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Laurie Colwin

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Laurie Colwin is the author of five novels—Happy All the Time; Family Happiness; Goodbye Without Leaving; A Big Storm Knocked It Over; and Shine On, Bright and Dangerous Object—three collections of short stories—Passion and Affect; The Lone Pilgrim; and Another Marvelous Thing—and two collections of essays, Home Cooking and More Home Cooking. Colwin died in 1992.

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Happy All the Time

Written by Laurie Colwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 23, 2010
Price: $15.00

Guido and Vincent are childhood best friends—third cousins, really—living in Cambridge and dreaming about their futures. Guido plans to write poetry while Vincent feels confident he will win a Nobel prize for physics. When Guido spots Holly while exiting a museum, he can immediately sense that she will difficult, quirky, and... Read more >

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Home Cooking
A Writer in the Kitchen
Written by Laurie Colwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 23, 2010
Price: $15.95

Weaving together memories, recipes, and wild tales of years spent in the kitchen, Home Cooking is Laurie Colwin’s manifesto on the joys of sharing food and entertaining. From the humble hotplate of her one-room apartment to the crowded kitchens of bustling parties, Colwin regales us with tales of meals gone both... Read more >
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