Vincent, Isabel, 1965-

Dinner with Edward : a story of an unexpected friendship / Isabel Vincent. - 223 pages ; 20 cm

With its delicious food, warm jazz, and stunning views of Manhattan, Edward's home was a much-needed refuge for reporter Isabel Vincent. Her recently widowed ninety-something neighbour would prepare weekly meals for her, dinners Isabel would never cook for herself - fresh oysters, juicy steak, sugar-dusted apple galette. But over long, dark evenings where they both grieved for their very different lost marriages, Isabel realised she was being offered a gift greater than crisp martinis and perfect lamb chops. As they progressed from meals a deux to full dinner parties with an eclectic New York crowd, she saw that Edward was showing her how to rediscover the joy of life. For even a shared bowl of chowder could transform loneliness and anxiety into friendship, freedom, and a pure, simple pleasure Isabel had not known she could find again.

9781911590187 (paperback)

Vincent, Isabel, 1965- --Friends and associates.

Women authors, American--Anecdotes.
Friendship--Psychological aspects.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Dinners and dining--New York (State)--New York.

New York (N.Y.)--Anecdotes.