Sweetbitter - Stephanie Danler

Staff Pick

In Sweetbitter (Knopf, $25), debut novelist Stephanie Danler draws on her real life experience at two fashionable New York restaurants to produce a vivid and entertaining look at the people, attitudes, and conditions that make upscale restaurant work alluring – intoxicating! – and also crazily oppressive. She has a sharp edge when describing the characters who populate her story, and a plot that dances quickly through the appetizers and main courses, much like one feels reading a menu. Danler also has a sensuous touch when writing about the food itself – you will get hungry reading this book – and like any good chef (or in her case, back waiter) she knows when to add dollops of heavy cream and when a dash of spice will suffice. A first-rate novel about food—and much more.

Sweetbitter: A novel By Stephanie Danler Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101875940
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Knopf - May 24th, 2016

Sweetbitter (Vintage Contemporaries) By Stephanie Danler Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101911860
Availability: Backordered
Published: Vintage - April 4th, 2017