A Half-Baked Adventure
By William Alexander
(Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Paperback, 9781616200503, 339pp.)
Publication Date: October 2011
An original take on the six-thousand-year-old staple of life, "52 Loaves" explores the nature of obsession, the meditative quality of ritual, the futility of trying to re-create something perfect, our deep connection to the earth, and the mysterious instinct that makes all of us respond to the aroma of baking bread.