For the first time Kate sees her life clearly: her dreams of becoming a caterer; the delicate yet combustible relationship she shares with her mother; and the unflagging support of her two best friends.
Kate finds the courage to make a break and energized by her newfound freedom, she creates a life all her own.
Buoyant and deeply moving, Cover the Butter proves that starting over has nothing to do with age and everything to do with spirit.
©2005 Carrie Kabak; (P)2005 Books on Tape, Inc.
"The dialogue is...exact; scenes play out fluidly and are nicely detailed, particularly in Kate's sophisticated foodyism. Kabak...does tell Kate's story with warmth and humor." (Publishers Weekly)
"This is a charming, compassionate look at how one woman discovers that self-fulfillment shouldn't be postponed forever." (Booklist)
I struggled with this book: I wanted to know what was happening to Kate, but I didn't want the book to end! I loved the main character, Kate, and cheered for her as she grew and changed and WON!
I wish, wish, wish, that Carrie Kabak would write another novel - I loved her writing style, the storyline, and the emotions that all the characters brought me. Please Ms. Kabak, bring us more!
Kate Reading is an excellent narrator - I'm looking forward to finding more offerings from her.
Hard core Audble listener, been listening to recorded books since they were on casset tape...
So good to be able to share different opinions on books. I found Kate Readings narration to be wonderful! Not anything near annoying.
The story hit a cord with me, perhaps because I am the same age as the main character and can empathize. I enjoyed listening to the book and cheered Kate Cadogan to the finish!
I've been an avid, constant reader since I learned to read at age 5. I ALWAYS have a book going while quilting, cross-stitching, or painting
I absolutely loved this book! It was unabridged, and 10 wonderful hours of listening to narrator Kate Reading who really did “perform.” She used different voices for each character, and has the most delightful British accent. She also knows how to speak in “American” as well as Welsh and French. I came to really care about the main character, Kate, and felt I knew her well. Very good book, one of the best of the year so far! Refreshing!
The problem with this book is that you have to go through 40 years of the main character as a depressed doormat before you get to her "moment of empowerment," which comes in the form of a decision to divorce.....And it's a looong book. There's nothing about this character that makes me want to cheer her on.
Good narration, though.
I wish I listented to a sample of it first. I just can't get around that annoying British accent....
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