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The Arrangement by Ashley Warlick
Feb 09, 2016 | ISBN 9780698407541

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“If you love historical fiction, you’ll fall hard for this one. . . . Filled with food and passion, this is the perfect book to accompany a candlelit dinner.”

“The sensual adventures of food writer M.F. K. Fisher will keep the pages turning.”, “10 Romantic Reads for Valentine’s Day”

“If you occasionally partake in culinary pleasures, you’ll probably enjoy digging into Ashley Warlick’s novelization of beloved food writer M. F. K. Fisher’s life.”

“A delight….Though The Arrangement is about marriage and friendship in the 1930 and 1940s, the novel’s story of a woman and her work is timeless.”
Charleston Post & Courier

“[The Arrangement] offers a lovely, affectionate portrait of the complicated woman who would become M.F.K. Fisher.”

“[Warlick’s] writing is smooth and elegant. The love and anguish experienced as marriages unravel is palpable and painful to the reader.”
Historical Novel Society

“Stellar . . . A beautifully written treatment of love in its different forms.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Food writing fans may want to check out a novelization of the life of M.F.K. Fisher, focusing on . . . the more salacious personal details of the beloved food writer’s life.”
—The Millions, “Most Anticipated Books of 2016”

“A ravishing depiction of the time when M.F.K. Fisher was giving herself over to her essential appetites—for language, food and consuming passion. Ashley Warlick’s prose, sharp and true as the edge of a honed blade, is a revelation. Absolutely dazzling.”
—Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife

“Written in language both sensuous and evocative, The Arrangement is the story of a woman who hungers to experience everything in life. A compelling story about the costs—and risks—of being true to one’s self, and the courage it takes to live against convention.”
—Kim Edwards, author of The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

“I devoured and loved every word of Ashley Warlick’s audacious imagining of M.F.K. Fisher’s great love affair. The Arrangement is a powerful, enthralling, delectable thrill.”
—Kate Christensen, author of The Great Man

“A sophisticated and unapologetic tale of wayward desire that I read far too long into the night, worrying about how M.F.K. Fisher could possibly solve her excruciating dilemma—a dilemma that is at once impossible, seductive, and heartbreaking.”
—Robin Oliveira, author of My Name is Mary Sutter

“Ashley Warlick spins a beguiling tale of a complicated woman, sensuous and multi-layered as the food she chronicles. A scrumptious treat.”
—Janice Y. K. Lee, author of The Expatriates

The Arrangement gives vivid voice to the complicated, fascinating, rule-breaking M.F.K. Fisher. Ashley Warlick brings the famous food writer’s world to life in sensual and deliciously literary detail.”
—Meg Waite Clayton, author of The Wednesday Sisters

“Warlick skillfully reveals the story of a young woman’s sensual and creative awakening with meticulous craft and fervent splendor.”
—J. Ryan Stradal, author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest

“Ashley Warlick brings M. F. K. Fisher to life, revealing the depths of her restless, complicated, hungry soul. This is a book to be savored.”
—Ann Mah, author of The Art of French Eating

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