The Stall of Second Chances is a story about love, choices, and second chances in the Internet era, at a time when our past is written in ink, not pencil, and when the decisions we make today can ripple far into the future.
Sydney Strauss is obsessed with food.
Not just with eating it though she loves that too but with writing about it as an aspiring cookery reporter. But food journalism jobs are more coveted than cupcakes, and so Sydney is stuck working for one of TV s biggest egomaniacs until she s left scrambling for shifts at the local farmers market.
Selling muffins at the Wild Yeast Bakery is hardly going to make her the next Nigella. But soon Sydney is writing the market s weekly newsletter, and her quirky stories gain attention from a prominent food columnist. After years of being left on the shelf, she s even dating again. And then Sydney gets a shot atthe story, one that could either make her career or burn it to a cinder along with her relationship and her reputation
In smart and crisp prose, Bate tells a winning story about food, love, and second chances . . . Great fun. - Booklist
Bate's novel is a fun story about empowering yourself to follow your dreams and go for the life you really want. The protagonist is a loveable one, as she tries to figure out how to balance the life she wants and the life she has. Full of humor and lots of genuine heart, the novel is a pleasurable read. - RT Book Reviews
A tasting menu of everything you want in foodie fiction: a lovingly flawed heroine you root for in her most cringe-worthy moments, a deeply rendered cast of supporting characters, and a roller-coaster plot that keeps you thrillingly engaged to the very end, all punctuated with spectacular food descriptions. Bate's writing will always keep you hungry for more.
Delicious! Dana Bate's writing is smart, sparkling, and completely charming.