What happens to lovers after the happy-ever-after moment?
What goes on behind the closed doors of a relationship once
the commitment is made? What does romance turn into when
the hands of time keep turning?
Olive Oil and White Bread is a novel that dares to answer
Angie Righetti is the daughter of a sprawling but close-knit
Italian-American family. She’s out and they’re proud.
Jillian Clark’s family is the white bread to Angie’s olive oil.
Stoic and emotionally buttoned up, they don’t want to think
about Jillian’s sexuality.
It’s 1988 when they move in together, on the brink of starting
their careers. Like every couple at the start of their life
together, they expect to live happily ever after.
And for 23 years life happens: they change jobs, buy a house,
get a dog, deal with money issues and the death of a parent.
They fight, love, cry, play, make mistakes, have regrets, and
try to be good to each other and to everybody else. Like most
of us they tumble into a routine that turns into a rut that leads
to distraction and danger.
In 96 Hours Georgia Beers gave herself the challenge of
writing a romance set in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. And
she succeeded, coming up with a book that garnered awards
and great reviews. She returns with a new challenge—writing
a romance that starts, rather than ends, with the happy-ever-
May/June 2014 (Bywater Books)
Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes the release
of my next novel, Olive Oil & White Bread...