Writer Jael McHenry describes herself as an “enthusiastic amateur cook”. Spend some time on her blog and you’ll soon see that she’s anything but amateur. From stuffed squash blossoms to a Svelte favorite, strawberry salad, she’s got a talent for all things food.
Even better than Jael’s cooking, however, is her writing—which is why her debut novel, The Kitchen Daughter, was published to rave reviews earlier this year. The Kitchen Daughter is a captivating, compelling and refreshingly unsentimental story of a young woman with Asperger’s syndrome who discovers she can conjure up ghosts by recreating their recipes. (Bonus: the book contains many of the recipes, including one for some of the best brownies ever). O magazine says, “McHenry writes passionately about food and foodies… While Ginny is wonderfully single-minded about cooking, her fresh, sharp story has as many layers as a good pâte á choux.”
We’re giving away a copy of this delicious book; all you need to do to be entered is leave a brief comment below before Wednesday.
UPDATE: Random.org chose commenter #11, Angela Knotts. Thanks, everyone, for participating!
ANOTHER UPDATE: Thanks to overwhelming interest, I’ll give away another copy of The Kitchen Daughter at the end of the day tomorrow (8/11). No need to re-comment; everyone except the previous winner will be considered!
UPDATE 8/11: Commenter number 53, Kathy Roberts, is the winner! The contest is now closed. Thanks, everyone, for entering!
PS If you live in Michigan, Jael’s coming to Ann Arbor on August 18th and Petoskey on August 19th. Visit her website for details.