Please allow me to share one final suggestion for a 2015 holiday read. It is especially recommended for those of you who love all things food AND are partial to a Minnesota accent. Which, is why it is THE perfect book to listen to if you are driving somewhere for the holidays.
This is 10 hours of pure listening pleasure. Five hours on the way to your destination and five hours for the trip back home. Anything longer than that and you want to fly or take the train anyway right? Do NOT listen to it while trying to navigate your way through a strange city. I missed a turn on my way to work one day I was so engrossed. This is the story of Eva Thorvald, a woman with a "once in a generation palate". It's a peek into the people, flavors, and life experiences that made her into such a unique chef. All I know is I wanted it to keep going on and on and on. J. Ryan Stradal I sure hope you have started your second novel. I will be eagerly awaiting it.