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Kitchens of the Great Midwest - A Novel

J. Ryan Stradal

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"A sweet and savory treat." -People "An impressive feat of narrative jujitsu . . . that keeps readers turning the pages too fast to realize just how ingenious they are."-The New York Times Book Review, Editor's Pick Kitchens of the Great Midwest is a novel about a young woman with a once-in-a-generation palate who becomes the iconic chef behind the country's most coveted dinner reservation. It was selected as a best book of the year by Amazon, BookPage, LibraryReads, and NPR. When Lars Thorvald's wife, Cynthia, falls in love with wine-and a dashing sommelier-he's left to raise their baby, Eva, on his own. He's determined to pass on his love of food to his daughter-starting with puréed pork shoulder. As Eva grows, she finds her solace and salvation in the flavors of her native Minnesota. From Scandinavian lutefisk to hydroponic chocolate habaneros, each ingredient represents one part of Eva's journey as she becomes the star chef behind a legendary and secretive pop-up supper club, culminating in an opulent and emotional feast that's a testament to her spirit and resilience. Each chapter in J. Ryan Stradal's startlingly original debut tells the story of a single dish and character, at once capturing the zeitgeist of the Midwest, the rise of foodie culture, and delving into the ways food creates community and a sense of identity. By turns quirky, hilarious, and vividly sensory, Kitchens of the Great Midwest is an unexpected mother-daughter story about the bittersweet nature of life-its missed opportunities and its joyful surprises. It marks the entry of a brilliant new talent.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Amy Ryan, Michael Stuhlbarg

Length:

10h 8m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:31


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:46


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:43


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:07


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:23


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:24


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:46


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:33


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:48


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:28


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:09


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:29


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:32


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:07


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:42


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:29


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:45


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:49


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:02


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:52


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:15


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:57


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:24


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:56


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:41


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:18


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:26


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:16


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:47


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:40


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:47


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:49


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:45


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:29


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:47


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:53


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:19


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:13


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:02


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:05


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:36


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:11


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:45


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:08


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:26


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:23


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:07


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:28


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:00


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:29


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:32


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:11


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:10


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:31


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:57


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:17


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

00:34