by Stephanie Danler
Reviewed by Janet:
In search of the rest of her life, Tess has fled to New York City and finds work as a backwaiter at a famous restaurant. We are immersed in the richly described foodie world of wine, seafood, and tomatoes, along with Tess as she learns to navigate the city, her job, and adult relationships. Seduced by the intoxicating energy of the city and her place in it, Tess’s journey to adulthood is one you won’t want to miss.