It was a very sentimental occasion to see this recent indication that the work of Laurie Colwin is finding new waves of younger readers. I have immoderately sentimental feelings about Colwin and her work; her novel Another Marvelous Thing was the subject of my very first professional publication after I came to Chicago, and I had a brief correspondence with her before her untimely death. I later had a chance to meet her husband, Juris Jurjevics, himself a writer and also a terrific publisher. Her books about food are terrific, but her fiction is even better.

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