The Whole World Over by Julia Glass
Perhaps the best audiobook I’ve ever listened to. A terrific story, made even better by the kind of narration that spoils so many lesser works for a listener. To audiobook narrator Ann Marie Lee, all I can say is: Kudos! In the story, a young pastry chef named Greenie decides to leave her husband Alan in New York and move west to serve as chef for an ebullient young governor. The stories of Greenie, Alan, the governor, a New York bookstore owner, a young woman who works at the bookstore and rescues animals, the young woman’s uncle, a restaurant owner, an old flame of Greenie’s who re-enters her life, the governor’s faithful assistant, and his new romantic interest… they all weave into a marvelous tapestry. Luscious.