Mangoes and Quince (Google eBook)

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Dec 5, 2008 - Fiction - 288 pages
11 Reviews
Mangoes and Quince tells the story of Miranda, abandoned in Amsterdam by her husband, Anton, who disappeared into the South Seas. Marooned but restlessly inspired, Miranda expresses her passion through cooking. But as the restaurant she builds in Anton's ancestral home grows increasingly popular, her daughter, Diane, recedes into a world of longing for her lost father. Eventually Diana's curiosity will uncover his dangerous obsession. Mangoes and Quince is part mystery, part love story, part family drama-an intoxicating tale about a woman whose cooking seduces an entire city. Eleven luscious recipes accompany this unusual and sensuous debut.
  

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Review: Mangoes and Quince: A Novel

User Review  - Robin Ferguson - Goodreads

I wasn't sure if I would enjoy this book at first but I kept on reading. It was almost like three different books. The flavor deepened the further I got. Like the food she described took on a totally different flavor. And recipes in the back too! Read full review

Review: Mangoes and Quince: A Novel

User Review  - Barbara - Goodreads

Since this is a first novel by a cookbook author, I was not surprised about the food emphasis and the included recipes, though none sounded appealing enough to me to save or try. Miranda was abandoned ... Read full review

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Contents

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III
24
IV
39
V
58
VI
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VII
103
VIII
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X
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XI
191
XII
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XIII
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XIV
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XV
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XVI
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About the author (2008)

Carole Field is the author of In Nonna's Kitchen: Recipes and Traditions from Italy's Grandmothers, The Italian Baker, and Celebrating Italy. Mangoes and Quince is her first novel. She lives in San Francisco.

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