New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's natural cloth over white paper-covered boards, spine gilt, original illustrated dust jacket.
"Fulfillment leaves an empty space where longing used to be." Signed first edition of novelist, food writer, and self-described "refined slob" Laurie Colwin’s second story collection. Comprising thirteen witty and well-crafted domestic dramas, this classically Colwinian collection sensitively portrays life, love, and their attendant turmoil from a variety of perspectives. Colwin, who wrote several cozily humorous novels and story collections, as well as the celebrated collection of essays on food Home Cooking, and published regularly in the New Yorker and Gourmet magazine, died of a heart attack at the age of 48, cutting short a career that has recently been rediscovered and embraced by a generation of younger readers. Signed on front endpaper. Fine in unclipped dust jacket. Item #3225