Cleaving
Author: Julie Powell
Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.
Price: $29.99 (Hardcover)

In Cleaving, the namesake behind the book and film adaptation Julie and Julia once again lets readers peer into her life from the vantage point of the kitchen counter. This time around Julie Powell embraces butchery, in part as a method to gain the confidence to avoid a tempting lover and keep the waters settled in her relationship with her loving husband. More intimate than Julie and Julia, Cleaving presents a sometimes brutally honest Powell dealing with marital strife in a very public way.