed coming back to the characters every time I picked up the book. I hope my libr Leggi tutto
Now, if I went over a synopsis of the book, you might get bored. Nothing earth shattering or original happens in the book. It's simply a book about life. The main character, Wyn, is basically thrown out of her husband's home and life. She moves in with a best friend in Seattle to try to re-coup. She Leggi tutto
3.5 stars ✨
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