Julia's Child by Sarah Pinneo
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A delectable comedy for every woman who's ever wondered if buying that six-dollar box of organic crackers makes her a hero or a sucker.

Julia Bailey is a mompreneur with too many principles and too little time. Her fledgling company, Julia's Child, makes organic toddler meals like Gentle Lentil and Give Peas a Chance. But turning a profit while saving the world proves tricky as Julia must face a ninety-two-pound TV diva, an ill-timed protest rally, and a room full of one hundred lactating breasts. Will she get her big break before her family reaches the breaking point? In the end, it is a story about motherhood's choices: organic versus local, paper versus plastic, staying at home versus risking it all.

A cookbook author's hilarious fiction debut, Julia's Child will have foodies and all-natural mamas alike laughing, cheering, and asking for more.


About Sarah Pinneo

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SARAH PINNEO was a Wall Street dealmaker before making the transition from breadwinner to bread baker and food journalist. The coauthor of The Ski House Cookbook, Pinneo lives in Ludlow, Vermont, and Hanover, New Hampshire.
Published January 31, 2012 by Plume. 288 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Soon after, Whole Foods comes-a-calling with a trial offer, forcing Julia and her devoted assistant Marta (a single mother fresh off welfare) into a punishing schedule.

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Publishers Weekly

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In this charming tale of pleasing the demanding mommies in New York City and beyond determined to give their little darlings nothing but the best that money can buy, Julia Bailey starts a business, Julia’s Child, making healthy toddler meals.

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While "Julia's Child" has nothing to do with the famous chef, it is about food (organic toddler food, to be exact) and a mompreneur trying to take her small business to the ultimate natural food mecca: Whole Foods.

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New York Journal of Books

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“Ms. Pinneo shouldn’t give up. Julia’s Child is a breezy, readable addition to the chick-lit shelf, and the plot does canter satisfactorily in the last 50 pages with a couple of surprise twists (plus one obviously telegraphed red herring) at the end. There are undoubtedly more and better novels f...

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Julia Bailey is a stay-at-home Mom who takes the topic of her children's nutrition quite seriously, but her kids are slow to get the point and frequently pose comical and crazy questions that challenge Julia on a daily basis - very funny often!

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But before she can realize her dream of seeing them on the ...more Julia Bailey bet a goodly portion of the family nest egg on the success of Julia’s Child, her start-up company that offered organic, wholesomely, prepared food for toddlers.

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Sarah Pinneo is the author of the upcoming novel Julia's Child, to be published by the Plume imprint of Penguin Books.

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