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Laurie Colwin

Posted by Shannon

This week Vintage re-issued two of my favourite books by of one of my favourite authors, Laurie Colwin, whose comic novels and charming food writing have earned her a cult following long past her 1992 death.

Colwin is often compared to Jane Austen because, as male critics tend to say of them both: nothing ever happens in their novels. That’s nonsense of course. They’re both satirists with a gimlet eye for human eccentricities. There is much going on these tales of interpersonal relationships. - Read more