By Adam Markovitz
Updated December 08, 2010 at 05:00 AM EST
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As Always, Julia

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  • Book
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In 1952, an amateur cook named Julia Child sent a fan letter to Bernard DeVoto, author of a trenchant Harper?s article on kitchen knives. DeVoto never responded. And lucky for Julia, because the reply she did get — a smart, chatty missive from DeVoto?s wife, Avis — planted the seed of one of her most cherished friendships. As Always, Julia compiles the highlights of their lifelong correspondence from that first letter to a quick note in 1961. While their conversations can drag a bit — weather, health, and politics get too much space — the book is an absorbing portrait of an unexpected friendship. B

As Always, Julia

type
  • Book
genre
author
  • Joan Reardon
publisher
  • Houghton Mifflin

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