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Turning Tables

(2008)
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Downsized from her boutique firm, Erin panics as she watches her career ambitions plunge into free fall. Why else would the savvy twenty-eight-year-old take a job as.a waitress? A favorable word from a family friend gets Erin in the door at Roulette, Madison Avenue's newest exclusive haunt and home to a celebrity chef with a talent for cutting-edge cuisine and spotting the weakest link.

Life behind the apron is even worse than she imagined-from mangling orders to overimbibing at a wine seminar, Erin finds herself in hot water with the egomaniacal chef and the owner's outrageous wife. And then there's the dismissive, surly clientele, all but Daniel Fratelli, a flirtatious TV news producer. Is Daniel really as down-to-earth as he seems? Or will he eventually succumb to one of the many glamorous uptown girls in his own social circle?

Determined to prove that she won't crack under pressure, Erin begins to master the art of waitressing-becoming part shrink, part slave, and part foie gras hustler. But her continuing series of disastrous missteps quickly sends her right back to the bottom of the food chain. Forced to prove her commitment by organizing the storage area and alphabetizing produce after hours, Erin wonders if she'll ever make it back to the real world. But with a little help from her quirky best friend, she comes up with an idea that might take her life in a whole new direction-and that's just the first course.

Genre: General Fiction

Used availability for Heather & Rose MacDowell's Turning Tables

Hardback Editions

March 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Turning Tables
Author(s): Heather MacDowell, Rose MacDowell
ISBN: 0-385-33856-2 / 978-0-385-33856-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Dial Press
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Paperback Editions

March 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Turning Tables: A Novel
Author(s): Heather MacDowell, Rose MacDowell
ISBN: 0-385-33855-4 / 978-0-385-33855-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Discovery
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March 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Turning Tables
Author(s): Heather MacDowell, Rose MacDowell
ISBN: 0-440-24233-9 / 978-0-440-24233-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Discovery
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