The Dinner List (Flatiron Books)
Pick five people - dead or alive - to have dinner with for just one night. For Sabrina Nielsen, the five people she chose years ago for such a game just happen to show up at her birthday dinner.
Sabrina’s ex-boyfriend, estranged father, best friend, favorite college professor and Audrey Heburn are all guests on The Dinner List.
When Sabrina arrives at her 30th birthday dinner, she is shocked to find this bizarre group of guests at her table and the night only becomes more surreal as the courses come out of the kitchen. As the conversation heats up, Sabrina realizes there is a reason why she is surrounded by this unconventional group of dinner guests on the night she turns 30. From the best friend she rarely sees post motherhood to the boyfriend she never quite got over, Sabrina’s relationships with each person at this table make up who she has become. Bringing them all together at one table dishes out an epic meal. Alternating between Sabrina’s birthday dinner and flashbacks of her twenties, this dreamy novel dives into every fantastic stage of falling in love and coming of age in New York City.
Through Serle’s enchanting writing, this delicious novel combines the whimsy of first love with an exploration into what it takes to make a relationship work. With a romance impossible to resist and a vivid group of dining guests, Serle’s novel asks what really matters when it comes to love. This fall readers will all be begging for a spot on The Dinner LIst!
Praise for The Dinner List
“It’s Serle’s unflinching investigation into the triumph and failings of love that makes this book one of a kind. A touch magic, a touch tragic, and absolutely compelling from beginning to end.”— Stephanie Danler, New York Times bestselling author of Sweetbitter
Rebecca Serle is an author and television writer who lives between NYC and LA. Serle co-developed the television adaptation of her YA book entitled Famous in Love, for Freeform and Warner Brothers Television. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California.
Gabrielle Zevin is the New York Times bestselling novelist of nine novels, including The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry and most recently, Young Jane Young. Her books have been translated into over thirty languages and have sold millions of copies all around the world. She has written book criticism for the New York Times Book Review and NPR’s All Things Considered. She has also written screenplays, including Conversations with Other Women, for which she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. She lives in Los Angeles.