Thanks for the plug, Ashville

Thanks for the plug, Ashville, North Carolina here “And, while there was precedent for a memoir with recipes (Elizabeth Bard’s Picnic in Provence, Shoba Narayan’s Monsoon Diary and an entire Goodreads list dedicated to “books shelved as cookbook-memoir”), “the cooking lessons with Jonah linked me to the way food was central to both of our…

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Monsoon Diary selling for over $100

What a kick to find this link in Amazon.  And here I am, freely giving away the copies of Monsoon Diary that I have.  Maybe I shouldn’t.  The book cover is just gorgeous and I think that’s why it is selling for such a nice price. Amazon: Hardcover: Monsoon Diary: $135.86

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Monsoon Diary

I wanted to check if Monsoon Diary was fully available on Google Books for free.  So when I googled my name on Google Books, I didn’t find Monsoon Diary, but the following sites. Critical inquiries: readings in culture and community books.google.comJacqueline Jones Royster, Rebecca G. Taylor – 2002 – 610 pages – Snippet view How has language change…

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Monsoon Diary Reviews

Someone posted the Amazon review site on Twitter.  I don’t know why I had never gone on it.  Learned a bit about writing and what is expected by knowing readers. Here are two: one positive and one negative. Delicious Read, May 12, 2007 By Zhara um NIkko “Haflacrat” (Central Gleann Abhann) – See all my reviews Amazon Verified…

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Washington Post review.

Out of India: Memories to Savor By Jonathan Yardley, whose e-mail address is Thursday, May 22, 2003; Page C02 MONSOON DIARY: A Memoir With Recipes By Shoba Narayan Villard. 223 pp. $22.95 This engaging book — part personal memoir, part culinary celebration — is the work of a native of India who came to this…

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New Yorker Book Currents section review of Monsoon Diary

July 11, 2003 | home Matters of Taste Issue of 2003-07-14 and 21 Posted 2003-07-07 “It’s hard to understand how something that tastes sweet in one person’s mouth, in another person’s mouth can taste so bitter,” a friend tells Abe Opincar, whose memoir, Fried Butter (Soho), explores the ways in which memory dictates gustatory preference.…

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