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Recipes for a Perfect Marriage by Kate Kerrigan
  

Recipes for a Perfect Marriage

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A great thought-provoking read. New York food writer Tressa returns from her honeymoon worried she has married her handsome new husband, Dan, out of desperation (she is in her late thirties) rather than love. On her wedding day she was given her grandmotherâs diaries and the two stories run in tandem covering the first year of Tressaâs marriage and the long marriage of her grandmother. Goodness me, there are some home truths here, the recipes are good too, but itâs the overall philosophy on marriage that really strikes a chord.

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Synopsis

Recipes for a Perfect Marriage by Kate Kerrigan

"They say there is no such thing as a perfect marriage, but of course there is. A perfect marriage is where two people live together for most of their lives until death separates them.


What there is no such thing as is an easy marriage. And when it comes to love, people have somehow come around to equating love with ease”.


New York food writer Tressa returns from honeymoon worried that she has married her impossibly handsome new husband Dan out of late-thirties panic instead of love.


In 1930âs Ireland, her grandmother, Bernadine, is married off to the local schoolteacher after her family are unable to raise a dowry for her to marry her true love, Michael.


During the first year of her marriage, Tressa distracts herself from her stay-or-go dilemma by working on her grandmotherâs recipes, searching for solace and answers through their preparation.


Through the stories of these two women Recipes For a Perfect Marriage challenges the modern ideal of romantic love as a given and ponders whether true love can really be learned.

About the Author

Kate Kerrigan

London reared of Irish parents Kate Kerrigan worked as a leading magazine editor in London before moving to Dublin, Ireland in 1990. She is currently a full-time writer and lives in the historic village of Killala in County Mayo on the West coast of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

Author photo © Niall Kerrigan

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Publication date

2nd June 2006

Author

Kate Kerrigan

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Publisher

Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback

Categories

Family Drama
Literary Fiction
Relationship Stories
Romantic Fiction
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ISBN

9780330419116

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