KAREN WEINREB is a former journalist with degrees from Yale and Oxford Universities who wrote for newspapers in Australia. Weinreb worked at Random House in New York City, and was a researcher for Harold Evans' "The American Century."
"[The Summer Kitchen]... humanizes what society demonizes by taking the reader through Nora's shaken confidence, loss of income, the immediate shunning of the community, her humiliation at the hands of the feds, and her attempts to shield her children from all of it. While there is, materially, no reason to feel sympathy for Nora, Weinreb has created a sympathetic character because she gives early indicators that Nora didn't quite fit into that world in the first place. Weinreb sets a chilling tone when describing the dynamic in Bedford." --Nancy Colasurdo, Life Coach, FOXBusiness "Keenly observed, deliciously barbed, ..."The Summer Kitchen" is a novel for our time, one woman's story of saving herself and her family from personal betrayal and financial collapse. A terrific read!"--Kevin Baker, author of "Strivers Row"."The author's astonishing willingness to implicate her main character ...places "The Summer Kitchen "above formulaic chick lit. Our questions thus go beyond "Will her baking business make it?" and "Will she sleep with the crooked lawyer?" to "Will she reconcile with her husband?" I turned pages greedily, eager to find out." --Jesse Kornbluth, "HeadButler.com""""WOW! I am so impressed with the style and ease in which Karen Weinreb writes in her first novel... The book takes us through the most horrible period of time for Nora but she discovers who she really is and how much inner strength that she has. She finds friends she never fully realized and that those she thought were friends were not. The Summer Kitchen is such a fantastic book I can't wait to see what Karen Weinreb writes next." -Julie Moderson, "Bestsellersworld.com"