Synopses & Reviews
Set on a small Irish dairy farm, this tender and funny debut novel follows two lost souls as they try to carve out new lives amid a colorful cast of characters reminiscent of those in the hit film Waking Ned Divine. Abby has been estranged from the family farm since her rebellious mother ran off with her when she was a small child. Kit is a burned out New York stockbroker who's down on his luck. But that's all about to change, now that he and Abby have converged on the farm just in time to help Corrie and Fee, two old cheesemakers in a time of need. Full of delightful and quirky characters--from dairy cows who only give their best product to pregnant, vegetarian teens to an odd collection of whiskey-soaked men and broken-hearted women who find refuge under Corrie and Fee's roof--BLESSED ARE THE CHEESEMAKERS is an irresistible tale about taking life's spilled milk and turning it into the best cheese in the world.
- Blessed Are the Cheesemakers was published in Warner hardcover (0-446-53128-6) in 7/03 and was chosen as a Book Sense Selection. It won widespread acclaim in publications, including Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Midwest Book Review, Salisbury Post, and Wichita Times Record News, among others.
- This trade edition ties to the publication of the author's new Warner hardcover, By Bread Alone (10/05) and will feature a teaser chapter from it (see page 20).
- Blessed Are The Cheesemakers has been optioned by Working Title Films, the producers of such runaway hit films as About a Boy, Bridget Jones's Diary, and Notting Hill.
- Sarah-Kate Lynch combines the romance of Chocolate (Viking Press, 1999), which became a popular feature film starring Johnny Depp, with the humor and well-drawn characters of a Roddy Doyle novel to create a heart-warming drama with broad appeal.