Thursday, March 3, 2011

Review: Friendship Bread by Darien Gee

Friendship Bread: A NovelFriendship Bread: A Novel by Darien Gee

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Gather up some friends and some copies of this book to read together.

In a small town outside of Chicago, Avalon Park, we meet an assortment of women whose lives have intersected. Each one,as life will have it, going through their own grief, loss, crisis, or personal growth lesson. Ms. Gee has brillantly made each character identifable and relatable through their inner dialogue to interactions. The community, though small, each person is disconnected from one another until a bag of frienship bread shows up making the receiver mix the starter and share the portions with three others (so forth, so forth). The bonding over something as simple as sharing starter, or a recipe change highlights what occurs when the characters reach out beyond themselves. Friendship Bread highlights just that - simple friendship.

I have my starter that I just can't wait to share, along with this book. *Recipes are found in the back for those that feel like savoring Avalon Park a little longer.

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