TABLE FOR SEVEN
Gaskell’s novel is a fun and delectable journey of love, friendship and delicious food. Realistic and relatable characters provide more meaning and depth. The only thing missing is the recipes!
A New Year’s Eve dinner with different foods served on the hour spurs a group of seven people to form a monthly dinner party club. Two married couples, each with their own sets of issues, and three single people join together for food, drinks and conversation. Some relationships grow, some fizzle and others change, but through it all the group of men and women stand together. (BANTAM, Apr., 416 pp., $15.00)