Friday, 29 March 2013
Quail Fried Rice by Jill Carroll
Quail Fried Rice was a perfect story for a lazy day. It's gentle pace and quality storyline was very welcome.
Jill Carroll is an excellent storyteller. Her descriptions of food dishes were tangible, mouthwatering and seriously made me want a plateful. She talked about the land so vividly I could see it in front of me. Quail Fried Rice is a story of two people who fall in love and who are accepted as they are and welcomed by the townspeople. I thought it was fabulous and, I think, a bit of a moral message in itself.
I am ignorant when it comes to life in a desert town in America and, as an added bonus, this book provided me with an excellent insight into fauna and flora in that part of the world. I stopped several times to look up various names and enjoyed the learning curve.
It kept me reading all day and I will be looking out for more fiction by this author :)
Posted by A Woman's Wisdom at Friday, March 29, 2013