by Ellen Feldman

Alice in Candyland

Where fiction meets chocolate

In the interest of full disclosure I should admit that given a choice between a piece of chocolate and a plate of Brussels sprouts, I’ll take the sprouts every time. I mention this only to prove that you do not have to love chocolate to enjoy True Confections by Katherine Weber (Shaye Areheart Books, $22.00). However, if you are a chocoholic, a term abhorred by Alice Tatnall Ziplinsky, the heroine of this novel, then Weber’s descriptions — the taste, the scent, the silkiness on the tongue — are sure to send you looking for a chocolate fix. Warning: this book could be detrimental to your waistline.

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