A new novel combines heartbreak, mystery, love and cooking in a storyline that keeps you hooked from start to finish.

The book is written by Steven Raichlen, better known for his barbeque cookbooks, like The Barbeque Bible. His debut novel, Island Apart, is receiving rave reviews from critics and readers alike.

Told by a New York Times bestselling author and international TV host with a keen eye for Chappaquiddick s extraordinary natural beauty, Island Apart has it all romance, history, travel, crime, lovemaking of exquisite intensity, and cooking scenes so vivid, they ll make your taste buds ache with hunger. Funny, tender, engaging, poignant, and ultimately triumphant, Steven Raichlen s novel is a brainy love story not to mention a terrific beach read. Think The Bridges of Madison County with better food.

Steven will read from and sign copies of Island Apart tonight at 7, at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park. For more information:

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