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Grace Coulter has been hiding in the kitchen of her family restaurant since she was eight years old. That's when the name-calling began. Stretch, skinny-minny, boy in girl's clothes, all because of the slender height that had her towering over even the tallest boys in the class.

Now, nearly thirty years later, Grace is head chef of the failing restaurant and still hiding in the kitchen. Like many businesses during the current recession, Coulter's may have to start laying off employees or even close. But Grace has a plan to save the restaurant and the people she's known all her life; a plan that will force her to go out into the world and face her fears.

©2011 Margaret Lake, Jobree Publishing (P)2013 Margaret Lake, Jobree Publishing

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Lovely

Loved this Novella. Listened to the audiobook and really enjoyed it. A light, good quality read with endearing characters... And food! Audiobook is well done and the different character are wonderfully done!

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A Slice of Life

What made the experience of listening to A Slice of Life the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed this story because I can relate to the main character's shyness.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Hank the bus driver was my favorite character because he seemed to be such a nice guy.

What aspect of Gail Shalan’s performance would you have changed?

Although Gail Shalan's narration was okay, I didn't particularly like her voice.

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A short story with a wonderful message

Disclosure: I received this audiobook as part of a promotion on Goodreads

As I listened to this novella, I thought about how I wish I'd heard this story as an adolescent. Like the main character, Grace, I was gawky and shy growing up. In this story, Grace begins to shed her gawkiness by starting a project she feels passionately about and interacting with others who help her feel more socially adept. It's a short story with a wonderful message, and a great reminder that feeling shy doesn't need to hold a person back from achieving their dreams.

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Recovery from fear

A study of a woman and a little girl who have been traumatized by cruel people and circumstances.