BKMT READING GUIDES



 
Inspiring,
Beautiful,
Interesting

5 reviews

The Kitchen Daughter
by Jael McHenry

Published: 2011-04-12
Hardcover : 288 pages
6 members reading this now
3 clubs reading this now
2 members have read this book
Recommended to book clubs by 3 of 5 members
After the unexpected death of her parents, painfully shy and sheltered 26-year-old Ginny Selvaggio seeks comfort in cooking from family recipes. But the rich, peppery scent of her Nonna's soup draws an unexpected visitor into the kitchen: the ghost of Nonna herself, dead for twenty years, ...
No other editions available.
Add to Club Selections
Add to Possible Club Selections
Add to My Personal Queue
Jump to

Introduction

(After the unexpected death of her parents, painfully shy and sheltered 26-year-old Ginny Selvaggio seeks comfort in cooking from family recipes. But the rich, peppery scent of her Nonna's soup draws an unexpected visitor into the kitchen: the ghost of Nonna herself, dead for twenty years, who appears with a cryptic warning (?do no let her??) before vanishing like steam from a cooling dish.

A haunted kitchen isn?t Ginny's only challenge. Her domineering sister, Amanda, (aka ?Demanda?) insists on selling their parents? house, the only home Ginny has ever known. As she packs up her parents? belongings, Ginny finds evidence of family secrets she isn?t sure how to unravel. She knows how to turn milk into cheese and cream into butter, but she doesn?t know why her mother hid a letter in the bedroom chimney, or the identity of the woman in her father's photographs. The more she learns, the more she realizes the keys to these riddles lie with the dead, and there's only one way to get answers: cook from dead people's recipes, raise their ghosts, and ask them.

Editorial Review

No editorial review at this time.

Excerpt

No Excerpt Currently Available

Discussion Questions

No discussion questions at this time.

Notes From the Author to the Bookclub

No notes at this time.

Book Club Recommendations

Member Reviews

Overall rating:
 
 
  "The Kitchen Daughter simmers with great flavor"by nbaker (see profile) 01/10/13

This book was a fun and interesting read about family, grief and connections. Whimsical at times, it flowed with the sweet consistency of warm cocoa and at times gave off a scent of pungent sizzling garlic.... (read more)

 
  "Disjointed"by FriendshipSisters (see profile) 06/12/12

"The Kitchen Daughter" was next on my must read list, interested in the point of view from the perspective of one with Aspberger's. I am left very dissapointed. Ms. McHenry's novel leaves ... (read more)

 
  "The Kitchen Daughter"by moretodaythanyes (see profile) 01/14/12

This book just wasn't for me, I found the descripitve food analogies annoying after awhile. I don't need to be told 47 times that someone has an "orange juice" voice. But I suppose that may have been... (read more)

 
  "Loved it!"by Shannan (see profile) 08/16/11

Great, easy read that was surprising in the end. I loved it. I am a firm believer in self acceptance and finding out who and what you really are. I loved it!

 
  "Light read"by RobinWalters (see profile) 08/15/11

Rate this book
MEMBER LOGIN
Remember me
BECOME A MEMBER it's free

Join the leading website for book clubs with over 35,000 clubs and 20,000 reading guides.

SEARCH OUR READING GUIDES Search
Search


FEATURED EVENTS
PAST AUTHOR CHATS
JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

Get free weekly updates on top club picks, book giveaways, author events and more
Please wait...