On my night table: Cleaving by Julie Powell


Well, I finished The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King over the weekend.  I absolutely LOVED this book.  It was not what I expected it to be at all.  It was much more lighthearted and not so "mystery book-y" (if that makes sense).  I will definitely be reading A Monstrous Regiment of Women (the next book in the Sherlock Holmes/ Mary Russel series) very soon.

But up next, Cleaving by Julie Powell. 

From Amazon.com:

Julie Powell thought cooking her way through Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking was the craziest thing she'd ever do--until she embarked on the voyage recounted in her new memoir, CLEAVING.

Her marriage challenged by an insane, irresistible love affair, Julie decides to leave town and immerse herself in a new obsession: butchery. She finds her way to Fleischer's, a butcher shop where she buries herself in the details of food. She learns how to break down a side of beef and French a rack of ribs--tough, physical work that only sometimes distracts her from thoughts of afternoon trysts.

The camaraderie at Fleischer's leads Julie to search out fellow butchers around the world--from South America to Europe to Africa. At the end of her odyssey, she has learned a new art and perhaps even mastered her unruly heart.

You can purchase your very own copy here.  I think Costco still has this novel and don't forget about the public library!

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