The director of Julie & Julia recommends a few of her favorite books.
by Elizabeth Strout
“I loved it so much that when I finished reading it, I started at the beginning and read it over again.”
I was in the middle of reading Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge the day Strout won the Pulitzer Prize, and I almost felt I’d won a prize too. This is a magical, powerful book—13 stories linked by a completely problematic, prickly, complicated woman named Olive Kitteridge. I loved it so much that when I finished reading it, I started at the beginning and read it over again.
Back to Basics
by Ina Garten
“She knows exactly how to write recipes for people who love to cook but who aren’t crazy.”
Legendary screenwriter and director Nora Ephron died Tuesday. See clips from some of her films.
Best known for her screenplays, Ephron, who has died at 71, was also a first-rate journalist and essayist.