Reviews

“It is a testament both to her thriftiness and to her skills as an editor that Colón manages so effectively to combine cultural history, personal journey and recipes in such an economical package. A charming, wry and ultimately satisfying memoir of food, family and overcoming hard times.”
-Debra Ginsberg, Shelf Awareness

 

“I love this book. It grabbed me instantly by the shoulders and hugged me in close to the warmth of a real and resourceful family that faced tough times with love, wisdom, honesty, and true joie de vivre. It was one of the best reads I’ve had all year.”
-Julie Morgenstern, New York Times Bestselling author of Shed Your Stuff Change Your Life

 

“Delicious. Delectable. Truthful, funny, and poignant. Like a great recipe, Suzan Colón’s Cherries in Winter is a keeper and a treat to share with those you love.”
—Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of Big Stone Gap and Very Valentine

 

“Suzan Colon’s Cherries in Winter is a celebration of true wealth: love that sustains us through life’s difficulties, and good food—especially in the form of recipes passed down through generations—that fortifies our bodies and souls.”
—Giulia Melucci, author of I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti

 

“Suzan Colón’s wonderful book reminds me of M.F.K. Fisher’s classic treatise on surviving in the kitchen during hard times, How to Cook a Wolf. Colón’s warm, poignant, honest voice and down-home, mouth-watering recipes make me want to go over to her house for dinner immediately.”
—Kate Christensen, author of Trouble and winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for The Great Man

 

“This delightful book is as bracing, honest and nourishing as the family recipes that serve as the trellis for Suzan Colón’s wonderfully told story.” —Alexander Lobrano, author of Hungry for Paris

 

“The narrative has ample Working Girl spunk and shifts deftly if quickly among stories and decades and geographies.” —Publishers Weekly