The Dinner

  • Filename: the-dinner.
  • ISBN: 9780385346849
  • Release Date: 2013-02-12
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Herman Koch
  • Publisher: Hogarth



"A European Gone Girl." --The Wall Street Journal An internationally bestselling phenomenon: the darkly suspenseful, highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives -- all over the course of one meal. It's a summer's evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the polite scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse -- the banality of work, the triviality of the holidays. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act; an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable, insulated worlds of their families. As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children. As civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple show just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love. Tautly written, incredibly gripping, and told by an unforgettable narrator, The Dinner promises to be the topic of countless dinner party debates. Skewering everything from parenting values to pretentious menus to political convictions, this novel reveals the dark side of genteel society and asks what each of us would do in the face of unimaginable tragedy.

The Dinner

  • Filename: the-dinner.
  • ISBN: 9781848873865
  • Release Date: 2012-08-01
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: Herman Koch
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd



A summer's evening in Amsterdam and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant. Between mouthfuls of food and over the delicate scraping of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of politeness - the banality of work, the triviality of holidays. But the empty words hide a terrible conflict and, with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened... Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son. Together, the boys have committed a horrifying act, caught on camera, and their grainy images have been beamed into living rooms across the nation; despite a police manhunt, the boys remain unidentified - by everyone except their parents. As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children and, as civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple shows just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love.

The Dinner

  • Filename: the-dinner.
  • ISBN: 9781921921520
  • Release Date: 2012-07-25
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Herman Koch
  • Publisher: Text Publishing



Paul Lohman and his wife Claire are going out to dinner with Paul's brother Serge, a charismatic and ambitious politician, and his wife Babette. Paul knows the evening will not be fun. The restaurant will be over-priced and pretentious, the head waiter will bore on about the organically certified free-range this and artisan-fed that, and almost everything about Serge, especially his success, will infuriate Paul. But as the evening wears on it becomes clear that tonight's dinner will be even more difficult than usual. There is something the two couples have to discuss. It's about their teenage sons and the very bad things they have been doing. And it's about how far two sets of parents will go to save their children from the consequences of their actions. Herman Koch was born in 1953. He is a successful actor, screenwriter and columnist in the Netherlands, and has written a number of satirical novels including The Dinner and Summerhouse with Swimming Pool. textpublishing.com.au 'A heartstopping thriller, in which no one is innocent. Koch is brilliant at not letting the reader off the hook.' Niccolo Ammaniti 'Are family values good? The Dinner will have you wondering. By the end, when all has become truly chilling, you'll have to rethink everything, including who you are and what you believe. This is a book you won't forget.' David Vann 'Herman Koch's The Dinner is a riveting, compelling and a deliciously uncomfortable read. Like all great satire it is both lacerating and so very funny. The Dinner got under my skin and punctured all my safe liberal smugness and pieties. Intelligent and complex, this novel is both a punch to the guts and also a tonic. It clears the air. A wonderful book.' Christos Tsiolkas 'In this exploration of how two families deal with an explosive event, The Dinner is reminiscent of Christos Tsiolkas's blockbuster The Slap.' Stephen Romei, Australian 'As much as The Dinner is a suspenseful story about teenage cousins Michel and Rick, it is equally the rich portrayal of the characters and their individual views that pin the reader to the page.' Courier Mail 'Koch's uncomfortable tale is a wonderful thriller, where the reader's sympathies are forced to switch again and again, and where you race to a final outcome that is anything but what you might expect. Blackly funny, full of sharp edges and hot issues, and compulsively readable. Verdict: feast on this.' Herald Sun 'The Dinner is a masterful, disturbing piece of theatre.' Age/SMH 'Little wonder this literary degustation is an international best-seller...a cult movie in the making.' Australian Women's Weekly 'You'll need a cast-iron stomach to cope with the horrific details, but this meditation on middle-class dilemmas makes compulsive reading.' North and South 'Sharpen the knives and batten down the tableware!...Herman Koch's The Dinner is a biting, blackly funny story of the lengths to which parents will go to protect their offspring.' Vogue 'I'm confidently predicting that The Dinner will become this summer's literary talk of the town.' Evening Standard 'Proves how powerful fiction can be in illuminating the modern world...The best beach read of the season.' Economist 'Shivers kept shooting up my backbone as I became engrossed in Koch's darkly disturbing tale of family life...As the dinner disintegrates into mayhem, we discover just how far the middle classes will go to protect their monstrous offspring.' Daily Mail (UK) 'Rather like The Slap it is set to become a contentious must-read. It may thrill, chill or cheat, but it is undeniably riveting.' Independent

The Dinner Party

  • Filename: the-dinner-party.
  • ISBN: 9781250007872
  • Release Date: 2016-04-12
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Brenda Janowitz
  • Publisher: Macmillan



This Passover Seder is not just any Passover Seder. Yes, there will be a quick service and a festive meal afterwards, but this night is different from all other nights. This will be the night the Golds of Greenwich meet the Rothschilds of New York City.The Rothschilds are the stuff of legends, and when Sylvia finds out that her youngest of three is going to bring her new boyfriend to the Seder, she's giddy. When she finds out that his parents are coming, too, she darn near faints. Making a good impression is all she thinks about. Well, almost. She still has to consider her other daughter, Sarah, who'll be coming with her less than appropriate beau and his overly dramatic Italian mother. But the drama won't stop there. Because despite the food and the wine, despite the new linen and the fresh flowers, the holidays are about family. Long forgotten memories come to the surface. Old grievances play out. And Sylvia Gold has to learn how to let her family go.

Dinner

  • Filename: dinner.
  • ISBN: 0345549805
  • Release Date: 2014
  • Number of pages: 219
  • Author: Jenny Rosenstrach
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books



Presents a primer on how to establish dinner as the family meal and a time for reconnection, collecting recipes for such offerings as shrimp rolls, hoisin turkey burgers, zucchini fritters, and stromboli.

Dinner with Churchill

  • Filename: dinner-with-churchill.
  • ISBN: 9781453271612
  • Release Date: 2013-01-08
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Cita Stelzer
  • Publisher: Open Road Media



This engaging biography invites readers to dinner with Winston Churchill and his political guests in the years surrounding WWII. A friend once said of Winston Churchill: “He is a man of simple tastes; he is quite easily satisfied with the best of everything.” But for Churchill, dinners were about more than good food, excellent champagnes, and Havana cigars. “Everything” included the opportunity to use the table both as a stage on which to display his brilliant conversational talents and as an intimate setting in which to glean gossip and diplomatic insights and to argue for the many policies he espoused over his long political career. In this riveting, informative, and entertaining account, Cita Stelzer draws on previously untapped material, diaries of guests, and a wide variety of other sources to tell of some of the key dinners at which Churchill presided before, during, and after World War II. An “acutely revealing” and eloquent look at one of Great Britain’s most impactful prime ministers, Dinner with Churchill offers delicious new insights into the food, cocktails, and conversations that shaped history (The Times Literary Supplement).

Dinner Diaries

  • Filename: dinner-diaries.
  • ISBN: 1614282048
  • Release Date: 2014-07-09
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: Daniel Cappello
  • Publisher: Editions Assouline



Using the format of Proust's handy interview helper to ask everything about dinner parties, from preferred seating arrangements to the best conversation topics, thiis guide features handwritten answers from experienced hosts such as Ivanka Trump and chef Alex Hitz and is illustrated with seating charts, menus, guest lists, and place cards.

The Dinner Club

  • Filename: the-dinner-club.
  • ISBN: 9780755116751
  • Release Date: 2009-02-19
  • Number of pages: 216
  • Author: Sapper
  • Publisher: House of Stratus



A fascinating collection of tales related by members of a select club consisting of an actor, a barrister, doctor, soldier, writer and an 'ordinary man'. Each is obliged to entertain his fellows and relate a story connected with his work - the penalty being a donation to a charity should the others doze off. Readers will suffer no such danger.

The Dinner Doctor

  • Filename: the-dinner-doctor.
  • ISBN: 1594860920
  • Release Date: 2004-01-01
  • Number of pages: 568
  • Author: Anne Byrn
  • Publisher: Rodale



A marriage of the fast and fantastic, The Dinner Doctor proves that it's possible to cook meals for your family that taste great -- and require little time, preparation, or hassle.

Dinner with Edward

  • Filename: dinner-with-edward.
  • ISBN: 9781616206048
  • Release Date: 2016-05-24
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Isabel Vincent
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books



“I loved every moment of this book . . . Everyone deserves their own Edward--and everyone deserves to read this book.” —Susannah Cahalan, bestselling author of Brain on Fire When Isabel meets Edward, both are at a crossroads: he wants to follow his late wife to the grave, and she is ready to give up on love. Thinking she is merely helping Edward’s daughter--who lives far away and has asked her to check in on her nonagenarian dad in New York--Isabel has no idea that the man in the kitchen baking the sublime roast chicken and light-as-air apricot soufflé will end up changing her life. As Edward and Isabel meet weekly for the glorious dinners that Edward prepares, he shares so much more than his recipes for apple galette or the perfect martini, or even his tips for deboning poultry. Edward is teaching Isabel the luxury of slowing down and taking the time to think through everything she does, to deconstruct her own life, cutting it back to the bone and examining the guts, no matter how messy that proves to be. Dinner with Edward is a book about love and nourishment, and about how dinner with a friend can, in the words of M. F. K. Fisher, “sustain us against the hungers of the world.” “A rare, beautifully crafted memoir that leaves you exhilarated and wanting to live this way. Edward is a marvel of resilience and dignity, and Vincent shows us that the ceremony of food is really a metaphor for love. The key is to live your life generously.” —Rosemary Sullivan, author of Stalin’s Daughter “Isabel Vincent delves deeply into matters of the kitchen and the heart with equal and unabashed passion . . . Rich with description of meals savored, losses grieved, and moments cherished, it’s at once tender, revealing, and utterly enchanting!” —*Gail Simmons, judge on Bravo’s Top Chef and author of Talking with My Mouth Full “One of the most stylish and emotional works of nonfiction I have ever read. I savored every page.” —Bob Colacello, author Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up “Although the food (I am partial to the roast chicken, lovingly described) is excellent, it is the charming and effortlessly wise company that makes this sweet read a charming way to pass a day.” —George Hodgman, New York Times bestselling author of Bettyville “Delightfully combining the warm-heartedness of Tuesdays with Morrie with the sensual splendor of Julie and Julia. This is a memoir to treasure.” —Booklist, starred review

The Dinner Club

  • Filename: the-dinner-club.
  • ISBN: 9780743222150
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Shannon Henry
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



The "dot.com diva" takes readers inside a group of businessmen who built the 1990s' boom and shows how they survived the rise and fall of the greatest economy ever. 16 photos.

Dinner Survival

  • Filename: dinner-survival.
  • ISBN: 9781416543640
  • Release Date: 2009-01-01
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Sandi Richard
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Combines time-saving tips with a ten-week meal plan consisting of quick-prepare dinners to counsel busy family cooks on everything from equipping a kitchen and organizing grocery runs to cooking in accordance with healthy guidelines. Original. 35,000 first printing.

The Family Cooks

  • Filename: the-family-cooks.
  • ISBN: 9781623362508
  • Release Date: 2014-04-22
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Laurie David
  • Publisher: Rodale



A call to action for parents, kids, and anyone who eats to start cooking their own meals again For families, eating right has become a monumental challenge. Cultural messages convince us that we no longer have time to cook, and food marketers spend billions persuading us that packaged, processed food is convenient, satisfying…and the key to happiness. Half of all our meals are now eaten outside the home. The result? Skyrocketing rates of heart disease and diabetes and unprecedented levels of childhood obesity. This crisis is movingly portrayed in author and activist Laurie David's new documentary (co-executive produced with Katie Couric), Fed Up! Luckily, we have a solution: Studies have clearly shown that eating home-cooked meals reduces obesity and develops lifelong healthy eating habits. There is an exciting movement afoot that involves a skillet, a few good knives, and some fresh ingredients: Home cooking is making a comeback. In The Family Cooks, David inspires parents and kids to take control of what they eat by making it themselves. With her long-time collaborator, Kirstin Uhrenholdt, David worked up more than 100 recipes that are simple, fast, “low in the bad stuff and high in the good stuff,” and designed to bring kids into the cooking process. The authors also demystify cooking terms and break down basic prep techniques, creating stress-free meals that foster health, togetherness, and happy palates. The Family Cooks is the ideal companion for unseasoned chefs of all stripes, whether they're parenting or being parented.

The Dinner Party

  • Filename: the-dinner-party.
  • ISBN: 9780820344577
  • Release Date: 2013-06-01
  • Number of pages: 360
  • Author: Jane F. Gerhard
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press



Judy Chicago's monumental art installation The Dinner Party was an immediate sensation when it debuted in 1979, and today it is considered the most popular work of art to emerge from the second-wave feminist movement. Jane F. Gerhard examines the piece's popularity to understand how ideas about feminism migrated from activist and intellectual circles into the American mainstream in the last three decades of the twentieth century. More than most social movements, feminism was transmitted and understood through culture--art installations, Ms. Magazine, All in the Family, and thousands of other cultural artifacts. But the phenomenon of cultural feminism came under extraordinary criticism in the late 1970s and 1980s Gerhard analyzes these divisions over whether cultural feminism was sufficiently activist in light of the shifting line separating liberalism from radicalism in post-1970s America. She concludes with a chapter on the 1990s, when The Dinner Party emerged as a target in political struggles over public funding for the arts, even as academic feminists denounced the piece for its alleged essentialism. The path that The Dinner Party traveled--from inception (1973) to completion (1979) to tour (1979-1989) to the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum (2007)--sheds light on the history of American feminism since 1970 and on the ways popular feminism in particular can illuminate important trends and transformations in the broader culture.

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