I just got this book. Last summer I read Julia Child's My Life in France and couldn't get enough of her descriptions of French culture, cooking, and shopping for food. So I'm trying out another food story.
I have a weird aversion to fiction lately. I get twenty pages into a novel and I'm bored with it. I've tried to stay committed to fiction by reading short stories in The New Yorker. Every once in awhile I'll pick up Flannery O'Connor, Andre Dubus, or Raymond Carver. It seems that for me to get past the 20-30 page mark, it's got to be based in some real person's reality. Non-fiction that involves storytelling does the trick.
Any suggestions on a great piece of fiction you've read lately? Favorite pieces of fiction in my past include One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Bell Jar, The Passion, and Tarzan of the Apes (yes, I freaking loved that book).