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Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship

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  • Title: Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship
  • Author: Isabel Vincent
  • ISBN: 9781616204228
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Hardcover

[PDF] Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship | by ☆ Isabel Vincent, Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship, Isabel Vincent, Dinner with Edward A Story of an Unexpected Friendship When Isabel meets Edward both are at a crossroads he wants to follow his late wife to the grave and she is ready to give up on love Thinking she is merely helping Edward s daughter who lives far away and has asked her to check in on her nonagenarian dad in New York Isabel has no idea that the man in the kitchen baking the sublime roast chic

Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship

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  1. A wonderful relationship between an man whose wife of sixty two years has died and the author, asked to look in on him by his two daughters Edward is an amazing man, a man who wholeheartedly loved his wife, loves to cook and entertain, Isabel is in a troubled marriage, a journalist who is working in New York The menus are wonderful, the descriptions of the food make one hungry So from dinners and conversation a special friendship is formed A glorious and sentimental story of how two people a gen [...]


  2. Beautiful and short A book about love and nourishment About slowing down and taking it easy Isabel the journalist the newly separated and then divorced Edward the 93 years old widower who cooks and by himself is a university of life Over many dinners life is discussed and advice dispensed Love and death life and work memoirs of the past and dreams of the future Heart warming and touching I wish there was some recipes of those wonderful dishes that he prepared for her


  3. Isabel was just helping out a friend who asked her to check in on her father who was recently widowed Nonagenarian Edward was grieving the loss of his beloved wife, and felt he had no reason to live Isabel and Edward s first dinner together was the beginning of a five year friendship Isabel s marriage was crumbling so she needed companionship as much as Edward did She was also adjusting to life in New York City as an investigative reporter after previous jobs as a foreign correspondent.Edward wa [...]


  4. 3.5 stars Isabel Vincent is in her forties, with a crumbling marriage, newly employed by Th New York Post and has relocated with her family to New York from Toronto after a career spent primarily as a foreign correspondent Edward, in his nineties and the father of Isabel s concerned friend Valerie, is a new widower, deeply bereft from the recent death of his beloved wife Edward has lost his zest for life Isabel is asked by Valerie, who lives in Canada, to check on Edward periodically Edward cook [...]


  5. In this heartwarming memoir, a journalist tells how friendship with an elderly gentleman rekindled her appetite for life New to NYC and with a faltering marriage, Isabel received an unusual request from her friend Valerie Would she look in on Valerie s father, Edward In his nineties, he d recently been widowed and Valerie was worried about him losing the will to live If he could have a guest to cook for and entertain, it might give him a new sense of purpose As it turned out, it was a transforma [...]


  6. Connoisseurs of fine foods and refined friends, this elegantly charming memoir might just be your next great read I myself, prefer food and fellowship on a country casual scale I couldn t quite make an intimate connection with the author or the urban oasis setting Still though, overall, I enjoyed this tantalizing cameo memoir And I could relate to how a woman loses herself, feeling overwhelmingly invisible and inconsequential over the years, trying to be everything to everyone as a nurturer and [...]


  7. 2.5 starsIsabel, struggling over her crumbling marriage, and Edward, a man in his 90s who is grieving over the recent death of his wife, strike up a friendship over weekly dinners The meals that are so lavishly described are a springboard for stories from both their lives Edward s wisdom on love, marriage, and life is sprinkled throughout Through this unlikely friendship, both begin to heal from their wounds.The problem for me is I felt something was missing It was sweet but there was no depth, [...]


  8. Enjoyed reading this, delightful Why did I read it I wanted a food memoir to read for the Better World reading challenge and I saw a review for this by Katherine over at I Wish I Lived in a Library.Plot Well there isn t one but there is a wonderful accounting of Edward in his nineties and Isabel who is in an unhappy marriage Isabel visits Edward once a week and partakes in his delicious meals No recipes but oh my, makes me want to appreciate and taste such food.What Appeals to Me The way Edward [...]


  9. This book started a little slow for me, but once it got going, I could not put it down There were so many emotions running through this book Edward had just lost his wife through death and Isabel was losing her husband through divorce Neither wanted to go on They both felt there was nothing left until they met What resulted was a wonderful friendship over the most exquisite dinners complete with details, don t read hungry with Edward giving out little hints as to what made everything so good Yes [...]


  10. I had a rocky start with this one but once it got moving I sure did enjoy it What a charming story that I found nuggets of life wisdoms interwoven in its pages A favorite quote Edward imparted to Isabel You are a fine and talented woman, whose potential is get to be realized given the love and support and luck we all need Where you lost the will to fight for what is yours, where you gave away control of you life, is the mystery you are now unraveling When you get it all back, hold on to it That [...]


  11. I loved this story of friendship between a young 30 something woman, Isabel, and a 90 year old man, Edward He is the father of her good friend, Valerie, whose wife has just died Valerie asks that Isabel visit her father because of his loneliness and grief, hoping a new friendship will keep him from being so depressed after his wife s death.Edward is an amateur gourmet chef and loves to cook for friends, so Isabel becomes a frequent visitor The two become close friends, sharing life lessons, hist [...]


  12. A delightful memoir of a friendship between a middle aged woman in a failing marriage and a ninety something widower trying to find meaning in life after the death of his beloved wife Edward is a gourmet cook Each chapter begins with a dinner menu and, naturally, includes Edward s tips and secrets But this is as much about life, love, and sharing as it is about food A perfect book for my recent flight from Denver to NY 3.5 5 stars


  13. Read for Cook the BooksDinner with Edward is a foodie memoir about a journalist who as a favor, starts having dinners with her friend s father to check on him as he is depressed after the death of his beloved wife The dinners soon turn into a weekly event and a loving friendship that ends up helping both Isabel and Edward lead happier lives Each chapter starts with the menu of a dinner that Edward cooked An example Grilled Sirloin Steak, Sauce Bourguignonne, New Potatoes, Chocolate Souffle, Malb [...]


  14. Dinner with Edward is very much in the same genre as Tuesdays with Morrie The age old story of a friendship between a young troubled character and an much wiser, older person.Only this time, the older Edward is a gourmet cook and prepares delicious dinners for the younger, having trouble with her marriage Isabel Edward has just lost his wife and Isabel s friend who lives out of state asks her to check in on him by letting him prepare her dinner a few nights a week Together, they plot, this will [...]


  15. A lonely woman befriends a lonely elderly man in this true story Isabel is asked by her friend to look in on her friend s father, who has just lost his wife Isabel and Edward talk and eat together Edward shares secrets of his kitchen along with the secrets he has learned in life A lovely little book.


  16. This was a short sweet book but it would have been better if she had written a detailed account of her time spent with Edward instead of bagging on her d bag ex husband so much It also ended rather suddenly and awkwardly.


  17. DWE chronicles the unlikely relationship between the author and the 90 year old father of one of her longtime friends On a superficial level their connection may seem like a friendship, and that s definitely how the author presents it However I couldn t escape the conclusion that it was only a relationship of mutual need.Both author and subject are looking for something that has eluded each their entire lives She wants success and he craves fame and adulation She has authored a few books and wor [...]


  18. As a food blogger, I am partial to books that contain food in some way So, I loved Dinner with Edward because of all the mentions of food However, I also love it because of the writing, the story and the characters.We first meet Isabel when she is talking with her her friend, Valerie It is shortly after the death of Valerie s mother and she is worried about her father, Edward He is alone in New York in the apartment that he shared with his beloved wife, Paula She lives too far away to visit him [...]


  19. A totally unexpected delight, Dinner with Edward reads like a Tuesdays with Morrie for foodies A recent widower who s also an exceptional cook and a writer struggling through a failing marriage meet for dinners where they talk about life, love, and how to make the perfect martini and roast chicken The food is sumptuously described, the growing friendship is detailed with admirable restraint, and you re left to ponder the wonderful and unpredictable ways food brings people together Maybe it was j [...]


  20. It was a very easy read, however it lacked depth I found the story to be a little boring and pointless The characters were not development in a way that the reader would become attached to them The book jumps around a lot into different moments in time but never really gets into great detail about anything It is a forgettable book.


  21. Such an enjoyable book by Isabel Vincent It s about love, friendship, understanding with a bonus of fantastic menus I m sorry I didn t read it sooner when bookish friends were writing about it.The first chapter is sorrowful as Edward is sitting by his wife s bedside, listening to her sing and then telling him he may not end his life when she dies, it would be the end of the family How would Edward deal with his grief What is their backstory, this loving couple who can t imagine a life without th [...]


  22. 3.5This book started off really strong for me, and then it began to taper off when it moved from of Edward s life story to Isabel s life The end returned to Edward so that gives it a half star up.This is the story of Isabel s dinners with her friend s father named Edward After Edward s wife dies at the age of 93, Isabel is asked by a friend if she is willing to have dinner with her father to add some cheer to his life Turns out Edward is an amazing cook, and this is the part of the book that I [...]


  23. A crashing bore First, I don t care overmuch about gourmet cooking, so all the food talk was excessive, and, second, being a vegetarian, I heartedly disagreed with many of Edward s elitist foodie commands, must haves such as lard in one s pie crust Asides from being pretentious and exclusionary, the foodie talk was often than not unlinked to the story I know it s biographical, but I viewed the people as characters, since I only knew them through the voice of one person s writing and my own prej [...]


  24. Vincent, working as a reporter while going through a disintegrating marriage in New York, was recruited by a friend to look in on the friend s recently widowed father Over several years, and many dinners, the two work through their grief and come to closure, whether about death or divorce This suffers from the Under the Tuscan Sun problem of being just a little too pat, self absorbed and New York cosmopolitain referential to really be engaging to people who don t live in the world of beautiful p [...]


  25. Reminiscent of 88 Charing Cross Road, but with a tad too much personal discovery tossed in for my taste Also a bit oddly structured, but still enjoyable I m glad it never veered intoTuesdays with Morrieterritory.


  26. I didn t think the writing was amazing or anything, but I still really enjoyed this book I loved the menus in each chapter and the descriptions of each meal, with a few cooking tips here and there Inspired me to attempt a homemade apple galette thanks to a Edward


  27. What a pleasant little book that left you smiling from all the cuteness and your mouth watering from all the delicious food As another reader reviewer Brandon said, this was like a Tuesdays with Morrie for foodies.


  28. A delightful tale of New York, wonderful food and a beautiful friendship I could smell the simmering meals and fell a little in love with Edward myself What a lovely story


  29. 2.5 Stars but I rounded upThis was a major disappointment While I loved Edward and wanted to sit at his table and have him cook for me and I ll use his method for making the perfect martini next time , the author was duller than dishwater This 90 year old man who just lost his wife of 60 plus years, is just trying to make it through the day and with his daughters living in faraway lands, Isabel is a stand in dinner companion Yet, instead of sharing in a friendship, she whines about her husband, [...]


  30. Writer Isabel Vincent writes about her friendship with ninety something Edward, which develops when her old friend, Edwards daughter, asks her to look out for him after Edward s wife dies This is a memoir involving food he loved to cook , friendship, and how he helps her through her last year in a crumbling marriage while she helps give him purpose to continue living after promising his wife to stay alive after she dies.The writing is fine, but this type of memoir isn t really my cup of tea.


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