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THE LAST CHINESE CHEF

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Elisabeth Rodgers, James Chen

Fiction • 11 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

Mones’s novel explores sumptuous food preparation, the importance of culture, and the inseparable bonds of family. A recently widowed American food writer visits Beijing when she learns that her late husband’s estate is being challenged by a paternity claim from China, where he often traveled on business. Elisabeth Rodgers delivers the novel with verve. James Chen narrates the chapter openings, which are quotes from a revered ancient tome on Chinese food preparation and philosophy. Cookery lore; subtle aromas and flavors; bold colors and textures all vie with story elements that focus on culture and family to keep listeners fully engaged. Even poetry is linked with the sensual delicacies emerging from the novel’s kitchens, in which family and food are inseparable. A.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2011]

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Trade Ed. • Audible, Inc. • 2010

DD ISBN $24.95

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