Whether it’s a direct reference or a more subtle metaphor, there is no shortage of book titles that have something to do with food. It’s always fun to organize collections this way. These classics, thrillers, children’s books and modern fiction all have this common food trait:
Ernest Hemingway’s memoir of his days in Paris, where he was part of the expatriate community of writers, artists and creative minds, known now as the “Lost Generation”
Capote’s character sketch of Holly Golightly, a nineteen-year-old runaway in New York who tries to escape her sad past
Exciting medical thriller that tackles the subject of obesity and the food industry’s role in this serious health problem
In his guide to eating right, Pollan simplifies the dizzying task of figuring out what to eat: Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants.
Entertaining children’s book that uses hungry ants to teach math and a life lesson
Pete’s mad because it’s raining and he can’t go outside, so his parents turn him into a pizza in this quietly warm children’s story.
Sophisticated and a little bit spicy romance about young professionals in the restaurant business
Twisted tale about a seriously messed up and unlikable family with a terrible secret
One of the greatest American stories of endurance ever told. When The Grapes of Wrath was published, Steinbeck said, “I’ve done my damndest to rip a reader’s nerves to rags.”
An argument for ways “we the eaters” can change the world by fighting against big companies like Monsanto and Cargill and buying more organic and whole foods
What do your books in common?
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