The Dinner List
"With delicate intimacy, author Rebecca Serle narrates a story that involves a surrealist dinner party and reflections on a decade of love and heartache...magic and emotive undertones make this audiobook bewitching." — AudioFile Magazine
This program is read by the author.
“We’ve been waiting for an hour.” That’s what Audrey says. She states it with a little bit of an edge, her words just bordering on cursive. That’s the thing I think first. Not: Audrey Hepburn is at my birthday dinner, but Audrey Hepburn is annoyed.”
At one point or another, we’ve all been asked to name five people, living or dead, with whom we’d like to have dinner. Why do we choose the people we do? And what if that dinner was to actually happen? These are the questions Rebecca Serle contends with in her utterly captivating audiobook, The Dinner List.
When Sabrina arrives at her thirtieth birthday dinner she finds at the table not just her best friend, but also three significant people from her past, and well, Audrey Hepburn. As the appetizers are served, wine poured, and dinner table conversation begins, it becomes clear that there’s a reason these six people have been gathered together.
Delicious but never indulgent, sweet with just the right amount of bitter, The Dinner List is a romance for our times. Bon appetit.
Praise for The Dinner List:
“It’s Serle’s unflinching investigation into the triumph and failings of love that makes this book one of a kind. A touch magic, a touch tragic, and absolutely compelling from beginning to end.” — Stephanie Danler, New York Times bestselling author of Sweetbitter
Praise For The Dinner List: A Novel…
“Imagine that you could gather the people you’ve loved - dead or alive- at one table, for one night, with a chance to heal yourself once and for all. The Dinner List is a heartbreakingly romantic book framed by such an evening. It’s Serle’s unflinching investigation into the triumph and failings of love that makes this book one of a kind. A touch magic, a touch tragic, and absolutely compelling from beginning to end.”
— Stephanie Danler, New York Times bestselling author of Sweetbitter
"I read The Dinner List in a single day, unable to tear myself away from this unconventional dinner party. Rebecca Serle draws you in with this clever and delightful story and then (when you least expect it) offers up some of the sharpest insights on first loves, friendships and family. This book is completely original and wildly entertaining."
— Jennifer Close, New York Times bestselling author of Girls in White Dresses and The Hopefuls
“I have five words for Rebecca Serle’s The Dinner List: wistful, delicious, romantic, magical, love.”
—Gabrielle Zevin, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry and Young Jane Young
"This fun book will make readers reflect on friendship and lost love and how we remember the past."
- Real Simple
"Best Books of September" (NewsWeek)
"A bittersweet tale of love, loss, and living with the memories."
"Themes of love, loss, and forgiveness weave through this intriguing mix of the real and the fanciful."
"Best Books to Curl Up With This Fall" (PopSugar)
"The result is a fun meandering through time that also touches profoundly on the many different types of love we feel for others."
"The Dinner List offers a menu of keen-eyed, compassionate insights about the relationships that nourish us." - Shelf Awareness
Macmillan Audio, 9781250299383
Publication Date: September 11, 2018
About the Author
Rebecca Serle is an author and television writer who lives between NYC and LA. Serle co-developed the television adaptation of her YA series Famous in Love for Freeform and Warner Brothers Television. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California.