LBC 3 Reads – Our 2023 Reads

Our bi-monthly zoom book club continues this month and – as is usual for us – we have the theme (however loosely applied) and choices ahead of time.

Our 2023 Choices Theme – Delicious Reads

This year we will mostly be reading books – fictional and non – that feature or are about food.

  • 21 Jan – Heartburn – Nora Ephron
  • 18 March – Recipes for Love & Murder – Sally Andrews
  • 20th May – Kitchen – Banana Yoshimoto
  • 15th July – One Hundred Foot Journey – Richard Morais
  • 16th Sept – Olive Kitteridge – Elizabeth Stout
  • 18th Nov – Taste – Stanley Tucci

January Read


Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel discovers that her husband is in love with another woman.

The fact that the other woman has ‘a neck as long as an arm and a nose as long as a thumb’ is no consolation.

Her love of food is, though, sometimes – and, between trying to win Mark back and wishing him dead, Rachel offers us some of her favourite recipes.

Heartburn is a rollercoaster of love, betrayal, loss, revenge – and how to make the perfect souffle.

Nora Ephron shows us that the pen is mightier than the sword in this roman a clef. ‘I always thought during the pain of the marriage that one day it would make a funny book,’ Ephron once said. And she was right!

About the Author

Nora Ephron (1941-2012) was an Academy Award-winning screenwriter and film director of When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail and Julie & Julia.

She was also a bestselling novelist (Heartburn, made into a film starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep) and journalist. Her last books I Feel Bad About My Neck and I Remember Nothing were both huge international bestsellers. She died in 2012.


There was also a film:


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