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As Flip Schaffer approached the end of his life from metastic cancer, he invited his semi-estranged adult son to join him in New York City at an upscale baking class designed for aspiring chefs. Mostly to humor his father, Dylan agreed. Seven months later the class is scheduled to begin and although he heads off to join his father, Dylan is not at all sure he is prepared for the experience.
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Memoirs can be tricky. Eccentric pastry chefs; the crowded, hot and humid streets of New York; a less than glamorous hotel; memories of a mentally unstable mother and an absent father; a tenuous rebuilding of the ties between father and son, all interspersed with recipies for bread.
The review of this Book prepared by A R Pickett

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Plot & Themes

Family, ill    -   Yes Who?    -   Father because he/she is    -   physically ill Family, love    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   father Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Ethnicity    -   Jew Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful    -   like laughing How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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