The Chicken Sisters - KJ Dell’Antonia

The Chicken Sisters

By KJ Dell’Antonia

  • Release Date: 2020-12-01
  • Genre: Family
Score: 4
4
From 155 Ratings

Description

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK

"A charming, hilarious, feel-good story about the kind of bonds & rivalries only sisters can share. Also, a great present for your sister for the holidays!!"--Reese Witherspoon

Three generations. Two chicken shacks. One recipe for disaster.


In tiny Merinac, Kansas, Chicken Mimi's and Chicken Frannie's have spent a century vying to serve up the best fried chicken in the state--and the legendary feud between their respective owners, the Moores and the Pogociellos, has lasted just as long. No one feels the impact more than thirty-five-year-old widow Amanda Moore, who grew up working for her mom at Mimi's before scandalously marrying Frank Pogociello and changing sides to work at Frannie's. Tired of being caught in the middle, Amanda sends an SOS to Food Wars, the reality TV restaurant competition that promises $100,000 to the winner. But in doing so, she launches both families out of the frying pan and directly into the fire. . .

The last thing Brooklyn-based organizational guru Mae Moore, Amanda's sister, wants is to go home to Kansas. But when her career implodes, helping the fading Mimi's look good on Food Wars becomes Mae's best chance to reclaim the limelight--even if doing so pits her against Amanda and Frannie's. Yet when family secrets become public knowledge, the sisters must choose: Will they fight with each other, or for their heritage?

Reviews

  • Chicken Sisters....good

    3
    By Cappy 7391
    It was good but I wasn’t wow’d and it was pretty predictable.
  • Why, Reese?

    1
    By Alexkaitlin
    This was such a disappointing read. Like many others, I bought this book due to Reese Witherspoon’s book club. I really enjoyed a lot of the books she has chosen this year, but this one was just terrible. The plot was okay but confusing and not believable in many places. The main characters are pretty unlikeable and pretty much every character lacks depth, so you come away not really feeling as if you know or relate to anyone. Way too much dialogue and narration that could’ve removed to make this novel only half as long- and the writing was subpar. I only finished this novel because I really dislike not finishing books, but I definitely wish I could get my money and time back after this read.