Eating Heaven

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Penguin, 2005 - Fiction - 269 pages
8 Reviews

Nothing gets Eleanor Samuels's heart racing like a double scoop of mocha fudge chunk. Sure, the magazine writer may have some issues aside from food, but she isn't quite ready to face them. Then her beloved Uncle Benny falls ill, and what at first seems scary and daunting becomes a blessing in disguise. Because while she cooks and cares for him-and enjoys a delicious flirtation with a new chef in town-Eleanor begins to uncover some long-buried secrets about her emotionally frayed family and may finally get the chance to become the woman she's always wanted to be.

 

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User Review  - hollygee - LibraryThing

Very sensitive study of eating disorder, dysfunctional family and caring for a end-of-life loved one. I don't care for flashbacks, but Shortridge handled them well. Her perception of a childhood oppressed by an eating disorder is right on the money. Read full review

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User Review  - jedziedz - LibraryThing

I absolutely loved this novel. Jennie Shortridge writes a gem of a book filled with a perfectly paced plot that seamlessly slides between Eleanor's present difficulties and ties them to past memories ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
8
Section 3
21
Section 4
34
Section 5
44
Section 6
56
Section 7
81
Section 8
94
Section 14
183
Section 15
193
Section 16
203
Section 17
212
Section 18
222
Section 19
234
Section 20
242
Section 21
250

Section 9
108
Section 10
119
Section 11
147
Section 12
156
Section 13
169
Section 22
252
Section 23
258
Section 24
264
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About the author (2005)

Jennie Shortridge lives in Seattle, WA with her husband, and juggles her time between writing novels and working in the community to foster literacy.

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