Book Doctors: Ode to Food

The Book Doctors share their reading lists and literary news. During the second half, a talk about favorite books that have food as a major theme or character.

Kansas City, MO – Recommendations by the Book Doctors

Mark Luce

General Recommendations:
The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick (Caldecott Award Winning Book)
Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Wolf
The Hours, by Michael Cunningham

Food Related :
Gilgamesh
The Devil's Larder: A Feast, by Jim Crace
A Debt to Pleasure, John Lanchester
Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole
We Have Always Lived in the Castle, by Shirley Jackson, Thomas Ott, and Jonathan Lethem
Kitchen, by Banana Yoshimoto

Food-based plot summaries of various literary classics:
Billy Budd The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is actually a novel of pulped oranges, lemons and various citrus fruits sucking the life out of the 20s
The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde, is actually about cucumber sandwiches
The Dead, by James Joyce, is actually about carving a goose and making a self-important speech

John Mark Eberhart

General Recommendations:
Just After Sunset, by Stephen King
The Widows of Eastwick, by John Updike

Food Recommendations:
Legends of the Fall and Just Before Dark, by Jim Harrison
Rabbit at Rest, by John Updike

Kaite Stover

General Recommendations:
The Somnambulist, by Jonathon Barnes
Ghost Radio: A Novel, by Leopoldo Gout

Food Recommendation:
Better Homes and Gardens Heritage Cookbook, by Better Homes and Gardens