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Boredom and frustration.
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While I'm generally a fan of M.F.K. Fisher, this particular collection just seems incredibly self-indulgent, and of no particular interest to anyone but Fisher herself. In that context, if one has read Fisher widely, as I have, it's just tedious to get through, and one can see why so many of her contemporaries in the culinary world brushed her off as not to be taken seriously.<br/><br/>The stories in this collection have largely appeared elsewhere, and one has the sense that the collection was put together as a new title simply to provide Ms. Fisher with an infusion of cash.<br/><br/>Try Two Towns in Provence instead. I love that one -- especially the Aix-en-Provence years, and revisiting Aix with her daughters.<br/><br/>Amazing that this is currently the only M.F.K. Fisher available in audiobook form, as it's surely the least interesting of everything Fisher wrote.<br/><br/>As for the narrator, she generally does a pleasant and competent enough job, but has some annoying mispronunciations throughout ("manzanita" comes to mind in particular).
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