The Dinner List

The Dinner List

Book - 2018
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At one point or another, we've all been asked to name five people, living or dead, with whom we'd like to have dinner. Why do we choose the people we do? And what if that dinner was to actually happen? When Sabrina arrives at her thirtieth birthday dinner she finds at the table not just her best friend, but also three significant people from her past, and well, Audrey Hepburn. As the appetizers are served, wine poured, and dinner table conversation begins, it becomes clear that there's a reason these six people have been gathered together.
Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, [2018]
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781250295187
Branch Call Number: F SERLE
Characteristics: 276 pages ; 25 cm


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“If you could have dinner with any five people, living or dead, who would they be? On her thirtieth birthday, Sabrina finds herself at dinner with her best friend, her ex-fiance, her long lost father, her college mentor and Audrey Hepburn, all with something to say to her. A charming combination ... Read More »

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ArapahoeKati Feb 04, 2019

I totally cried at the end. The concept is intriguing—we've all played a version of this game—but I liked seeing how the plot unfold when you have both the living and the dead at your party.

Jan 19, 2019

Whew. Pick five people, living or dead, to have dinner with. You get that one pick up the pieces, to start over, to forgive and make amends, or just to spend time basking in the presence of someone you admire. This one started as a slow burn and then picked up steam until it was trampling all over my heart. The first quarter of the story was intriguing, as Rebecca Serle set up the characters and the dinner, and gets you invested in the story. Then the emotions start piling on. This story is, quite frankly, beautiful.

DCLadults Nov 02, 2018

A New & Noteworthy pick. “Imagine that you could gather the people you’ve loved — dead or alive — at one table, for one night … A touch of magic, a touch tragic, and absolutely compelling.” – Stephanie Danler, author of "Sweetbitter"

AnnabelleLee27 Oct 10, 2018

A quirky and surprisingly touching novel with more depth than I had originally anticipated. A quick, satisfying and enjoyable read.

Jul 05, 2018

Emotional. Rollercoaster. Get out your tissues. Sabrina has a birthday dinner with her Dinner List. Some are alive and some are not. With all five there are issues to be dealt with during a dinner that begins at 7:30 and must finish before midnight. We relive Sabrina and Tobias's relationship in between chapters about the dinner. Philosophical. Magical. Unexpected.


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