THE SUMMER KITCHEN by Karen Weinreb (St. Martin’s Press; 0-312-37925-4) is a remarkable debut novel about a woman dealing with the fallout when her spouse, a seemingly ideal husband and father, is arrested for white-collar crime. While this book is fiction, the basic setup of the story actually happened to the author. Though the headlines today are full of “bankers gone bad,” The Summer Kitchen shows the human side of financial misfortune and the innocent families that get caught in the aftermath of the crime.
Karen Weinreb is a journalist with an undergraduate degree from Yale University and a postgraduate degree from Oxford University. She has written for newspapers in Australia, where she was born, and for magazines in the United States, where she now lives with her family. For more information, visit http://www.karenweinreb.com/.
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