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The Whole World Over

A Novel

By Julia Glass

The Whole World Over
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  • Hardcover: May 2006,
    528 pages.
    Paperback: Jun 2007,
    576 pages.

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A talented cook, chef to the Governor of New Mexico, has a complex personal life.

From the Jacket: It is at Walter’s restaurant that the visiting governor of New Mexico tastes Greenie’s coconut cake and decides to woo her away from the city to be his chef. For reasons both ambitious and desperate, she accepts—and finds herself heading west without her husband. This impulsive decision will change the course of several lives within and beyond Greenie’s orbit. Alan, alone in New York, must face down his demons; Walter, eager for platonic distraction, takes in his teenage nephew. Yet Walter cannot steer clear of love trouble, and despite his enforced solitude, Alan is still surrounded by women: his powerful sister, an old flame, and an animal lover named Saga, who grapples with demons all her own.

Comment: If Julia Glass had limited her second novel to just the ...

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