of food and desire, based on a real-life love triangle
between a young woman, her husband, and his best friend.

Los Angeles, 1934. Mary Frances is young, restlessly married, and returning from her first sojourn in France. She is hungry, and not just for food: she wants Tim, her husband Al’s charming friend, who encourages her writing and seems to understand her better than anyone. After a night’s transgression, it’s only a matter of time before Mary Frances claims what she truly desires, plunging all three of them into a tangled triangle of affection that will have far-reaching effects on their families, their careers, and their lives.

Set in California, France, and the Swiss Alps, The Arrangement is a sparkling, sensual novel that explores the complexities of a marriage and the many different ways in which we love. Writing at the top of her game, Ashley Warlick gives us a completely mesmerizing story about a woman well ahead of her time, who would go on to become the legendary food
writer M. F. K. Fisher.


Praise for the arrangement

“The sensual adventures of food writer M.F. K. Fisher will keep the pages turning.” —Parade.com, “10 Romantic Reads for Valentine’s Day”

“If you occasionally partake in culinary pleasures, you’ll probably enjoy digging into Ashley Warlick’s novelization of beloved food writer M. F. K. Fisher’s life.”—InStyle

“A delight. . . . Though The Arrangement is about marriage and friendship in the 1930 and 1940s, the novel’s story of a woman and her work is timeless.”—Charleston Post & Courier

“[The Arrangement] offers a lovely, affectionate portrait of the complicated woman who would become M.F.K. Fisher.” —Bookpage


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