Jacobs's debut novel, THE FRIDAY NIGHT KNITTING CLUB, was a
word-of-mouth bestseller, catching on not only among avid knitters
but also among fans of women's literature in general. It's now even
set to become a feature film starring Julia Roberts, which will
release sometime in 2009.
With her second novel, COMFORT FOOD, Jacobs again delves into the
lives and loves of a group of interconnected friends and family.
This time, however, the ending is decidedly less weepy and more,
Augusta (Gus) Simpson is a familiar face to millions of Americans.
She's the star of the longest-running series on the Cooking