In search of a setting for her new novel, writer Jessica Auerbach goes to work at a small-town chocolate shop. She quickly becomes engrossed in learning the secrets behind the shop's delectable hand-rolled truffles, fresh fudge, raspberry jellies, and peanut butter cups. Those aren't the only secrets she uncovers. As the shop's employees mold, roll, and enrobe their creations, they spin aloud the stories of their lives-and reveal the dark secrets at the centers of their own hearts. As Auerbach hears their stories, her imagination begins to race. She weaves together the tales she hears into a murder mystery, crossing back and forth over the boundaries of fiction and nonfiction, unveiling in the process the secrets of her craft. Just as it is with the best chocolate assortments, every bite of this unusual memoir/mystery creation reveals something unexpected at the core.
Used availability for Jessica Auerbach's Writing in Chocolate
October 2005 : USA Paperback