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Search : a memoir with recipes by Dana Louise Potowski / Michelle Huneven.

Available copies

  • 1 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library HUN (Text) 33500013592365 New On holds shelf -
Climax Public Library HUN (Text) 33500013592357 New Available -
Warroad Public Library HUN (Text) 35500006582140 New Checked out 06/11/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593300053
  • ISBN: 059330005X
  • Physical Description: 393 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes recipes.
Summary, etc.:
"This novel, written in the form of a memoir, follows the members of a search committee as they seek a new pastor for their church congregation. The narrator is a restaurant-review writer; meals at local restaurants and in committee members' homes occur in the course of the story. Recipes for twenty-five of the dishes are included"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 February #1
    The progressive Arroyo Unitarian Universalist Church (AUUC, pronounced awk") sits among enchanting gardens and is home to an "overprivileged, over indulged, over-functioning" congregation. On a mission to replace their retiring pastor, AUUC's search-committee members have confident opinions about what is vital in a church leader. They will steer clear of candidates wanting a preretirement gig in California; everything else is up for grabs as committee members assess candidates' beards, activism, gender, and age. The process has the madcap elements of a dating app and pageant as the final candidates strut their ecclesiastical stuff. In Huneven's (Off Course, 2014) novel-as-memoir, middle-aged, fashion-forward restaurant critic and writer Dana Potowski decides that her search-committee work is also material ripe for her next book. Readers will find Dana's takes on committee microdramas, factions, and vagaries of church and friendship relatable. Food lovers will enjoy Dana's restaurant visits and detailed food descriptions. The book's finale is a collection of AUUC members' signature recipes, a pleasing finish to this fresh work by award-winning novelist and food journalist Huneven. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 February #1
    The progressive Arroyo Unitarian Universalist Church (AUUC, pronounced awk") sits among enchanting gardens and is home to an "overprivileged, over indulged, over-functioning" congregation. On a mission to replace their retiring pastor, AUUC's search-committee members have confident opinions about what is vital in a church leader. They will steer clear of candidates wanting a preretirement gig in California; everything else is up for grabs as committee members assess candidates' beards, activism, gender, and age. The process has the madcap elements of a dating app and pageant as the final candidates strut their ecclesiastical stuff. In Huneven's (Off Course, 2014) novel-as-memoir, middle-aged, fashion-forward restaurant critic and writer Dana Potowski decides that her search-committee work is also material ripe for her next book. Readers will find Dana's takes on committee microdramas, factions, and vagaries of church and friendship relatable. Food lovers will enjoy Dana's restaurant visits and detailed food descriptions. The book's finale is a collection of AUUC members' signature recipes, a pleasing finish to this fresh work by award-winning novelist and food journalist Huneven. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Michelle Huneven is the author of four novels: Round Rock, Jamesland, Blame, and Off Course. Her books have been New York Times Notable Books and finalists for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is the recipient of a Whiting Award for Fiction, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a James Beard Award for feature writing with recipes, and received her master’s in fine arts from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She teaches writing at University of California, Los Angeles.

Subject: Women food writers > Fiction.
Pastoral search committees > Fiction.
Unitarian Universalist churches > Fiction.
Unitarian Universalists > Fiction.
Genre: Cookbook
recipes.
Autobiographical fiction.
Recipes.

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