by Sally Piper Read profile


Published on 1st August 2019

Grace has not had twelve people at her table for a long time. Hers isn’t the kind of family who share regular Sunday meals. But it isn’t every day you turn seventy.

As Grace prepares the feast, she reflects on her life, her marriage and her friendships. When the three generations come together, simmering tensions from the past threaten to boil over. The one thing that no one can talk about is the one thing that no one can forget.

Grace’s Table is a moving and often funny novel about the power of memory and the family rituals that define us. 

'A wise and tender novel about food, friendship and marriage.’ Kristina Olsson, author of Boy, Lost

'This is a wonderful book reflecting on love, relationships, friendship and all of it centred around food.' The Big Book Club

'The lovely simple gestures of cooking trigger intimate thoughts and memories. Piper captures all this with the deft touch of a home cook who understands the undercurrents that flavour the simplest domestic and social dynamics.' Caroline Baum