Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Father of the Rain

 


Book menu for Father of the Rain by Lily King

Food mentioned in Father of the Rain:
Iced tea, 6-7, 33
Burgers, 12
Minute steak, 13, 27
Martinis, 13, 25, 64, 78, 99, 123, 151, 159, 183, 203, 214, 344
Pizza, 20
Fried dough, 20, 199, 225-226, 228, 232   
Fried clams, 21, 273
Club sandwich, 21, 273
Hot Tomales, 28
Fried Chicken, 30
Frappes, 38
Raspberry rickeys, 38
Falafel sandwiches, 39
Grappa, 39
Cornflakes, 40
Jelly Beans, 48
Tuna casserole, 55-56
Coffee, 59, 119, 213, 234, 273, 381, 308
V8, 62
Vodka and orange juice, 64
Moo Goo gai pan, 67
Brownies, 73
Cookies, 303, 335
     Lace cookies, 75
    
Chocolate chip cookies, 104
    
Animal crackers, 265
Gin and tonics, 78   
Cheese and crackers, 78
Chipped beef, 82-83
Wine, 94-95, 105, 129
     Red wine, 256
Pad thai, 103
Donuts, 105
    
Crullers, 351
Coffee ice cream, 106, 169
Peanuts, 107, 189
Papaya juice, 107, 111
Sliced melon, 113
Baked Alaska, 115
Coke, 123
Banana cake, 128
Lime rickeys, 149
Hot dogs, 152, 160, 223, 284
Grand Marnier and Hawaiian punch, 157
Steak, 160, 168, 193
Asparagus and Hollandaise sauce, 168
Tuna fish sandwiches, 174
Lamb chops, 176
Mashed potatoes, 176
Tofu curry, 176
Bi bim bap, 176
Grilled cheese sandwiches, 190
Salad with avocado, 193
Ice cream and chocolate sauce, 193
Filet mignon with Bernaise sauce, 204, 207
Vichyssoise, 204
Scotch and sodas, 207
Doritos, 234
Chicken sandwiches,  244
Potato chips, 244
Watermelon, 244
Smoked salmon and crackers, 254
Cranberry fizz, 255
Prime rib, 255, 258
Club soda, 255
Cranberry soda, 258
Sliced apples, 268
French fries, 273
Beer, 275
Lobsters, 284
Green beans, 297
Garlic mashed potatoes, 297
Pies
     Apple pie, 297, 337
    
Strawberry rhubarb pie, 337
     Pecan, 337
     Cherry pie, 337

Chex mix, 297
Scotch and soda, 298
Mashed sweet potato, 298
Champagne, 300
Seltzer, 300Coconut angle food cake, 304
Tea, 305
Hot chocolate, 351


Books/Authors mentioned in Father of the Rain:
The Book of Job, epigraph
Mark Twain
     The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 48
     The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 48
Christopher Marlowe, 63
The Secret Garden / Frances Hodgson Burnett, p.64
Joseph Conrad, 104
It's Not the End of the World / Judy Blume, 107
The Age of Innocence / Edith Wharton, 124
Saul Bellow, 120
Bronislaw Malinowski, 131
Nadine Gordimer, 131
Go Tell it On the Mountain / James Baldwin, 155ë
Julius Caesar / William Shakespeare, 158
William Wordsworth, 195
Samuel Coleridge, 195
Penelope Fitzgerald, 196
     The Gate of Angels, 246
Alice Munro, 196
Independent People / Halldor Laxness, 196
Structural Anthropology / Claude Levi-Strauss, 196
The Patterns of Culture / Ruth Benedict, 196
The Pickwick Papers / Charles Dickens, 198
Margaret Mead, 205
Simone Weil, 212
Winesburg, Ohio / Sherwood Anderson, 229
The Second Sex / Simone the Beauvoir, 250
Charlotte Brontë, 285
Gunga Din / Rudyard Kipling, 298
Emily Dickinson, 327

Music mentioned in Father of the Rain:
John Denver, 21
Helen Reddy, 32
Cat Stevens, 32
The Carpenters, 32
"Maxwell's Silver Hammer" / The Beatles, 133
"Bennie and the Jets" / Elton John, 133-134
Bruce Springstein
     "Thunder Road", 134
     "Independence Day", 134
     "Nebraska", 134
"Jack and Diane" / John Mellencamp, 134
Cameo, 134
The Whispers, 134
Marvin Gaye, 135
"O-o-h Child" / Five Stairsteps, 137
"Put on a Happy Face" / Dick Van Dyke, 224
"Sweet Caroline" / Neil Diamond, 225
"Mandy" / Barry Manilow, 225
"My Eyes Adored You" / Frank Valli, 225
Glenn Miller, 259
"It's Like Reaching for the Moon" / Billie Holiday, 331-332

Movies mentioned in Father of the Rain:
The Wizard of Oz, 317

TV shows mentioned in Father of the Rain:
Hawaii Five-O, 11
Mannix, 11
The Price is Right, 151
Planet of the Apes, 225
Andy Griffin Show, 274
The Little Rascals, 341

Plays mentioned in Father of the Rain:
A Chorus Line, 83
Bye Bye Birdie, 221
The King and I, 230

Magazines mentioned in Father of the Rain:
Playboy, 88
Penthouse, 108, 116, 335
Time, 161

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Euphoria

 


Book menu for Euphoria by Lily King

Food mentioned in Euphoria
:
Gin, 5, 8, 110
Champagne, 12
Beef, 21
Mashed potatoes, 21
Wax beans, 21
Martinis, 38
Whiskey, 42, 46, 151, 216-217, 249
Tea, 119, 151
Jelly buttons, 57
Baked yams, 62
Jackfruit, 62
Sago cake, 99, 208
Coffee, 99, 179, 199, 213
Canned peaches, 106
Guava juice, 110
Biscuits, 119
Champagne, 150
Caramels, 151
Canned pears, 152
Canned sardines, 177
Apricots, 177
Dried fish, 208
Veal, 231
Welsh rarebit, 23
Spaghetti, 231
Cognac, 235-236, 238

Books/Authors mentioned in Euphoria:
Margaret Mead, epigraph
Ruth Benedict, epigraph
William Blake, 30
Alfred Tennyson, 30
"Hardness of Heart" (poem) / Edward Shillito, 31, 212
Amy Lowell, 92
     "Decade", 192
Light in August / William Faulkner, 139
Romeo and Juliet / William Shakespeare, 139
W. H. Auden, 170
Vaslaw Nijinsky, 190
Serge Diaghilev, 190
Edna St. Vincent Millay, 190
"The Ballad of Father Gilligan" (poem) / W.B. Yeats, 212
Rupert Brooke, 212
Wilfred Owen, 212
Sidfried Sassoon, 212

Many more books are also listed in the acknowledgments.


Magazine mentioned in Euphoria:
The New Yorker, 66, 231, 248

Music mentioned in Euphoria:
"Lady of Spain" (song), 19

Title mentioned on:
Page 50: "'It's that moment about two months in, when you think you've finally got a handle on the place. Suddenly if feels within your grasp. It's a delusion--you've only been there eight weeks--and it's followed by the complete despair of ever understanding anything. But at that moment the place feels entirely yours. It's the briefest, purest euphoria.'"

Page 115: She looked like she did not know quite what to do with me.

"'I didn't want to miss the euphoria. I haven't, have I? You said it happened at the second-month mark.'"

One of my favorite passages from Euphoria:
"We're always, in everything we do in this world, she said, limited by subjectivity. But our perspective can have an enormous wingspan, if we give it the freedom to unfurl.", p.50

Pages numbers refer to the hardcover edition: (ISBN 9780802122551)


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Sunday, August 7, 2022

Gender Queer : a Memoir

 


Book menu for Gender Queer: a Memoir by Maia Kobabe

Books mentioned in Gender Queer:
Harry Potter / J. K. Rowling, 28
Tamora Pierce, 30
Strangers in Paradise (series) / Terry Moore, 50
Ranma 1/2 / Rumiko Takahashi, 71
Franny and Zoey / J.D. Salinger, 72
Cold Mountain / Charles Frazier, 72
Fake (series) / Sanami Matoh, 75
The Last Herald Mage trilogy / Mercedes Lackey, 75
The Importance of Being Earnest / Oscar Wilde, 87
The Sandman series / Neil Gaiman, 93
Welcome to My World / Johnny Weir, 119
Fun Home / Alison Bechdel, 135
Oh Joy Sex Toy / Erika Moen, 138
As the Crow Flies / Melanie Gillman, 171
The Gender Creative Child / Diane Ehrensaft, 185
Touching a Nerve: the Self as Brain / Patricia Smith Churchland, 199-200

There are many more books referenced on pages 72, 74, and 144 (too many to list here)!

Music mentioned in Gender Queer:
David Bowie, 55-56, 59
Tommy / The Who, 56
The Doors, 56
The Rolling Stones, 56
Pink Floyd, 56
Frank Zappa, 56
The Beatles, 56
Queen, 56, 58
One Direction, 151-153

Movies mentioned in Gender Queer:
The Lord of the Rings, 51
The Laramie Project, 95

Page numbers refer to the paperback edition (ISBN: 9781549304002)


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Saturday, July 23, 2022

The English Teacher

 


Book menu for The English Teacher by Lily King

Food mentioned in The English Teacher
:
Cookies, 5
Cider, 5
Coca Cola, 9
Champagne, 14
Toast, 33, 236
     Raisin toast, 172
Bacon, 33, 236
French toast, 37
Coffee, 37-39,  59, 65-67, 198, 201, 213
Reuben sandwiches, 38
French fries, 38, 63-64
Beer, 38,128,130, 142
Smoked salmon, 59
Croissants, 59
     Chocolate croissants, 61
Muffins, 59-60
     Banana muffins, 61
Fruit, 59
Rum and Cokes, 60
Egg salad sandwiches, 68
Lemonade, 68, 133
Bourbon and soda, 72, 100, 173, 176
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, 74
Sweet potatoes with brown sugar and pecans, 87
Pumpkin pie, 88
Wine, 92
Frappes, 94
Scrambled eggs, 110
Chicken with cashews, 115
Shrimp lo mein, 115
Fried rice, 115
Beef and broccoli, 115
Pizza, 133
Brownies, 134
Cheese popcorn, 146
Shepherd's pie, 163
Wax beans, 163
Sponge cake, 163-164
Martinis, 170
Fish sticks, 180
Hamburgers, 188
Pink coconut cupcakes, 188
Peanuts, 194
Onion rings 198
Doughnuts, 201
Tea, 213
Ice cream sundaes, 218
Bananas, 225, 231
Hard-boiled eggs, 231
Pancakes, 236
Scrambled eggs, 236
Ham and cheese sandwiches, 239

Books/Authors mentioned in The English Teacher:
"The Waves" / Virginia Woolf, epigraph
T.S. Eliot, 176
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 4
William Shakespeare, 66, 154
     King Lear, 14
     Macbeth, 65
     Othello, 108
Thomas Hardy, 109, 153
     Tess of the d'Ubervilles, 35, 37-39, 46-48, 51, 54-59, 68, 84-86, 106, 151
        153, 159-162, 194, 203, 216, 242
     "The Well-Beloved", 105-106, 161
George Eliot
     Middlemarch, 40, 121
     Daniel Deronda, 219
Ernest Hemingway, 48-49
     The Sun Also Rises, 59
Herman Melville, 154
     Moby-Dick, 49
"Innesfree" (poem) / William Butler Yeats, 63
Prometheus Unbound / Percy Shelley, 66
"Annabel Lee" / Edgar Allan Poe, 110
Pride and Prejudice / Jane Austen, 113, 138
Leo Tolstoy, 118
     Anna Karenina, 227
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, 121
The Thorn Birds / Colleen McCullough, 147, 151, 239
Theodore Dreiser, 154
The Brontës, 154
Nathaniel Hawthorne, 154
Willa Cather, 154
William Faulkner, 154, 226
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 168
James Joyce, 215, 232
     The Dubliners, 178
The Portrait of a Lady / Henry James, 202
Madame Bovary / Gustave Flaubert, 202
D.H. Lawrence, 226


Music mentioned in The English Teacher:
"Beast of Burden" / The Rolling Stones, 8
"In the Gloaming" / Annie Fortescue Harrison, 217

Discussable passages from The English Teacher:
Was this how marriage was, bewilderment giving way to reassurance giving way to more bewilderment? Was it possible in any relationship to not disappoint, to do anything more than only briefly rekindle the initial fatal illusion? (Chapter 5, p.105)

The books on the shoulder-level shelf across from them could be found on the shelf of any high school English teacher in any state across the country: Norton anthologies, the Riverside Shakespeare, Melville, Dreiser, Brontë, Hawthorne, Cather, Faulkner. Nothing contemporary, nothing edgy, nothing out of print, nothing in translation. Not even a slight leaning toward a theme, a preference of gender or time period. The passionless shelf embarrassed her. (Chapter 7, p.154)

Instead of shutting you up in classrooms for twelve years, why didn't schools just put you on a bus and show you the world? He'd never known how cramped and ugly New England was until now.
(Chapter 8, p.190)

Page numbers refer to the hardcover edition (ISBN 0871138972)

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The Pleasing Hour

 


Book menu for The Pleasing Hour by Lily King

Food mentioned in The Pleasing Hour
:
Grapes, 3, 146
Tea, 5, 35-36, 87
Cakes, 5
     Chocolate cakes, 87
Sangria, 7, 52, 55
Cookies, 116
     Butter cookies, 9
     Chocolate chip cookies, 118
Pizza, 13, 69
Sauteed mushroom croquettes, 22
Potato gallette, 23
Peanuts, 23
Olives, 25, 154
     Olives stuffed with achovies, 178
Paté, 25
Raspberry tart, 26
Stuffed artichoke hearts, 29, 31
Chocolate wafers, 36
Cold salmon mousse, 36
Stuffed lamb shoulders, 36
Lemon soufflé, 36
Wine, 36, 99-100
     Champagne, 36
     Jarrode Rosado, 178
Hard cider, 39
Raspberry torte, 48
Popcorn, 61
Beer, 62
Strawberries, 65
Toast and marmalade, 77
Hot chocolate, 78-79, 81, 141-142, 235
Coffee, 103, 120, 142, 195
Rum and Coke, 106-108
Goat cheese, 121
Plums, 124, 146
Apple-pear juice, 138
Bananas, 138
Baguettes, 138
Black licorice, 141
Cold lemon soup, 145
Fouace, 145
Melons, 146
Lemonade, 150
     Frozen lemonade, 178, 182
Almonds, 154, 183
Paella, 169
Spinach and garlic bocadillos, 161
Orange juice, 165
Chips, 178
Chocolates, 209
Banana pancakes, 211
German sausages, 211
Bratwurst, 215

Books/Authors mentioned in The Pleasing Hour:
Marcel Proust, 7
Simone de Beauvoir, 7
Marguerite Duras, 7
The Brontës, 147-148
Ernest Hemingway, 197
Anton Chekhov, 215, 222

Music mentioned in The Pleasing Hour:
"The Boxing Hour" / Simon and Garfunkel, 32
"Slow Boat to China", 178

Page numbers refer to the hardcover edition (ISBN 9780871137542)

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

The Color of Heaven

 


Book menu for The Color of Heaven by Julianne MacLean

Food mentioned in The Color of Heaven
:
Chocolate martinis, 8
Cookies, 14, 45
Popsicles, 31
Coffee, 33, 144, 203-204, 209, 248
Maple-glazed salmon, 52
Garlic mashed potatoes, 52
Sauteed vegetables, 52
Wine, 52, 165, 242, 253
Rootbeer floats, 72
Strawberry ice cream, 72, 116
Tea, 75, 78
Pot roast, 82
Fried chicken, 82
Beer, 92, 137-138
Ice cream, 100, 110
Chocolate chip cookies, 101
Whiskey, 137
French fries, 142
Apple pie, 144
Sandwiches, 165-166
Brandy, 217-219

Music mentioned in The Color of Heaven:
"The Killing Time", 61
"Blue on Blue" / Bobby Vinton, 105-106
"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" / The Platters, 143

Magazines mentioned in The Color of Heaven:
GQ
New Yorker, 8, 12, 120

TV shows mentioned in The Color of Heaven:
The David Letterman Show, 8

Page numbers refer to the trade paperback edition: ISBN 9780986842221

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Bury the Lead

 

Book menu for Bury the Lead by Archer Mayor

Food mentioned in Bury the Lead
:
Beer, 67, 90, 93
     Pabst Blue Ribbon, 23
Ginger ale, 56
Seltzer, 56
Coffee, 87, 175, 187, 213, 245, 297, 345, 400, 403
Meatloaf, 89, 91
Pizza, 89
Vodka, 97
Coke, 119
Spaghetti, 119
Lemonade, 248, 250
Iced tea, 248
Soup, 336
Sandwiches, 336
Ice cream, 336

Books/Authors mentioned in Bury the Lead:
Arthur Conan Doyle, 182
     The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes, 86, 137

Movies mentioned in Bury the Lead:
Titanic, 221
My Fair Lady, 245
Risky Business, 254

Page numbers refer to the large print edition (ISBN 9781432859657)


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Thursday, May 19, 2022

The Orphan's Guilt


Book menu for The Orphan's Guilt by Archer Mayor

Food mentioned in The Orphan's Guilt:
Coffee, 13014, 16, 51-52, 74, 76, 128, 130, 163, 258, 342, 424
Beer, 60
Pizza, 88, 273
Burgers, 106-107, 110
Rootbeer, 107
Ice cream, 296
     Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia, 115
     Chocolate and vanilla soft serve, 388
     Pistachio soft serve, 389
Waffles, 125
Pound cake, 129
Hot cocoa, 184, 186
Sliced fruit, 205
Pickles, 229
Potato chips, 229
Doughnuts, 258, 424
Ritz crackers with peanut butter, 296
Fruit cocktail with whipped cream, 298
Caesar salad, 305
Lemonade, 317
Shepherd's pie, 335
Wine, 335, 337
Scrambled eggs 371

TV shows mentioned in The Orphan's Guilt:
Jeopardy!, 44
Monty Python, 286

Movies mentioned in The Orphan's Guilt:
Doctor Zhivago, 273
High Noon 362

Music mentioned in The Orphan's Guilt:
Vivaldi, 42
The Beatles, 305, 328

Pages numbers refer for the large print edition: ISBN 9781432884291

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

The Skeleton's Knee

 


Book menu for The Skeleton's Knee by Archer Mayor

Food mentioned in The Skeleton's Knee
:
Coffee, 3, 60, 135, 173-174, 194
Trail mix, 18, 26
Macaroni and cheese, 27
Vegetarian lasagna, 55
French bread, 55
Tea, 60
Chicken salad sandwiches, 112
Coke, 113
Fig newtons, 154
Peanut M&Ms, 158
Hamburgers, 194
Milkshakes, 194
Pizza, 199
Popcorn, 210, 216
Sour kraut, potatoes, and sausage, 230

Books/Author mentioned in The Skeleton's Knee:
Mark Twain, 30
      A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
, 13, 18
     The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 30
     What is Man?, 30
     The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories, 30
Ernest Hemingway, 30
F. Scott Fitzgerald, 30
William Faulkner, 30
Edith Wharton, 30
Edgar Allan Poe, 30
Thomas Hardy, 30
Fyodor Dostoyevski, 30
The Scarlet Letter / Nathaniel Hawthorne, 73, 124, 278
"City of Big Shoulders" / Carl Sandburg, 129

Pages numbers refer to the mass market paperback: (ISBN: 0466400998)

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Monday, April 11, 2022

Scent of Evil

 


Book menu for Scent of Evil by Archer Mayor

Food mentioned in Scent of Evil
:
Coffee, 10, 58, 64, 68, 274, 325
Cheetos, 27
Coke, 27
Pigs-in-a-blanket, 42
Fruit cocktail, 42
Doughnuts, 58
     Banana cream, 68
     Honey-dipped chocolate, 68
Orange juice, 68
Pizza, 68
Fruit salad, 131
Iced tea, 131
Ice cream, 131
Blue and cream cheese stuffed celery 131
Carrot soup, 131
Beer, 155
Ginger ale, 182
Ham and cheese grinders, 294

Books mentioned in Scent of Evil:
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes / Arthur Conan Doyle, 10
The Joy of Sex / Alex Comfort, 45
Charles Dickens, 144
Harold Robbins, 144
Ernest Hemingway, 214
     The Old Man and the Sea, 214
Physician's Desk Reference, 341

Movies mentioned in Scent of Evil:
Inherit the Wind, 61

TV shows mentioned in Scent of Evil:
Miami Vice, 83, 142

Magazines mentioned in Scent of Evil:
Fine Home Building, 235
New York Times Magazine, 235
Consumer Reports, 310
Road and Track, 310

Discussable quote from Scent of Evil:
"I began wondering what it was that had prompted me as a young man to pursue a line of business so dedicated to exposing society's least attractive habits." (page 308)

Page numbers refer to the hardcover edition (ISBN: 0892964715)


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Thursday, March 31, 2022

Borderline


Book menu for Borderlines by Archer Mayor

Food mentioned in Borderlines:
Beer, 23, 65-66
Coffee, 24, 44, 49-50,100, 102, 161, 167, 178
Doughnuts, 42, 44, 49, 163, 165, 178
Tonic water, 66
Coke, 71, 152-153
Lemonade, 98
Hershey's kisses, 142
Fruit juices, 152
Natural sodas, 152
Chili, 153, 155, 157
Lemon chicken, 153
Cinnamon rolls, 161
Tea, 163-164

Books/Authors mentioned in Borderlines:
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer / Mark Twain, 75

Music mentioned in Borderlines:
Muzak, 154

Page numbers refer to the hardcover edition (ISBN: 0399135537)

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Monday, March 7, 2022

Nightmare Alley


 

Book menu for Nightmare Alley by William Lindsay Gresham

Food mentioned in Nightmare Alley
:
Lemon Soda, 526
Milk, 534
Beer, 534, 656, 789, 791
Pretzels, 534
Popcorn, 542, 558
Coffee, 551-552, 660, 669, 677, 759, 785, 787
Orange juice, 552
Eggs, 552,677
     Bacon and eggs, 660
     Ham and eggs, 784-785
Melba toast, 552
Chocolate bar, 579
Whiskey, 603, 606
     Scotch, 678-679
Bread and jelly, 613
Champagne, 626, 630, 632
Tea, 651
Taffy, 661
Chicken with rice and gravy, 668
Brandy, 682-683, 689, 695, 705, 719-720, 725-726, 738, 751
     Hennessy, 693-694, 750
Manhattans, 693
Martinis, 693
Applejack, 704
Jasmine tea, p.741
Raspberry Sherbet, 766

Books/Authors mentioned in Nightmare Alley:
"The Wasteland" / T.S. Eliot, p.521
The Satyricon / Petronius, p. 521
Arthur Conan Doyle, p. 657

Music mentioned in Nightmare Alley:
"Sweet Rosie O'Grady", 530
"Jesus, Saviour, Pilot Me", 597
"Oh My Laddie, My Laddie", 613
"The Old Rugged Cross", 638
"On the other Side of Jordan", 638, 646, 653
"Hark, Hark the Lark at Heaven's Gate", 653
Charlie McCarthy, 679
Phil Requete, 680
"Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You My Lad/ Bobby Burns, 680
"Treues Liebes Herz" from The Harlot's House / Strauss, 693

Magazines mentioned in Nightmare Alley:
Variety, 656

Page numbers refer to Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1930s and '40s
(ISBN: 1883011469)

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Monday, February 28, 2022

The Lost Daughter

 


Book Menu for The Lost Daughter by Elena Ferrante

Food mentioned in The Lost Daughter
:
Coffee, 13, 16, 110
Peaches, 13-14
Plums, 13-14
Pears, 13-14
Grapes, 13-14, 134
Figs, 13-14
Ice cream 19, 28, 99, 126
Wine, 28, 103
Cotton candy, 31, 130
Toasted almonds, 31, 129
Potato croquettes, 33
Oranges, 33, 102
Beer, 33
Cookies, 59
Apples, 62
Fish, 103-105
     Mullet, 106
Popcorn, 127
Coconut, 129
Toasted hazelnuts, 129

Books/Authors mentioned in The Lost Daughter:
"Haciendo Serpentinas" / Maria Guerra, 62
E.M. Forster, 95
W.H. Auden, 100

Music mentioned in The Lost Daughter:
"The Man Who Sold the World" / David Bowie, 86

Pages numbers refer to the paperback edition (ISBN: 9781609457693)

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Friday, February 18, 2022

Men Without Women


Book Menu for Men Without Women: Stories by Haruki Murakami

Food mentioned in "Drive My Car":
Wine, 19
Whiskey, 27, 31, 33

Books/Authors mentioned in "Drive My Car":
Uncle Vanya (play) / Anton Chekhov, 13, 36

Music mentioned in "Drive My Car":
Beethoven's string quartets, 13
The Beach Boys, 13
The Rascals, 13
Credence Clear Water Revival, 13
The Temptations, 13
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Food mentioned in "Yesterday":
Tea, 50, 57
Coffee, 58
Pizza, 59-60, 62, 66
Chianti, 59, 66, 72
Baumkuchen cake, 60

Books/Authors mentioned in "Yesterday":
Sanshiro / Natume Soseki, 43
Franny and Zooey / J. D. Salinger, 55

Music mentioned in "Yesterday":
"Yesterday" / The Beatles, 41, 47-48, 74-75
Jimi Hendrix, 42
"Like Someone in Love", 72
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Food mentioned in "An Independent Organ":
Nikujaga stew, 79
Sea bass en papillote, 79
Wine, 80
     Pinot Noir, 95, 112
Beer , 90, 98
     Black and Tans, 91
Friend potatoes, 91
Pickles, 91
Espresso, 100-101

Books/Authors mentioned in "An Independent Organ":
Gonchunagon Atsutada, 91

Music mentioned in "An Independent Organ":
Franz Shubert, 94
Felix Mendelssohn, 94
Barry White, 99
"My Way" / Frank Sinatra, 112
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Food mentioned in "Scheherazade":
Perrier water, 117, 133
Coffee, 117

Books/Authors mentioned in "Scheherazade":
The Thousand and One Nights, 114, 116
Kukoru / Soseki Natsume, 130
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Food mentioned in "Samsa in Love":
Bread, 192
Sausages, 192
Hard-boiled eggs, 192
Mashed potatoes, 192
Coffee, 193
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Music mentioned in "Men Without Women":
Percy Faith, 225
     "A Summer Place", 226-227
Montovani, 225
Raymond Lefevre, 225
Frank Chacksfield, 225
Francis Lai, 225, 227
     "13 Jours en France", 225
101 Strings, 225, 227
Paul Mauriat, 225
Billy Vaughan, 225
Derek and the Dominos, 225
Otis Redding, 225
The Doors, 225
Gorillaz, 227
Black Eyed Peas, 227
"Moon River" / Henry Mancini, 227
Jefferson Airplane, 227

My favorite passage from this story collection:
"Maybe working on the little things, as dutifully and honestly as we can is how we stay sane when the world is falling apart.", p.209

Page numbers refer to the hardcover edition (ISBN: 9780451494627)

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Saturday, January 8, 2022

The Power of the Dog

 


Book menu for The Power of the Dog by Thomas Savage

Food mentioned in The Power of the Dog
:
Rum, 4
Chokecherry wine, 30
Fried chicken, 51, 104
Steak, 51, 111
Biscuits, 51, 84, 104
Coffee, 51, 107, 114, 118, 151, 204
Pickled eggs, 58
Herring, 58
Peanuts, 58
Peach cobbler, 73
Fried halibut, 95, 111
Chile con carne, 95
Sandwiches, 107, 114
     Roast beef sandwiches, 186
     Deviled ham sandwiches, 237
Creamed chicken, 115
Neapolitan ice, 115
Terrapin, 115
Champagne, 115
Beef stew, 116
Malted milk, 133
Popovers, 142
Maple mousse, 143
Orange Blossom, 144, 149
Apples, 186, 237
Oatmeal, 203
Pancakes, 203
Ham and eggs, 204
Omelettes, 204
Creamed chipped beef, 204
Grapefruit, 204
Strawberries, 204
Liver with bacon and onions, 210
Ambrosia, 214

Books/Authors mentioned in The Power of the Dog:
Lord Byron, 28
Charles Dickens, 114
Walter Scott, 114
Lysistrata / Aristophanes, 126
William Shakespeare, 220

Music mentioned in The Power of the Dog:
"Red Wing", 10, 72, 101
"Hot Time in the Old Time", 10
"The Red Mill", 24, 140
"Just Like a Gypsy", 51, 123, 240
"Joan of Arc", 51
"Tea for Two", 51
"By the Light of the Stars", 51
"The Jolly Coppersmith", 72
"The Pink Lady", 89
Strauss, 123, 154
"The Rosary", 123
Mozart, 124
Chopin, 133
Schumann-Heink, 136
"The Runaway" Gal", 140
"Mademoiselle Modiste", 140

Magazines mentioned in The Power of the Dog:
Saturday Evening Post, 8, 10, 70, 75, 80, 126, 166
Asia, 8, 75
Mentor, 8, 34, 90
Scientific American, 8
Town & Country, 34, 90
International Studio, 34, 90
Century, 34, 90
Harper's Bazaar, 95
Ladies Home Journal, 130
True Romance, 200, 246

My favorite passage from The Power of the Dog:
"To be kind is to try to remove obstacles in the way of those who love and need you."p. 47

Page numbers refer to the movie tie-in paperback edition. (ISBN: 9780316610896)

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