Food meets fiction in Hannah Tunnicliffe’s SEASON OF SALT AND HONEY (Sept. 1; Touchstone)
SEASON OF SALT AND HONEY: Combining the practicality of a cook book (the novel includes nine recipes for mouthwatering Italian dishes) with fiction, Tunnicliffe’s second novel delves into the importance of family, forgiveness and—of course—food. After a tragic loss, Frankie Caputo escapes into Washington State’s Cascade Mountain range to flee her overbearing Italian family and uptight in-laws. Alone in the forest and able to grieve, Frankie learns she can’t hide from her family and past—and that the familiar comfort of her aunts’ polpette or a taste of affogato may be just what she needs after all.
“A beautiful exploration of love and loss, and the ways in which unexpected family, new and old friends, and even a spring risotto and warm banana bread can bring comfort, change, and hope.”—MIA MARCH, author of The Meryl Streep Movie Club