Misconduct of the Heart
by Cordelia Strube
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Pub Date 21 Apr 2020 | Archive Date 06 Jan 2020
Toronto Book Award Winner Cordelia Strube is back with another caustic, subversive, and darkly humorous book.
Stevie, a recovering alcoholic and kitchen manager of Chappy’s, a small chain restaurant, is frantically trying to prevent the people around her from going supernova: her PTSD-suffering veteran son, her uproariously demented parents, the polyglot eccentrics who work in her kitchen, the blind geriatric dog she inherits, and a damaged five-year-old who landed on her doorstep and might just be her granddaughter.
In the tight grip of new corporate owners, Stevie battles corporate’s “restructuring” to save her kitchen, while trying to learn to forgive herself and maybe allow some love back into her life. Stevie’s biting, hilarious take on her own and others’ foibles will make you cheer and will have you loving Misconduct of the Heart (in the immortal words of Stevie’s best line cook) “like never tomorrow.”
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This book!!! It takes on so much and yet does it all complete justice, and manages to be engaging and enthralling without being preach-y or losing the story and its characters. Nothing but respect for this book and everything it manages to do, I'm truly impressed and appreciative of what this book does and is!!!