The Kitchen Congregation: A Daughter's Story of Wives and Women Friends

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In dazzling prose, Nora Seton passes on the rich dialogues between women in her life, the shared comfort and pain of motherhood, the bewilderments of men, and favorite recipes--coded love handed down through generations in the kitchen--the heart of the home.
Written in a style that echoes the language of women, the fluid comma-after-comma way our thoughts spill out amidst the intrusions of children, the softly ever-reflecting tone of our internal conversations, The Kitchen Congregation is told in tales from the kitchen, the place where women, mothers and daughters particularly, still congregate, after years of broken traditions and new opportunities.

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At the risk of sounding sexist, it's impossible to imagine a man writing this book. Nora Seton's warm, savory memoir is unmistakably female in its blend of forthright physical details, painstaking analysis of intricate personal relations, and intellectual musings. In this, the author mirrors her beloved mother, novelist Cynthia Propper Seton: "The human spirit required complications, she said, places to go and not go, ascent and descent, stone walls and smooth paths to organize itself. She explained all this while peeling carrots." Writing with downright elegance that always delivers the unexpected phrase or insight, Seton explores the kitchen's meaning for women as the center of the home--the place where friends gather to drink coffee and share secrets, where children stand on overturned salad bowls to reach knives, where the evening news is absorbed while drinking wine and chopping onions. Seton's memories of her mother's slow death from cancer and the stillbirth of her own first child are poignant but never depressing because she conveys such a palpable sense of life as a process, of experiences that may wound or rejoice but always enrich the soul. --Wendy Smith

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Nora Seton resides in Darien, CT, with her husband and two children.

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