Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel discovers that her husband is in love with another woman. The fact that this woman has a 'neck as long as an arm and a nose as long as a thumb' is no consolation. Food sometimes is, though, since Rachel is a cookery writer, and between trying to win Mark back and wishing him dead, she offers us some of her favourite recipes.
Heartburn is a roller coaster of love, betrayal, loss and - most satisfyingly - revenge. This was Nora Ephron's (screenwriter of When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle) roman a clef: 'I always thought during the pain of the marriage that one day it would make a funny book,' she once said - And it is!
Sophie Baker manages the translation rights for Heartburn
The audio rights are handled by Liz Farrell.
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Great fun. . . . Though Heartburn bristles ferociously with wit, it's not lacking in soul.
New York Times
Funny and touching ... proof that writing well is the best revenge.
I have bought more copies of this book to give to people, in a frenzy of enthusiasm, than any other . . . Heartburn is the perfect, bittersweet, sobbingly funny, all-too-true confessional novel. There is not a wrong word - about food, marriage, life, love, loss. Nigella Lawson