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All the Wild Hungers: A Season of Cooking and Cancer
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Karen Babine published her second book, All the Wild Hungers, in 2019. “My sister is pregnant with a Lemon this week, Week 14, and this is amusing. My mother’s uterine tumor, the size of a cabbage, is Week 30, and this is terrifying.”
When her mother is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Babine can’t help but wonder: feed a fever, starve a cold, but what do we do for cancer? Named a “Best Food Book” by Book Riot, the collection of essays ponders the intimate connections between food, family and illness. Publisher’s Weekly says, “Babine’s writing brims with tenderness—for her family, her home and the food she prepares—warming readers’ hearts.