Penguin Random House Audio - (2022) 3 hours 46 min
Narrated by Kim Fay, Kimberly Farr, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Bramhall
and Maggi-Meg Reed - all very good
I saw this book mentioned on Mary and JoAnn's Blogs and thought it sounded like a book I needed after a few so so reads. My library had the audio immediately available so I downloaded it. It was delightful.
Set in the 1960's Love & Saffron is an epistolary novel that felt like non-fiction. Joan Bergstrom is a 27 year old woman and food writer living in LosAngeles. Imogene Fortier is a 59 year old magazine columnist who lives with her husband near Seattle. On a whim Joan sends Imogene a letter with a package of saffron enclosed and an unexpected friendship develops.
This was an ode to strong women. It was a great escape book to listen to and, the large cast of narrators for a relatively short audiobook, kept me engaged from beginning to end. I loved the references to 1960s events like the Beatles, the Kennedy assassination, civil rights, and feminist authors like Helen Gurley Brown. This is one of the books that would make a great gift for a friend or relative who enjoys food and cooking. Try it!
Rating - 4.5/5 stars