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Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots
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A troubled teen turns to cooking lessons to win her emotionally distant mother's love in this "moving [and] extraordinary" novel (The Atlantic). Lorca spends her life poring over cookbooks to earn the love of her distracted, angry mother, a prominent Manhattan chef who left Lorca's father and is now packing her off to boarding school. Desperate to prove herself, Lorca resolves to track down the recipe for her mother's ideal meal. She signs up for cooking lessons from Victoria, an Iraqi-Jewish immigrant profoundly shaken by her husband's death. Soon these two develop a deeper bond while their concoctions—cardamom pistachio cookies, baklava, and masgouf—bake in Victoria's kitchen. But their individual endeavors force a reckoning with the past, the future, and the truth—whatever it might be. "Sassy, brash, acrobatic and colorful...I want to read it again and again." —Time "Impressive...Soffer's style is natural and assured."—Meg Wolitzer, All Things Considered, NPR "Breathtaking...a profoundly redemptive story about loss, self-discovery, and acceptance."—O: The Oprah Magazine "Soffer's prose is as controlled as it is fresh, as incisive as it is musical." —Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin

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Jessica Soffer. (2013). Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Lorca spends her life poring over cookbooks to earn the love of her distracted, angry mother, a prominent Manhattan chef who left Lorca's father and is now packing her off to boarding school. Desperate to prove herself, Lorca resolves to track down the recipe for her mother's ideal meal.

She signs up for cooking lessons from Victoria, an Iraqi-Jewish immigrant profoundly shaken by her husband's death. Soon these two develop a deeper bond while their concoctions—cardamom pistachio cookies, baklava, and masgouf—bake in Victoria's kitchen. But their individual endeavors force a reckoning with the past, the future, and the truth—whatever it might be.

"Sassy, brash, acrobatic and colorful...I want to read it again and again." —Time

"Impressive...Soffer's style is natural and assured."—Meg Wolitzer, All Things Considered, NPR

"Breathtaking...a profoundly redemptive story about loss, self-discovery, and acceptance."—O: The Oprah Magazine

"Soffer's prose is as controlled as it is fresh, as incisive as it is musical." —Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin

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        Lovers of food-centered fiction should find some nourishment in Soffer’s debut. Eighth-grader Lorca has been self-harming since she was six years old, lately to deal with pain she feels due to her distant mother, who’s more focused on her demanding job as a chef, and her absent father. When she is caught cutting at school, she is suspended and her mother threatens to send her to boarding school. Lorca becomes convinced she can win her mother’s affections and forgiveness by making a favorite dish, masgouf, which her mother ate at an Iraqi restaurant years before. Lorca starts taking cooking lessons from Victoria, an Iraqi Jewish woman mourning the recent death of her husband, Joseph, and eager for the connection Lorca provides. Narrated in turn by Lorca and Victoria, with a few appearances from the late Joseph, the novel shows their emotional bond developing as each faces uncomfortable truths. While the plot is thin and the prose dense, there are moments of charm and an ending that reveals the story to be more tightly wound than it appears. Agent: Claudia Ballard, William Morris Endeavor.

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        March 15, 2013

        This powerful debut sheds light on the meaning and power of family, whether its members are blood-related or "created" by nonrelatives. Food is what strengthens relationships here, particularly the search for specific recipes. Young, troubled Lorca lives in New York City; her distracted mother, a chef, is rather uninterested in Lorca's psychological troubles; her estranged father lives in New Hampshire. Researching how to prepare an unusual meal, Lorca feels she can win her mother's interest and love if she can prepare this delicacy. She meets Victoria, who once owned a restaurant specializing in Iraqi meals. Their cooking lessons lead to confided morsels of their own pasts. However, it is not just the love of food but understanding and acceptance that help to make this such a lovely novel. VERDICT Readers of domestic novels like Julia Glass's The Whole World Over or Joanne Harris's Chocolat will enjoy this charming book, which is as hopeful as its title. [See Q&A with Soffer on p. 102--Ed.]--Andrea Tarr, Corona P.L., CA

        Copyright 2013 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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