Heartburn

Heartburn

Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes. For in this inspired confection of adultery, revenge, group therapy, and pot roast, the creator of Sleepless in Seattle reminds us that comedy depends on anguish as surely as a proper gravy depends on flour and butter.

Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel Samstat discovers that her husband, Mark, is in love with another woman. The fact that the other woman has "a neck as long as an arm and a nose as long as a thumb and you should see her legs" is no consolation. Food sometimes is, though, since Rachel writes cookbooks for a living. And in between trying to win Mark back and loudly wishing him dead, Ephron's irrepressible heroine offers some of her favorite recipes. Heartburn is a sinfully delicious novel, as soul-satisfying as mashed potatoes and as airy as a perfect soufflé.

Title:Heartburn
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780679767954
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    Heartburn Reviews

  • Roxane

    This is one of those books that shows you how much a writer can get away with when they possess a strong voice. Heartburn is a fun novel about marital infidelity but it only hits one note. There's no ...

  • Julie

    The night before I got married, my future in-laws hosted a rehearsal dinner for our wedding party and our out-of-town guests. When we gathered in the living room late in the evening to make a toast to...

  • Nancy

    The week before Nora Ephron died, I happened to order this (used) book, which I've been meaning to read for quite some time since she referenced it often in her essays & interviews. Apparently I'm the...

  • Tanya Burr

    I gave this book 3 stars, because although I enjoyed it, it's not a book I finished and instantly began recommending to everyone I know. It was a very quick read and I liked how unique it was with the...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/I grew up with Nora Ephron. Her movies taught me everything I would ever need to know about having unrealistic expectations when it comes t...

  • Paul

    3.5 starsI married him against all evidence. I married him believing that marriage doesnt work, that love dies, that passion fades, and in so doing I became the kind of romantic only a cynic is truly ...

  • Paul Bryant

    I dont mean to put the boot into this slightly funny but not that funny wisp of a novel but there were two things about it which got my goat, and my goat was just standing around chewing on an old rus...

  • Bonnie

    My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars I think I was so entranced with being a couple that I didnt even notice that the person I though I was a couple with thought he was a couple with someone else. Heartburn is N...

  • Sarah

    Just felt like laughing, so picked this book up to visit with again. Fave quote: "Show me a woman who cries when the trees lose their leaves in autumn, and I'll show you a real asshole."...

  • Barry Pierce

    Heartburn is proof that oftentimes it isn't the story that matters, it's how ya tell it....