The Arrangement

The Arrangement

Large Print - 2016
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The Arrangement is a sparkling, sensual novel that explores the complexities of a marriage and the many different ways in which we love -- a completely mesmerizing story about a woman well ahead of her time, who would go on to become the legendary food writer M. F. K. Fisher.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2016
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781410488510
Branch Call Number: FIC WARLICK 2016
Characteristics: 425 pages (large print) ; 23 cm


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Sep 24, 2016

Warlick’s book is based on the life of legendary food writer M.F.K. Fisher as she embarks on her writing career and a ménage à trois in the 1930s LA, Paris and Switzerland.

I read this for the food, being a long-time foodie and admirer of her writing. The business with Al Fisher, her first husband, and Tim Parrish, the lover and second husband, made me so sad.

ChristchurchLib Mar 28, 2016

Unfulfilled in her marriage to academic Al Fisher, aspiring writer Mary Frances Kennedy pursues married painter Dillywn "Tim" Parrish -- who, unlike Al, supports her literary ambitions while satisfying her physical desires. Set in 1930s Los Angeles, Paris, and the Swiss Alps, this lush and atmospheric biographical novel stars pioneering food writer M.F.K. Fisher, of whom W.H. Auden once said, "I do not know of anyone in the United States who writes better prose." For another fictionalised account of a real-life love triangle, try Lily King's Euphoria, inspired by the life of anthropologist Margaret Mead.

abruzzo79 Mar 22, 2016

"She had slipped this life for another, where time and event and memory all blended....Sometimes words were the conduit, and sometimes, eating, talking about food...."

Mar 10, 2016

I knew nothing about MFK Fisher prior to reading this book (though I did Wikipedia her midway through, which was good since it prepared me for the heartbreaking end to this story) and now that I'm finished, I really want to seek out her writing. This is a tricky story to tell, and in my opinion gets too bogged down in its first half with her marriage, but it's beautifully written and very evocative of a specific time and place(s), and fans of authors like Paula McLain will find much to like here.


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