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Heartburn

Nora Ephron

Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes. For in this inspired confection of adultery, revenge, group therapy, and pot roast, the creator of Sleepless in Seattle reminds us that comedy depends on anguish as surely as a proper gravy depends on flour and butter. Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel Samstat discovers that her husband, Mark, is in love with another woman. The fact that the other woman has "a neck as long as an arm and a nose as long as a thumb and you should see her legs" is no consolation. Food sometimes is, though, since Rachel writes cookbooks for a living. And in between trying to win Mark back and loudly wishing him dead, Ephron's irrepressible heroine offers some of her favorite recipes. Heartburn is a sinfully delicious novel, as soul-satisfying as mashed potatoes and as airy as a perfect soufflé.

Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes. For in this inspired confection of adultery, revenge, group therapy, and pot roast, the creator of Sleepless in Seattle reminds us that comedy depends on anguish as surely as a proper gravy depends on flour and butter. Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel Samstat discovers that her husband, Mark, is in love with another woman. The fact that the other woman has "a neck as long as an arm and a nose as long as a thumb and you should see her legs" is no consolation. Food sometimes is, though, since Rachel writes cookbooks for a living. And in between trying to win Mark back and loudly wishing him dead, Ephron's irrepressible heroine offers some of her favorite recipes. Heartburn is a sinfully delicious novel, as soul-satisfying as mashed potatoes and as airy as a perfect soufflé.
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Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes. For in this inspired confection of adultery, revenge, group therapy, and pot roast, the creator of Sleepless in Seattle reminds us that comedy depends on anguish as surely as a proper gravy depends on flour and butter. Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel Samstat discovers that her husband, Mark, is in love with another woman. The fact that the other woman has "a neck as long as an arm and a nose as long as a thumb and you should see her legs" is no consolation. Food sometimes is, though, since Rachel writes cookbooks for a living. And in between trying to win Mark back and loudly wishing him dead, Ephron's irrepressible heroine offers some of her favorite recipes. Heartburn is a sinfully delicious novel, as soul-satisfying as mashed potatoes and as airy as a perfect soufflé.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Meryl Streep

Length:

5h 30m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:10


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:24


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:15


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:03


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:21


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:52


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:24


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:19


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:28


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:13


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:45


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:45


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:41


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:03


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:15


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:12


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:18


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:58


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:14


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:08


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:35


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:11


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:18


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

00:27