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Heartburn by Nora Ephron


Nora Ephron

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Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 3 May 2018
ISBN: 9780349010359

This autobiographical novel by Nora Ephron, Oscar-nominated screenwriter (When Harry Met Sally) and successful director (Sleepless in Seattle), is a bittersweet and very funny book about love and loss. Published as part of a beautifully designed series to mark the 40th anniversary of the Virago Modern Classics.

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Carrie Morris, from Booka in Oswestry, said: "It's Norah ephron's dry, deadpan humour that makes it tragic but also bearable. And she does this amazing thing of interspersing a selection of comforting recipes that helps give the protagonist and also the reader some reprieve from the awful situation that's unravelling... It's a book that should be read and reread while sampling all of the recipes. It's a complete emotional roller coaster but it brings comfort and hope out of an awful situation."


3 stars out of 5

"...about two-thirds of the way through ''Heartburn,'' the gags and apothegms begin to pall"

...about two-thirds of the way through ''Heartburn,'' the gags and apothegms begin to pall. The comedy routines begin to seem less sprightly. And the plotting begins to seem far-fetched. I think the reason for this is that we really want Rachel to arrive somewhere beyond merely getting mad at her husband for mistreating her. We really want her to achieve a glimmer of self-understanding.