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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