“Go Ask Fannie”
By Elisabeth Hyde
Publication Date: April 10, 2018
When Murray Blaire invites his three grown children to his New Hampshire farm for a few days, the Blaire family is thrown into chaos. The youngest sibling, Lizzie, shows up late and derails everything, including a family cookbook – an old edition of Fannie Farmer – which is the last remaining artifact from a time when their mother was alive and there was an additional sibling. The family discovers handwritten notes in the margins of the recipes, providing tantalizing clues to their mother’s ambitions and mysterious choices before her accident years ago. As the Blaire siblings piece together their mother’s story, they come to realize not just what they’ve lost, but how they can find their way back to each other.