Stuart Nadler renders an elegiac portrait of post-WWII Cape Cod, as which teenager Hilly Wise's budding romance with the niece of his home's caretaker is shattered by his racist father. An ambitious saga of prejudice, class, and family secrets.
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December 11: "Unfortunately, nature and the laws of physics cannot compromise -- they are what they are."
Critic and ardent home cook Heller McAlpin recommends new cookbooks whose winning voices and visual delights are just as beguiling as the dishes they highlight.
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