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From the kitchen of half truth: a novel

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"An impressive and heartfelt debut that will appeal to many readers, this charming and sensitive mother/daughter story captures the struggle between protection and isolation."-Library Journal

Meg May's mother has created a life out of stories. Outlandish stories that can't possibly be true. And when sickness threatens to hide the truth of her past forever, Meg must convince her imaginative and free-spirited mother tell her what is real. As charming as the stories she's been told are, they aren't enough for Meg anymore. As she and her mother spend one last summer together, Meg tries to convince her mother to reveal a thing about who they used to be-and who they are now.

Full of quirky humor and depth of feeling, From the Kitchen of Half Truth is a delicious debutcontemporary novel. Fans of Chocolat (Joanne Harris), The School of Essential Ingredients (Erica Bauermeister), and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake (Aimee Bender) will be charmed by this unobtrusive look at mother daughter relationships and the powerful exploration of the stories we tell ourselves to create the lives we want.

Full of quirky humor and depth of feeling, From the Kitchen of Half Truth is a delicious debut contemporary novel.

What readers are saying about The Kitchen of Half Truth

"Tender, funny and poignant, this has definitely been the highlight of my reading year so far, and one I shall be recommending to all my friends."

"From The Kitchen of Half Truth will bring you through a full swing of emotions and you will often times find yourself laughing and sometimes crying - but most importantly, your heart will ache with delight while reading."

"I enjoyed reading this book very much. It was like curling up under a blanket on a rainy day. When I had to put it down, I couldn't wait to start reading it again and the words just flowed beautifully."

"Having lost my own mother, having grown up loving to cook, and today knowing that cooking for others is my love language this book just tore straight through to my heart!"

What reviewers are saying about The Kitchen of Half Truth

"[A] touching debut novel about the relationship between a mother and daughter" -Publishers Weekly

"There are some novels that grip you with a story so unique, yet so heart wrenching thatyou can't stop reading. From the Kitchen of Half Truth was just such a novel."-Laura's Reviews

"Held me captivated from first to last word ... You'll find just a little piece of yourself in all the wonderful characters."-Long and Short Reviews

" Funny, tender, quirky, and heartfelt, From the Kitchen of Half Truth is for anyone who has daydreamed about the future or been shocked tofind something unexpected in the past."-Booklist

"A gorgeous tale of love, loss and making sense of the past ... filled with energy and life."-RT Book Reviews

"A story about understanding and compassion and how people often distort the truth to protect themselves and others, Goodin's narrative contains moments of eloquence, wit and sensitivity."-Kirkus

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subject_facet Cooking -- Fiction, Family secrets -- Fiction, Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
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