Starting from Scratch: A Novel with Recipes, by Susan Gilbert-Collins

4 August, 2010

After the unexpected death of her mother, Olivia Tschetter plants herself firmly in her mother’s kitchen, where she pieces together the last issue of her mother’s home-grown mail-order newsletter Cooking with Vivian, and whips up the dishes of her childhood. A chance encounter with a former subscriber of the newsletter, a surprise sister-in-law, and a sibling’s secret help Olivia and her family get back on track.