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Comfort Food

Format:  Paperback,

373 pages

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

Publish Date: Apr 2009

ISBN-13: 9780425226209

ISBN-10: 0425226204

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Now in paperback from the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Friday Night Knitting Club."..
Shortly before turning 50, TV cooking show personality Augusta "Gus" Simpson discovers that the network wants to boost her ratings by teaming her with a beautiful, young new co-host. But Gus isn't going without a fight-whether it's off-set with her two demanding daughters, on-camera with the ambitious new diva herself, or after-hours with Oliver, the new culinary producer who's raising Gus's temperature beyond the comfort zone. Now, in pursuit of higher ratings and culinary delights, Gus might be able to rejuvenate more than just her career.

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Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publish Date: Apr 2009
ISBN-13: 9780425226209
ISBN-10: 0425226204
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 373
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.65
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.0 x 1.1 x 8.1

About the author

Biography of Jacobs, Kate

Kate Jacobs grew up near Vancouver, British Columbia. She received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa and a master's degree from NYU. After some unpaid internships, she became an assistant to the books and fiction editor at Redbook magazine. Before she started writing books, she was an editor at Working Woman and Family Life and a freelance writer and editor at the website for Lifetime Television. She is the author of Comfort Food and The Friday Night Knitting Club series. She lives in California with her husband and a dog named Baxter.

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Review by Library Journal (2008-04-01)

Jacobs follows her debut novel, The Friday Night Knitting Club, with this much stronger second effort. About to turn 50, Augusta "Gus" Simpson is feeling old. When the ratings of the cooking show she hosts fall, the network owner forces Gus to take on a new producer, a new format, and a new coho st, Carmen Vega, Miss Spain 1999. Despite Carmen's culinary institute degree, Gus is not impressed, and it's dislike at first sight.

However, the trial show, thrown together with the assistance of Gus's two daughters, an ex-boyfriend, and the hunky producer, ends up a hit, and suddenly, Gus must nurture this uncooperative group. Jacobs adds a touch of reality by including celebrity chefs such as Rachael Ray. The book's only flaw is the unnecessary addition of a character who wins an appearance on the show. Otherwise, Gus and the show's cast, with their humor, moods, and romance, are the sparks that bring this warm and irresistible story to life. Highly recommended for all public libraries.

- Lesa M. Holstine, Glendale P.L., AZ

(c). Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Library Journal (2008-08-01)

Jacobs's cheery follow-up to the best-selling Friday Night Knitting Club (soon to be a feature film starring Julia Roberts) is another multigenerational tale with broad appeal, one tracking the personal and professional tribulations of a popular celebrity chef and her two twenty something daughters. While the secondary story lines are at times a bit thin, Barbara Rosenblat's (www. barbararosenblat.com) ebullient narration and the string of happy endings make this a good choice for popular collections.

- Beth Farrell, Portage Cty. Dist. Lib., Garrettsville, OH

(c). Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Book description

Now in paperback from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Friday Night Knitting Club...

Shortly before turning 50, TV cooking show personality Augusta "Gus" Simpson discovers that the network wants to boost her ratings by teaming her with a beautiful, young new co-host. But Gus isn't going without a fight-whether it's off-set with her two demanding daughters, on-camera with the ambitious new diva herself, or after-hours with Oliver, the new culinary producer who's raising Gus's temperature beyond the comfort zone. Now, in pursuit of higher ratings and culinary delights, Gus might be able to rejuvenate more than just her career.

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