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Search: a novel
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Published:
New York : Penguin Press, 2022.
Format:
Book
Edition:
Second edition.
Physical Desc:
393 pages ; 25 cm
Status:
1 copy, 1 person is on the wait list.
Description
“Delectable. . . Huneven treats us to a savory plot that blends spiritual yearnings with earthly pleasures. Forks out!” —Oprah Daily

From critically acclaimed, award-winning author Michelle Huneven, a sharp and funny novel of a congregational search committee, told as a memoir with recipes


Dana Potowski is a restaurant critic and food writer and a longtime member of a progressive Unitarian Universalist congregation in Southern California. Just as she’s finishing the book tour for her latest bestseller, Dana is asked to join the church search committee for a new minister. Under pressure to find her next book idea, she agrees, and resolves to secretly pen a memoir, with recipes, about the experience. That memoir, Search, follows the travails of the committee and their candidates—and becomes its own media sensation.

Dana had good material to work with: the committee is a wide-ranging mix of Unitarian Universalist congregants, and their candidates range from a baker and microbrew master/pastor to a reverend who identifies as both a witch and an environmental warrior. Ultimately, the committee faces a stark choice between two very different paths forward for the congregation. Although she may have been ambivalent about joining the committee, Dana finds that she cares deeply about the fate of this institution and she will fight the entire committee, if necessary, to win the day for her side.

This wry and wise tale will speak to anyone who has ever gone searching, and James Beard Award–winning author Michelle Huneven’s food writing and recipes add flavor to the  delightful journey.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780593300053, 059330005X

Notes

General Note
Includes recipes.
Description
"This novel, written in the form of a memoir, follows the members of a search committee as they seek a new pastor for their church congregation. The narrator is a restaurant-review writer; meals at local restaurants and in committee members' homes occur in the course of the story. Recipes for twenty-five of the dishes are included" --,Provided by publisher.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Huneven, M. (2022). Search: a novel. Second edition. New York: Penguin Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Huneven, Michelle, 1953-. 2022. Search: A Novel. New York: Penguin Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Huneven, Michelle, 1953-, Search: A Novel. New York: Penguin Press, 2022.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Huneven, Michelle. Search: A Novel. Second edition. New York: Penguin Press, 2022. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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Last Sierra Extract TimeMay 16, 2022 05:09:36 PM
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