Bread and Butter

Bread and Butter

By Michelle Wildgen

Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780345805430, 336pp.

Publication Date: November 4, 2014


Britt and Leo have spent ten years establishing Winesap as the best restaurant in their small Pennsylvania town. They cater to their loyal customers, they don't sleep with the staff, and business is good, even if their temperamental pastry chef is bored with making the same chocolate cake night after night.
But when their dilettante younger brother, Harry, opens his own restaurant, Britt and Leo find their lives thrown off-kilter. Important employees quit and reappear in Harry's kitchen, their "classic" menu starts to seem overly safe, and romance threatens to bubble up in the most inconvenient of places. As the brothers struggle to find a new family dynamic, "Bread and Butter "proves to be a dazzling novel that's as much about siblinghood as it is about the mysterious world behind the kitchen door.

About the Author
Michelle Wildgen is a senior editor at "Tin House". Her first novel, "You re Not You", a "New York Times "Editor s Choice and one of "People "Magazine s Ten Best Books of 2006, is now in development for film by Hilary Swank and Denise DiNovi. She is also the author of the acclaimed novel "But Not for Long". Wildgen s work has appeared in "O, The Oprah Magazine", "The New York Times", and literary journals including "Prairie Schooner "and "TriQuarterly".