Simon & Schuster
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Featuring: Basil Cupertino; Angelina D’Angelo; Frank
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Cookbooks | Fiction
Sometimes the shortest distance between two people is the
length of a kitchen table. . . .
Far too young to be a widow, Angelina D’Angelo suddenly
finds herself facing a life without her beloved husband,
Frank. Late one night shortly after the funeral, she makes
her way down to the kitchen and pours all of her grief and
anger into the only outlet she has left—her passion for
cooking. In a frenzy of concentration and swift precision,
she builds layer upon layer of thick, rich lasagna, braids
loaves of yeasty bread, roasts plump herb-rubbed chicken;
she makes so much food that she winds up delivering the
spoils to the neighbors in her tight-knit Italian community
in South Philadelphia.
Retiree Basil Cupertino, who has just moved in with his
kindly sister across the street, is positively smitten with
Angelina’s food. In a stroke of good fortune, Basil offers
Angelina (not only husbandless but unemployed) a job cooking
for him—two meals a day, six days a week, in exchange for a
handsome salary. Soon, word of her irresistible culinary
prowess spreads and she finds herself cooking for seven
bachelors—and in the process discovers the magical power of
food to heal, to bring people together . . . and maybe even
to provide a second chance at love.
Filled to the brim with homemade warmth, Angelina’s
Bachelors is a sweet tale of overcoming grief, redefining
family, and following your heart—through food.
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