For Mothers Day we've teamed up with our neighbours ECW Press to offer thoughtfully curated baskets for moms. Each one comes with an exceptional novel by a Canadian author and is paired with snacks to be enjoyed before, after, or during the read.
Our wine basket comes with a bottle of Jean-Claude Lapalau - Beaujolais Nouveau, a jar of Sicilian olives, Marcona almonds, & Misconduct of the Heart by Cordelia Strube
Stevie, a recovering alcoholic and kitchen manager of Chappy’s, a small chain restaurant, is frantically trying to prevent the people around her from going supernova: her PTSD-suffering veteran son, her uproariously demented parents, the polyglot eccentrics who work in her kitchen, the blind geriatric dog she inherits, and a damaged five-year-old who landed on her doorstep and might just be her granddaughter.
In the tight grip of new corporate owners, Stevie battles corporate’s “restructuring” to save her kitchen, while trying to learn to forgive herself and maybe allow some love back into her life. Stevie’s biting, hilarious take on her own and others’ foibles will make you cheer and will have you loving Misconduct of the Heart (in the immortal words of Stevie’s best line cook) “like never tomorrow.”
Cordelia Strube is the author of ten critically acclaimed novels. She has been nominated for the Governor General’s Award, the Trillium Book Award, and longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.