The Last Suppers

The Last Suppers

?A gorgeous novel that finds beauty in the most unlikely of places.? ?Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author Set in 1950s Louisiana, Mandy Mikulencak?s beautifully written and emotionally moving novel evokes both The Help and Dead Man Walking with the story of an unforgettable woman whose quest to provide meals for death row prisoners leads her into the secrets o ?A gorgeous novel that finds beauty in the most unlikely of places.? ?Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times be...

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Title:The Last Suppers
Author:Mandy Mikulencak
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1496710037
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

The Last Suppers Reviews

  • Kasa Cotugno
    Jan 18, 2018

    The Last Suppers is a 2017 Mandy Mikulencak Kensington publication. A thought provoking, complex, and moving story- Ginny works at Louisiana?s Greenmount State Penitentiary during the 1950?s as a prison cook. She has started a program for the death row inmates where she offe...

    3.5 Food for comfort, a particular food that brings back memories, a time when someone cared enough to make something that made us feel better. Food can have many different meanings, and for Ginny it is what she provides as a cook at the penitentiary, what she feels she needs to do by ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak is a complex, interesting, and a tightly written novel with a lot of depth within the pages of this book. We were lost in the deep-rooted, earthy coulee with two of our Traveling Sisters reading The Last Suppers with us and we all really enjoyed ...

    4 stars to The Last Suppers I read somewhere that The Last Suppers had a foodie fiction angle. Well, not only that, but it was also a special genre hybrid I think fans of women's fiction and historical fiction will also especially enjoy. I was engaged from the start with this well-...

    Traveling Sister Review can be found https://twogirlslostinacouleereading.... ...

    Follow my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. The Last Suppers is a captivating novel set in a Louisiana penitentiary where Ginny, young daughter of a murdered prison guard, is now all grown up and cooking for the inmates at the jail. She meets with the prisoners on de...

    I was instantly drawn to this book and its story when I first read about it...and this book lived up to all my expectations! Ginny Polk is a prison cook in Louisiana in the 1950?s, a time of racial injustices and a prison system that is less than humane. Ginny takes on a special resp...

    A beautifully written story, both absorbing and haunting, Mandy Mikulencak delivers a breakout book, THE LAST SUPPERS ?a heartbreaking tale of secrets, racism, inequality, the death penalty, and prisoner rights. A courageous young woman becomes obsessed with the preparation of ...

    The first half of this book was amazing! It takes place in the 1950's, in a prison in Louisiana. Ginny grew up around the prison, since her Daddy was a guard there. Now as an adult, she loves feeding the death row inmates and makes sure she cooks each of their last suppers - with love ...

    The Last Suppers is a stunning debut novel. It won't be shelved as a mystery, but mystery abounds. Why does prison warden Roscoe love a woman half his age? Why does Ginny Polk stay as head cook in the kitchen? is the story Ginny always heard about her father's death true? I love the de...

    A slice of life book taking place in Louisiana around the time of the civil rights movement, with flashbacks to earlier years. Main character is a young prison cook, Ginny, who prepares meals for men who are about to get the electric chair. Includes some recipes at the end of the book....

    This book is amazing. At first I thought I wouldn't like it and the once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. I devoured this book ...

    I'm more of a non-fiction reader myself, but I was intrigued with the review in a recent Sunday Denver Post. The surprise ending, and also the appendix with the featured recipes (I'm really tempted to try cooking the pork neck stew!) made reading this very worthwhile. ...

    I thought The Last Suppers was pretty good. I give four stars. ...

    I was extremely intrigued by this book's premise as The Help is one of my favorite books. However, I was disappointed that the book only discussed two prisoners that Ginny prepared last meals for before the plot went down the rabbit hole of her own hidden family secrets. I think perha...

    As soon as I read the description of THE LAST SUPPERS I immediately requested an ARC. This riveting debut novel somehow manages to make you feel at home in the kitchen of one of the most desolate places imaginable, a 1950's Louisianna penitentiary. The haunting story is exquisitely dev...

    I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Once I started reading "The Last Suppers" I was transported back in time to a hot and humid kitchen in the deep South. I fell in love with Roscoe, Dot and Ginny and abandoned my family until I was finished. The a...

    Ginny Polk works at the same prison her Daddy did. He was a prison guard and was murdered when Ginny was a small child. Ginny is the prison cook and she takes it upon herself to make last suppers before the inmates are executed. Ginny's life has been hard as her Mother wasn't very kind...

    Review website here I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I rarely feel ambivalent about a book, but that?s where I find myself after reading The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak. It is not that the novel about a cook at a Louisiana ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak Dark, twisted, emotionally challenging this is a story of people caught up in life?and death. The setting of this story is Greenmount Penitentiary in Louisiana ? a fictitious place brought to life through the excellent writing of the auth...

    While I don?t feel that this book is much like The Help, I do feel that it?s a stand alone success on its own. Yes, the time period and location are similar. But Ginny Polk?s time as a prison cook doesn?t compare to Skeeter?s time as a writer of domestic workers? stories. G...

    Although this is a genre I usually steer away from, the setting of a fictitious Louisiana prison in the 1950's promised to be enlightening, and I found this to be a very enjoyable read. Sometimes these heroines are just too good to be true, and some of the plot devices didn't work for ...

  • Darcia Helle
    Jan 17, 2018

    The Last Suppers is a 2017 Mandy Mikulencak Kensington publication. A thought provoking, complex, and moving story- Ginny works at Louisiana?s Greenmount State Penitentiary during the 1950?s as a prison cook. She has started a program for the death row inmates where she offe...

    3.5 Food for comfort, a particular food that brings back memories, a time when someone cared enough to make something that made us feel better. Food can have many different meanings, and for Ginny it is what she provides as a cook at the penitentiary, what she feels she needs to do by ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak is a complex, interesting, and a tightly written novel with a lot of depth within the pages of this book. We were lost in the deep-rooted, earthy coulee with two of our Traveling Sisters reading The Last Suppers with us and we all really enjoyed ...

    4 stars to The Last Suppers I read somewhere that The Last Suppers had a foodie fiction angle. Well, not only that, but it was also a special genre hybrid I think fans of women's fiction and historical fiction will also especially enjoy. I was engaged from the start with this well-...

    Traveling Sister Review can be found https://twogirlslostinacouleereading.... ...

    Follow my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. The Last Suppers is a captivating novel set in a Louisiana penitentiary where Ginny, young daughter of a murdered prison guard, is now all grown up and cooking for the inmates at the jail. She meets with the prisoners on de...

    I was instantly drawn to this book and its story when I first read about it...and this book lived up to all my expectations! Ginny Polk is a prison cook in Louisiana in the 1950?s, a time of racial injustices and a prison system that is less than humane. Ginny takes on a special resp...

    A beautifully written story, both absorbing and haunting, Mandy Mikulencak delivers a breakout book, THE LAST SUPPERS ?a heartbreaking tale of secrets, racism, inequality, the death penalty, and prisoner rights. A courageous young woman becomes obsessed with the preparation of ...

    The first half of this book was amazing! It takes place in the 1950's, in a prison in Louisiana. Ginny grew up around the prison, since her Daddy was a guard there. Now as an adult, she loves feeding the death row inmates and makes sure she cooks each of their last suppers - with love ...

    The Last Suppers is a stunning debut novel. It won't be shelved as a mystery, but mystery abounds. Why does prison warden Roscoe love a woman half his age? Why does Ginny Polk stay as head cook in the kitchen? is the story Ginny always heard about her father's death true? I love the de...

    A slice of life book taking place in Louisiana around the time of the civil rights movement, with flashbacks to earlier years. Main character is a young prison cook, Ginny, who prepares meals for men who are about to get the electric chair. Includes some recipes at the end of the book....

    This book is amazing. At first I thought I wouldn't like it and the once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. I devoured this book ...

    I'm more of a non-fiction reader myself, but I was intrigued with the review in a recent Sunday Denver Post. The surprise ending, and also the appendix with the featured recipes (I'm really tempted to try cooking the pork neck stew!) made reading this very worthwhile. ...

    I thought The Last Suppers was pretty good. I give four stars. ...

    I was extremely intrigued by this book's premise as The Help is one of my favorite books. However, I was disappointed that the book only discussed two prisoners that Ginny prepared last meals for before the plot went down the rabbit hole of her own hidden family secrets. I think perha...

    As soon as I read the description of THE LAST SUPPERS I immediately requested an ARC. This riveting debut novel somehow manages to make you feel at home in the kitchen of one of the most desolate places imaginable, a 1950's Louisianna penitentiary. The haunting story is exquisitely dev...

    I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Once I started reading "The Last Suppers" I was transported back in time to a hot and humid kitchen in the deep South. I fell in love with Roscoe, Dot and Ginny and abandoned my family until I was finished. The a...

    Ginny Polk works at the same prison her Daddy did. He was a prison guard and was murdered when Ginny was a small child. Ginny is the prison cook and she takes it upon herself to make last suppers before the inmates are executed. Ginny's life has been hard as her Mother wasn't very kind...

    Review website here I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I rarely feel ambivalent about a book, but that?s where I find myself after reading The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak. It is not that the novel about a cook at a Louisiana ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak Dark, twisted, emotionally challenging this is a story of people caught up in life?and death. The setting of this story is Greenmount Penitentiary in Louisiana ? a fictitious place brought to life through the excellent writing of the auth...

    While I don?t feel that this book is much like The Help, I do feel that it?s a stand alone success on its own. Yes, the time period and location are similar. But Ginny Polk?s time as a prison cook doesn?t compare to Skeeter?s time as a writer of domestic workers? stories. G...

    Although this is a genre I usually steer away from, the setting of a fictitious Louisiana prison in the 1950's promised to be enlightening, and I found this to be a very enjoyable read. Sometimes these heroines are just too good to be true, and some of the plot devices didn't work for ...

    Unfortunately I found this dull!!!! ...

    The Last Suppers is a profoundly emotional tale centered around a woman far ahead of her time. Ginny is not the typical southern woman of the 1950s. Rather than settling into marriage, where she'd take care of the home and raise children, she remains single, independent, and fiery in t...

  • Gina *loves sunshine*
    Feb 01, 2018

    The Last Suppers is a 2017 Mandy Mikulencak Kensington publication. A thought provoking, complex, and moving story- Ginny works at Louisiana?s Greenmount State Penitentiary during the 1950?s as a prison cook. She has started a program for the death row inmates where she offe...

    3.5 Food for comfort, a particular food that brings back memories, a time when someone cared enough to make something that made us feel better. Food can have many different meanings, and for Ginny it is what she provides as a cook at the penitentiary, what she feels she needs to do by ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak is a complex, interesting, and a tightly written novel with a lot of depth within the pages of this book. We were lost in the deep-rooted, earthy coulee with two of our Traveling Sisters reading The Last Suppers with us and we all really enjoyed ...

    4 stars to The Last Suppers I read somewhere that The Last Suppers had a foodie fiction angle. Well, not only that, but it was also a special genre hybrid I think fans of women's fiction and historical fiction will also especially enjoy. I was engaged from the start with this well-...

    Traveling Sister Review can be found https://twogirlslostinacouleereading.... ...

    Follow my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. The Last Suppers is a captivating novel set in a Louisiana penitentiary where Ginny, young daughter of a murdered prison guard, is now all grown up and cooking for the inmates at the jail. She meets with the prisoners on de...

    I was instantly drawn to this book and its story when I first read about it...and this book lived up to all my expectations! Ginny Polk is a prison cook in Louisiana in the 1950?s, a time of racial injustices and a prison system that is less than humane. Ginny takes on a special resp...

    A beautifully written story, both absorbing and haunting, Mandy Mikulencak delivers a breakout book, THE LAST SUPPERS ?a heartbreaking tale of secrets, racism, inequality, the death penalty, and prisoner rights. A courageous young woman becomes obsessed with the preparation of ...

    The first half of this book was amazing! It takes place in the 1950's, in a prison in Louisiana. Ginny grew up around the prison, since her Daddy was a guard there. Now as an adult, she loves feeding the death row inmates and makes sure she cooks each of their last suppers - with love ...

  • Diane S ☔
    Dec 12, 2017

    The Last Suppers is a 2017 Mandy Mikulencak Kensington publication. A thought provoking, complex, and moving story- Ginny works at Louisiana?s Greenmount State Penitentiary during the 1950?s as a prison cook. She has started a program for the death row inmates where she offe...

    3.5 Food for comfort, a particular food that brings back memories, a time when someone cared enough to make something that made us feel better. Food can have many different meanings, and for Ginny it is what she provides as a cook at the penitentiary, what she feels she needs to do by ...

  • Julia
    Feb 05, 2018

    The Last Suppers is a 2017 Mandy Mikulencak Kensington publication. A thought provoking, complex, and moving story- Ginny works at Louisiana?s Greenmount State Penitentiary during the 1950?s as a prison cook. She has started a program for the death row inmates where she offe...

    3.5 Food for comfort, a particular food that brings back memories, a time when someone cared enough to make something that made us feel better. Food can have many different meanings, and for Ginny it is what she provides as a cook at the penitentiary, what she feels she needs to do by ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak is a complex, interesting, and a tightly written novel with a lot of depth within the pages of this book. We were lost in the deep-rooted, earthy coulee with two of our Traveling Sisters reading The Last Suppers with us and we all really enjoyed ...

    4 stars to The Last Suppers I read somewhere that The Last Suppers had a foodie fiction angle. Well, not only that, but it was also a special genre hybrid I think fans of women's fiction and historical fiction will also especially enjoy. I was engaged from the start with this well-...

    Traveling Sister Review can be found https://twogirlslostinacouleereading.... ...

    Follow my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. The Last Suppers is a captivating novel set in a Louisiana penitentiary where Ginny, young daughter of a murdered prison guard, is now all grown up and cooking for the inmates at the jail. She meets with the prisoners on de...

    I was instantly drawn to this book and its story when I first read about it...and this book lived up to all my expectations! Ginny Polk is a prison cook in Louisiana in the 1950?s, a time of racial injustices and a prison system that is less than humane. Ginny takes on a special resp...

    A beautifully written story, both absorbing and haunting, Mandy Mikulencak delivers a breakout book, THE LAST SUPPERS ?a heartbreaking tale of secrets, racism, inequality, the death penalty, and prisoner rights. A courageous young woman becomes obsessed with the preparation of ...

    The first half of this book was amazing! It takes place in the 1950's, in a prison in Louisiana. Ginny grew up around the prison, since her Daddy was a guard there. Now as an adult, she loves feeding the death row inmates and makes sure she cooks each of their last suppers - with love ...

    The Last Suppers is a stunning debut novel. It won't be shelved as a mystery, but mystery abounds. Why does prison warden Roscoe love a woman half his age? Why does Ginny Polk stay as head cook in the kitchen? is the story Ginny always heard about her father's death true? I love the de...

    A slice of life book taking place in Louisiana around the time of the civil rights movement, with flashbacks to earlier years. Main character is a young prison cook, Ginny, who prepares meals for men who are about to get the electric chair. Includes some recipes at the end of the book....

    This book is amazing. At first I thought I wouldn't like it and the once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. I devoured this book ...

    I'm more of a non-fiction reader myself, but I was intrigued with the review in a recent Sunday Denver Post. The surprise ending, and also the appendix with the featured recipes (I'm really tempted to try cooking the pork neck stew!) made reading this very worthwhile. ...

    I thought The Last Suppers was pretty good. I give four stars. ...

    I was extremely intrigued by this book's premise as The Help is one of my favorite books. However, I was disappointed that the book only discussed two prisoners that Ginny prepared last meals for before the plot went down the rabbit hole of her own hidden family secrets. I think perha...

    As soon as I read the description of THE LAST SUPPERS I immediately requested an ARC. This riveting debut novel somehow manages to make you feel at home in the kitchen of one of the most desolate places imaginable, a 1950's Louisianna penitentiary. The haunting story is exquisitely dev...

    I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Once I started reading "The Last Suppers" I was transported back in time to a hot and humid kitchen in the deep South. I fell in love with Roscoe, Dot and Ginny and abandoned my family until I was finished. The a...

    Ginny Polk works at the same prison her Daddy did. He was a prison guard and was murdered when Ginny was a small child. Ginny is the prison cook and she takes it upon herself to make last suppers before the inmates are executed. Ginny's life has been hard as her Mother wasn't very kind...

    Review website here I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I rarely feel ambivalent about a book, but that?s where I find myself after reading The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak. It is not that the novel about a cook at a Louisiana ...

  • Jackie
    Aug 31, 2017

    The Last Suppers is a 2017 Mandy Mikulencak Kensington publication. A thought provoking, complex, and moving story- Ginny works at Louisiana?s Greenmount State Penitentiary during the 1950?s as a prison cook. She has started a program for the death row inmates where she offe...

    3.5 Food for comfort, a particular food that brings back memories, a time when someone cared enough to make something that made us feel better. Food can have many different meanings, and for Ginny it is what she provides as a cook at the penitentiary, what she feels she needs to do by ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak is a complex, interesting, and a tightly written novel with a lot of depth within the pages of this book. We were lost in the deep-rooted, earthy coulee with two of our Traveling Sisters reading The Last Suppers with us and we all really enjoyed ...

    4 stars to The Last Suppers I read somewhere that The Last Suppers had a foodie fiction angle. Well, not only that, but it was also a special genre hybrid I think fans of women's fiction and historical fiction will also especially enjoy. I was engaged from the start with this well-...

    Traveling Sister Review can be found https://twogirlslostinacouleereading.... ...

    Follow my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. The Last Suppers is a captivating novel set in a Louisiana penitentiary where Ginny, young daughter of a murdered prison guard, is now all grown up and cooking for the inmates at the jail. She meets with the prisoners on de...

    I was instantly drawn to this book and its story when I first read about it...and this book lived up to all my expectations! Ginny Polk is a prison cook in Louisiana in the 1950?s, a time of racial injustices and a prison system that is less than humane. Ginny takes on a special resp...

    A beautifully written story, both absorbing and haunting, Mandy Mikulencak delivers a breakout book, THE LAST SUPPERS ?a heartbreaking tale of secrets, racism, inequality, the death penalty, and prisoner rights. A courageous young woman becomes obsessed with the preparation of ...

    The first half of this book was amazing! It takes place in the 1950's, in a prison in Louisiana. Ginny grew up around the prison, since her Daddy was a guard there. Now as an adult, she loves feeding the death row inmates and makes sure she cooks each of their last suppers - with love ...

    The Last Suppers is a stunning debut novel. It won't be shelved as a mystery, but mystery abounds. Why does prison warden Roscoe love a woman half his age? Why does Ginny Polk stay as head cook in the kitchen? is the story Ginny always heard about her father's death true? I love the de...

    A slice of life book taking place in Louisiana around the time of the civil rights movement, with flashbacks to earlier years. Main character is a young prison cook, Ginny, who prepares meals for men who are about to get the electric chair. Includes some recipes at the end of the book....

    This book is amazing. At first I thought I wouldn't like it and the once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. I devoured this book ...

    I'm more of a non-fiction reader myself, but I was intrigued with the review in a recent Sunday Denver Post. The surprise ending, and also the appendix with the featured recipes (I'm really tempted to try cooking the pork neck stew!) made reading this very worthwhile. ...

    I thought The Last Suppers was pretty good. I give four stars. ...

    I was extremely intrigued by this book's premise as The Help is one of my favorite books. However, I was disappointed that the book only discussed two prisoners that Ginny prepared last meals for before the plot went down the rabbit hole of her own hidden family secrets. I think perha...

    As soon as I read the description of THE LAST SUPPERS I immediately requested an ARC. This riveting debut novel somehow manages to make you feel at home in the kitchen of one of the most desolate places imaginable, a 1950's Louisianna penitentiary. The haunting story is exquisitely dev...

    I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Once I started reading "The Last Suppers" I was transported back in time to a hot and humid kitchen in the deep South. I fell in love with Roscoe, Dot and Ginny and abandoned my family until I was finished. The a...

    Ginny Polk works at the same prison her Daddy did. He was a prison guard and was murdered when Ginny was a small child. Ginny is the prison cook and she takes it upon herself to make last suppers before the inmates are executed. Ginny's life has been hard as her Mother wasn't very kind...

    Review website here I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I rarely feel ambivalent about a book, but that?s where I find myself after reading The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak. It is not that the novel about a cook at a Louisiana ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak Dark, twisted, emotionally challenging this is a story of people caught up in life?and death. The setting of this story is Greenmount Penitentiary in Louisiana ? a fictitious place brought to life through the excellent writing of the auth...

    While I don?t feel that this book is much like The Help, I do feel that it?s a stand alone success on its own. Yes, the time period and location are similar. But Ginny Polk?s time as a prison cook doesn?t compare to Skeeter?s time as a writer of domestic workers? stories. G...

    Although this is a genre I usually steer away from, the setting of a fictitious Louisiana prison in the 1950's promised to be enlightening, and I found this to be a very enjoyable read. Sometimes these heroines are just too good to be true, and some of the plot devices didn't work for ...

    Unfortunately I found this dull!!!! ...

    The Last Suppers is a profoundly emotional tale centered around a woman far ahead of her time. Ginny is not the typical southern woman of the 1950s. Rather than settling into marriage, where she'd take care of the home and raise children, she remains single, independent, and fiery in t...

    Excellent book. Loved the character development, the role food and the last suppers played, and the ending of this. 5/5 stars. ...

    FABULOUS, I loved this book! Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. First let me say I?m pretty stingy with 5 star reviews, this one I was very happy to give a well deserved 5 stars I'm so impressed with this or...

    I received an advance reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I'm a 6-months-pregnant teacher with a toddler, so I generally can't read longer than five minutes at bedtime before I begin to nod off, but The Last Suppers was impossible to put down. I tore through this captivat...

  • Edith Maxwell
    Jun 02, 2017

    The Last Suppers is a 2017 Mandy Mikulencak Kensington publication. A thought provoking, complex, and moving story- Ginny works at Louisiana?s Greenmount State Penitentiary during the 1950?s as a prison cook. She has started a program for the death row inmates where she offe...

    3.5 Food for comfort, a particular food that brings back memories, a time when someone cared enough to make something that made us feel better. Food can have many different meanings, and for Ginny it is what she provides as a cook at the penitentiary, what she feels she needs to do by ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak is a complex, interesting, and a tightly written novel with a lot of depth within the pages of this book. We were lost in the deep-rooted, earthy coulee with two of our Traveling Sisters reading The Last Suppers with us and we all really enjoyed ...

    4 stars to The Last Suppers I read somewhere that The Last Suppers had a foodie fiction angle. Well, not only that, but it was also a special genre hybrid I think fans of women's fiction and historical fiction will also especially enjoy. I was engaged from the start with this well-...

    Traveling Sister Review can be found https://twogirlslostinacouleereading.... ...

    Follow my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. The Last Suppers is a captivating novel set in a Louisiana penitentiary where Ginny, young daughter of a murdered prison guard, is now all grown up and cooking for the inmates at the jail. She meets with the prisoners on de...

    I was instantly drawn to this book and its story when I first read about it...and this book lived up to all my expectations! Ginny Polk is a prison cook in Louisiana in the 1950?s, a time of racial injustices and a prison system that is less than humane. Ginny takes on a special resp...

    A beautifully written story, both absorbing and haunting, Mandy Mikulencak delivers a breakout book, THE LAST SUPPERS ?a heartbreaking tale of secrets, racism, inequality, the death penalty, and prisoner rights. A courageous young woman becomes obsessed with the preparation of ...

    The first half of this book was amazing! It takes place in the 1950's, in a prison in Louisiana. Ginny grew up around the prison, since her Daddy was a guard there. Now as an adult, she loves feeding the death row inmates and makes sure she cooks each of their last suppers - with love ...

    The Last Suppers is a stunning debut novel. It won't be shelved as a mystery, but mystery abounds. Why does prison warden Roscoe love a woman half his age? Why does Ginny Polk stay as head cook in the kitchen? is the story Ginny always heard about her father's death true? I love the de...

  • Stacey A.  Prose and Palate
    Dec 19, 2017

    The Last Suppers is a 2017 Mandy Mikulencak Kensington publication. A thought provoking, complex, and moving story- Ginny works at Louisiana?s Greenmount State Penitentiary during the 1950?s as a prison cook. She has started a program for the death row inmates where she offe...

    3.5 Food for comfort, a particular food that brings back memories, a time when someone cared enough to make something that made us feel better. Food can have many different meanings, and for Ginny it is what she provides as a cook at the penitentiary, what she feels she needs to do by ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak is a complex, interesting, and a tightly written novel with a lot of depth within the pages of this book. We were lost in the deep-rooted, earthy coulee with two of our Traveling Sisters reading The Last Suppers with us and we all really enjoyed ...

    4 stars to The Last Suppers I read somewhere that The Last Suppers had a foodie fiction angle. Well, not only that, but it was also a special genre hybrid I think fans of women's fiction and historical fiction will also especially enjoy. I was engaged from the start with this well-...

    Traveling Sister Review can be found https://twogirlslostinacouleereading.... ...

    Follow my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. The Last Suppers is a captivating novel set in a Louisiana penitentiary where Ginny, young daughter of a murdered prison guard, is now all grown up and cooking for the inmates at the jail. She meets with the prisoners on de...

    I was instantly drawn to this book and its story when I first read about it...and this book lived up to all my expectations! Ginny Polk is a prison cook in Louisiana in the 1950?s, a time of racial injustices and a prison system that is less than humane. Ginny takes on a special resp...

    A beautifully written story, both absorbing and haunting, Mandy Mikulencak delivers a breakout book, THE LAST SUPPERS ?a heartbreaking tale of secrets, racism, inequality, the death penalty, and prisoner rights. A courageous young woman becomes obsessed with the preparation of ...

    The first half of this book was amazing! It takes place in the 1950's, in a prison in Louisiana. Ginny grew up around the prison, since her Daddy was a guard there. Now as an adult, she loves feeding the death row inmates and makes sure she cooks each of their last suppers - with love ...

    The Last Suppers is a stunning debut novel. It won't be shelved as a mystery, but mystery abounds. Why does prison warden Roscoe love a woman half his age? Why does Ginny Polk stay as head cook in the kitchen? is the story Ginny always heard about her father's death true? I love the de...

    A slice of life book taking place in Louisiana around the time of the civil rights movement, with flashbacks to earlier years. Main character is a young prison cook, Ginny, who prepares meals for men who are about to get the electric chair. Includes some recipes at the end of the book....

    This book is amazing. At first I thought I wouldn't like it and the once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. I devoured this book ...

    I'm more of a non-fiction reader myself, but I was intrigued with the review in a recent Sunday Denver Post. The surprise ending, and also the appendix with the featured recipes (I'm really tempted to try cooking the pork neck stew!) made reading this very worthwhile. ...

    I thought The Last Suppers was pretty good. I give four stars. ...

    I was extremely intrigued by this book's premise as The Help is one of my favorite books. However, I was disappointed that the book only discussed two prisoners that Ginny prepared last meals for before the plot went down the rabbit hole of her own hidden family secrets. I think perha...

  • Julie
    Dec 20, 2017

    The Last Suppers is a 2017 Mandy Mikulencak Kensington publication. A thought provoking, complex, and moving story- Ginny works at Louisiana?s Greenmount State Penitentiary during the 1950?s as a prison cook. She has started a program for the death row inmates where she offe...

  • Priya
    Nov 29, 2017

    The Last Suppers is a 2017 Mandy Mikulencak Kensington publication. A thought provoking, complex, and moving story- Ginny works at Louisiana?s Greenmount State Penitentiary during the 1950?s as a prison cook. She has started a program for the death row inmates where she offe...

    3.5 Food for comfort, a particular food that brings back memories, a time when someone cared enough to make something that made us feel better. Food can have many different meanings, and for Ginny it is what she provides as a cook at the penitentiary, what she feels she needs to do by ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak is a complex, interesting, and a tightly written novel with a lot of depth within the pages of this book. We were lost in the deep-rooted, earthy coulee with two of our Traveling Sisters reading The Last Suppers with us and we all really enjoyed ...

    4 stars to The Last Suppers I read somewhere that The Last Suppers had a foodie fiction angle. Well, not only that, but it was also a special genre hybrid I think fans of women's fiction and historical fiction will also especially enjoy. I was engaged from the start with this well-...

    Traveling Sister Review can be found https://twogirlslostinacouleereading.... ...

    Follow my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. The Last Suppers is a captivating novel set in a Louisiana penitentiary where Ginny, young daughter of a murdered prison guard, is now all grown up and cooking for the inmates at the jail. She meets with the prisoners on de...

    I was instantly drawn to this book and its story when I first read about it...and this book lived up to all my expectations! Ginny Polk is a prison cook in Louisiana in the 1950?s, a time of racial injustices and a prison system that is less than humane. Ginny takes on a special resp...

    A beautifully written story, both absorbing and haunting, Mandy Mikulencak delivers a breakout book, THE LAST SUPPERS ?a heartbreaking tale of secrets, racism, inequality, the death penalty, and prisoner rights. A courageous young woman becomes obsessed with the preparation of ...

    The first half of this book was amazing! It takes place in the 1950's, in a prison in Louisiana. Ginny grew up around the prison, since her Daddy was a guard there. Now as an adult, she loves feeding the death row inmates and makes sure she cooks each of their last suppers - with love ...

    The Last Suppers is a stunning debut novel. It won't be shelved as a mystery, but mystery abounds. Why does prison warden Roscoe love a woman half his age? Why does Ginny Polk stay as head cook in the kitchen? is the story Ginny always heard about her father's death true? I love the de...

    A slice of life book taking place in Louisiana around the time of the civil rights movement, with flashbacks to earlier years. Main character is a young prison cook, Ginny, who prepares meals for men who are about to get the electric chair. Includes some recipes at the end of the book....

    This book is amazing. At first I thought I wouldn't like it and the once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. I devoured this book ...

    I'm more of a non-fiction reader myself, but I was intrigued with the review in a recent Sunday Denver Post. The surprise ending, and also the appendix with the featured recipes (I'm really tempted to try cooking the pork neck stew!) made reading this very worthwhile. ...

    I thought The Last Suppers was pretty good. I give four stars. ...

    I was extremely intrigued by this book's premise as The Help is one of my favorite books. However, I was disappointed that the book only discussed two prisoners that Ginny prepared last meals for before the plot went down the rabbit hole of her own hidden family secrets. I think perha...

    As soon as I read the description of THE LAST SUPPERS I immediately requested an ARC. This riveting debut novel somehow manages to make you feel at home in the kitchen of one of the most desolate places imaginable, a 1950's Louisianna penitentiary. The haunting story is exquisitely dev...

    I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Once I started reading "The Last Suppers" I was transported back in time to a hot and humid kitchen in the deep South. I fell in love with Roscoe, Dot and Ginny and abandoned my family until I was finished. The a...

    Ginny Polk works at the same prison her Daddy did. He was a prison guard and was murdered when Ginny was a small child. Ginny is the prison cook and she takes it upon herself to make last suppers before the inmates are executed. Ginny's life has been hard as her Mother wasn't very kind...

    Review website here I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I rarely feel ambivalent about a book, but that?s where I find myself after reading The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak. It is not that the novel about a cook at a Louisiana ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak Dark, twisted, emotionally challenging this is a story of people caught up in life?and death. The setting of this story is Greenmount Penitentiary in Louisiana ? a fictitious place brought to life through the excellent writing of the auth...

    While I don?t feel that this book is much like The Help, I do feel that it?s a stand alone success on its own. Yes, the time period and location are similar. But Ginny Polk?s time as a prison cook doesn?t compare to Skeeter?s time as a writer of domestic workers? stories. G...

    Although this is a genre I usually steer away from, the setting of a fictitious Louisiana prison in the 1950's promised to be enlightening, and I found this to be a very enjoyable read. Sometimes these heroines are just too good to be true, and some of the plot devices didn't work for ...

    Unfortunately I found this dull!!!! ...

    The Last Suppers is a profoundly emotional tale centered around a woman far ahead of her time. Ginny is not the typical southern woman of the 1950s. Rather than settling into marriage, where she'd take care of the home and raise children, she remains single, independent, and fiery in t...

    Excellent book. Loved the character development, the role food and the last suppers played, and the ending of this. 5/5 stars. ...

    FABULOUS, I loved this book! Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. First let me say I?m pretty stingy with 5 star reviews, this one I was very happy to give a well deserved 5 stars I'm so impressed with this or...

    I received an advance reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I'm a 6-months-pregnant teacher with a toddler, so I generally can't read longer than five minutes at bedtime before I begin to nod off, but The Last Suppers was impossible to put down. I tore through this captivat...

    When I was referred to Mandy Mikulenak's Burn Girl from a colleague while I worked at ASF (American School Foundation in Mexico City), I had no idea about anything involved with the novel or the author. Luckily I read Burn Girl in a few days and was hooked. It flowed and related so muc...

    The Last Suppers ? This was an advanced read I received from NetGalley and Kensington Books by Mandy Mikulencak for my honest review. This was a good book about a daughter (Ginny) of a former prison guard, who was murdered, her father?s murderer sent to death row (in which h...

    This is a stunning book that I really enjoyed reading! The premise intrigued and disturbed me at the same time and that's what prompted me to pick it up. I received it from Netgalley as an ARC and am glad I did! Once I did, I devoured the book. Set in a prison in Louisiana in the ...

  • Valarie
    Jan 27, 2018

    The Last Suppers is a 2017 Mandy Mikulencak Kensington publication. A thought provoking, complex, and moving story- Ginny works at Louisiana?s Greenmount State Penitentiary during the 1950?s as a prison cook. She has started a program for the death row inmates where she offe...

    3.5 Food for comfort, a particular food that brings back memories, a time when someone cared enough to make something that made us feel better. Food can have many different meanings, and for Ginny it is what she provides as a cook at the penitentiary, what she feels she needs to do by ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak is a complex, interesting, and a tightly written novel with a lot of depth within the pages of this book. We were lost in the deep-rooted, earthy coulee with two of our Traveling Sisters reading The Last Suppers with us and we all really enjoyed ...

    4 stars to The Last Suppers I read somewhere that The Last Suppers had a foodie fiction angle. Well, not only that, but it was also a special genre hybrid I think fans of women's fiction and historical fiction will also especially enjoy. I was engaged from the start with this well-...

    Traveling Sister Review can be found https://twogirlslostinacouleereading.... ...

    Follow my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. The Last Suppers is a captivating novel set in a Louisiana penitentiary where Ginny, young daughter of a murdered prison guard, is now all grown up and cooking for the inmates at the jail. She meets with the prisoners on de...

    I was instantly drawn to this book and its story when I first read about it...and this book lived up to all my expectations! Ginny Polk is a prison cook in Louisiana in the 1950?s, a time of racial injustices and a prison system that is less than humane. Ginny takes on a special resp...

    A beautifully written story, both absorbing and haunting, Mandy Mikulencak delivers a breakout book, THE LAST SUPPERS ?a heartbreaking tale of secrets, racism, inequality, the death penalty, and prisoner rights. A courageous young woman becomes obsessed with the preparation of ...

    The first half of this book was amazing! It takes place in the 1950's, in a prison in Louisiana. Ginny grew up around the prison, since her Daddy was a guard there. Now as an adult, she loves feeding the death row inmates and makes sure she cooks each of their last suppers - with love ...

    The Last Suppers is a stunning debut novel. It won't be shelved as a mystery, but mystery abounds. Why does prison warden Roscoe love a woman half his age? Why does Ginny Polk stay as head cook in the kitchen? is the story Ginny always heard about her father's death true? I love the de...

    A slice of life book taking place in Louisiana around the time of the civil rights movement, with flashbacks to earlier years. Main character is a young prison cook, Ginny, who prepares meals for men who are about to get the electric chair. Includes some recipes at the end of the book....

    This book is amazing. At first I thought I wouldn't like it and the once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. I devoured this book ...

    I'm more of a non-fiction reader myself, but I was intrigued with the review in a recent Sunday Denver Post. The surprise ending, and also the appendix with the featured recipes (I'm really tempted to try cooking the pork neck stew!) made reading this very worthwhile. ...

  • Jenny Buchta
    Nov 18, 2017

    The Last Suppers is a 2017 Mandy Mikulencak Kensington publication. A thought provoking, complex, and moving story- Ginny works at Louisiana?s Greenmount State Penitentiary during the 1950?s as a prison cook. She has started a program for the death row inmates where she offe...

    3.5 Food for comfort, a particular food that brings back memories, a time when someone cared enough to make something that made us feel better. Food can have many different meanings, and for Ginny it is what she provides as a cook at the penitentiary, what she feels she needs to do by ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak is a complex, interesting, and a tightly written novel with a lot of depth within the pages of this book. We were lost in the deep-rooted, earthy coulee with two of our Traveling Sisters reading The Last Suppers with us and we all really enjoyed ...

    4 stars to The Last Suppers I read somewhere that The Last Suppers had a foodie fiction angle. Well, not only that, but it was also a special genre hybrid I think fans of women's fiction and historical fiction will also especially enjoy. I was engaged from the start with this well-...

    Traveling Sister Review can be found https://twogirlslostinacouleereading.... ...

    Follow my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. The Last Suppers is a captivating novel set in a Louisiana penitentiary where Ginny, young daughter of a murdered prison guard, is now all grown up and cooking for the inmates at the jail. She meets with the prisoners on de...

    I was instantly drawn to this book and its story when I first read about it...and this book lived up to all my expectations! Ginny Polk is a prison cook in Louisiana in the 1950?s, a time of racial injustices and a prison system that is less than humane. Ginny takes on a special resp...

    A beautifully written story, both absorbing and haunting, Mandy Mikulencak delivers a breakout book, THE LAST SUPPERS ?a heartbreaking tale of secrets, racism, inequality, the death penalty, and prisoner rights. A courageous young woman becomes obsessed with the preparation of ...

    The first half of this book was amazing! It takes place in the 1950's, in a prison in Louisiana. Ginny grew up around the prison, since her Daddy was a guard there. Now as an adult, she loves feeding the death row inmates and makes sure she cooks each of their last suppers - with love ...

    The Last Suppers is a stunning debut novel. It won't be shelved as a mystery, but mystery abounds. Why does prison warden Roscoe love a woman half his age? Why does Ginny Polk stay as head cook in the kitchen? is the story Ginny always heard about her father's death true? I love the de...

    A slice of life book taking place in Louisiana around the time of the civil rights movement, with flashbacks to earlier years. Main character is a young prison cook, Ginny, who prepares meals for men who are about to get the electric chair. Includes some recipes at the end of the book....

    This book is amazing. At first I thought I wouldn't like it and the once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. I devoured this book ...

    I'm more of a non-fiction reader myself, but I was intrigued with the review in a recent Sunday Denver Post. The surprise ending, and also the appendix with the featured recipes (I'm really tempted to try cooking the pork neck stew!) made reading this very worthwhile. ...

    I thought The Last Suppers was pretty good. I give four stars. ...

    I was extremely intrigued by this book's premise as The Help is one of my favorite books. However, I was disappointed that the book only discussed two prisoners that Ginny prepared last meals for before the plot went down the rabbit hole of her own hidden family secrets. I think perha...

    As soon as I read the description of THE LAST SUPPERS I immediately requested an ARC. This riveting debut novel somehow manages to make you feel at home in the kitchen of one of the most desolate places imaginable, a 1950's Louisianna penitentiary. The haunting story is exquisitely dev...

    I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Once I started reading "The Last Suppers" I was transported back in time to a hot and humid kitchen in the deep South. I fell in love with Roscoe, Dot and Ginny and abandoned my family until I was finished. The a...

    Ginny Polk works at the same prison her Daddy did. He was a prison guard and was murdered when Ginny was a small child. Ginny is the prison cook and she takes it upon herself to make last suppers before the inmates are executed. Ginny's life has been hard as her Mother wasn't very kind...

    Review website here I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I rarely feel ambivalent about a book, but that?s where I find myself after reading The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak. It is not that the novel about a cook at a Louisiana ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak Dark, twisted, emotionally challenging this is a story of people caught up in life?and death. The setting of this story is Greenmount Penitentiary in Louisiana ? a fictitious place brought to life through the excellent writing of the auth...

    While I don?t feel that this book is much like The Help, I do feel that it?s a stand alone success on its own. Yes, the time period and location are similar. But Ginny Polk?s time as a prison cook doesn?t compare to Skeeter?s time as a writer of domestic workers? stories. G...

  • Andrea
    Dec 28, 2017

    The Last Suppers is a 2017 Mandy Mikulencak Kensington publication. A thought provoking, complex, and moving story- Ginny works at Louisiana?s Greenmount State Penitentiary during the 1950?s as a prison cook. She has started a program for the death row inmates where she offe...

    3.5 Food for comfort, a particular food that brings back memories, a time when someone cared enough to make something that made us feel better. Food can have many different meanings, and for Ginny it is what she provides as a cook at the penitentiary, what she feels she needs to do by ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak is a complex, interesting, and a tightly written novel with a lot of depth within the pages of this book. We were lost in the deep-rooted, earthy coulee with two of our Traveling Sisters reading The Last Suppers with us and we all really enjoyed ...

    4 stars to The Last Suppers I read somewhere that The Last Suppers had a foodie fiction angle. Well, not only that, but it was also a special genre hybrid I think fans of women's fiction and historical fiction will also especially enjoy. I was engaged from the start with this well-...

    Traveling Sister Review can be found https://twogirlslostinacouleereading.... ...

    Follow my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. The Last Suppers is a captivating novel set in a Louisiana penitentiary where Ginny, young daughter of a murdered prison guard, is now all grown up and cooking for the inmates at the jail. She meets with the prisoners on de...

    I was instantly drawn to this book and its story when I first read about it...and this book lived up to all my expectations! Ginny Polk is a prison cook in Louisiana in the 1950?s, a time of racial injustices and a prison system that is less than humane. Ginny takes on a special resp...

    A beautifully written story, both absorbing and haunting, Mandy Mikulencak delivers a breakout book, THE LAST SUPPERS ?a heartbreaking tale of secrets, racism, inequality, the death penalty, and prisoner rights. A courageous young woman becomes obsessed with the preparation of ...

    The first half of this book was amazing! It takes place in the 1950's, in a prison in Louisiana. Ginny grew up around the prison, since her Daddy was a guard there. Now as an adult, she loves feeding the death row inmates and makes sure she cooks each of their last suppers - with love ...

    The Last Suppers is a stunning debut novel. It won't be shelved as a mystery, but mystery abounds. Why does prison warden Roscoe love a woman half his age? Why does Ginny Polk stay as head cook in the kitchen? is the story Ginny always heard about her father's death true? I love the de...

    A slice of life book taking place in Louisiana around the time of the civil rights movement, with flashbacks to earlier years. Main character is a young prison cook, Ginny, who prepares meals for men who are about to get the electric chair. Includes some recipes at the end of the book....

    This book is amazing. At first I thought I wouldn't like it and the once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. I devoured this book ...

    I'm more of a non-fiction reader myself, but I was intrigued with the review in a recent Sunday Denver Post. The surprise ending, and also the appendix with the featured recipes (I'm really tempted to try cooking the pork neck stew!) made reading this very worthwhile. ...

    I thought The Last Suppers was pretty good. I give four stars. ...

    I was extremely intrigued by this book's premise as The Help is one of my favorite books. However, I was disappointed that the book only discussed two prisoners that Ginny prepared last meals for before the plot went down the rabbit hole of her own hidden family secrets. I think perha...

    As soon as I read the description of THE LAST SUPPERS I immediately requested an ARC. This riveting debut novel somehow manages to make you feel at home in the kitchen of one of the most desolate places imaginable, a 1950's Louisianna penitentiary. The haunting story is exquisitely dev...

    I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Once I started reading "The Last Suppers" I was transported back in time to a hot and humid kitchen in the deep South. I fell in love with Roscoe, Dot and Ginny and abandoned my family until I was finished. The a...

    Ginny Polk works at the same prison her Daddy did. He was a prison guard and was murdered when Ginny was a small child. Ginny is the prison cook and she takes it upon herself to make last suppers before the inmates are executed. Ginny's life has been hard as her Mother wasn't very kind...

    Review website here I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I rarely feel ambivalent about a book, but that?s where I find myself after reading The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak. It is not that the novel about a cook at a Louisiana ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak Dark, twisted, emotionally challenging this is a story of people caught up in life?and death. The setting of this story is Greenmount Penitentiary in Louisiana ? a fictitious place brought to life through the excellent writing of the auth...

    While I don?t feel that this book is much like The Help, I do feel that it?s a stand alone success on its own. Yes, the time period and location are similar. But Ginny Polk?s time as a prison cook doesn?t compare to Skeeter?s time as a writer of domestic workers? stories. G...

    Although this is a genre I usually steer away from, the setting of a fictitious Louisiana prison in the 1950's promised to be enlightening, and I found this to be a very enjoyable read. Sometimes these heroines are just too good to be true, and some of the plot devices didn't work for ...

    Unfortunately I found this dull!!!! ...

  • Jennifer Blankfein
    Jan 06, 2018

    The Last Suppers is a 2017 Mandy Mikulencak Kensington publication. A thought provoking, complex, and moving story- Ginny works at Louisiana?s Greenmount State Penitentiary during the 1950?s as a prison cook. She has started a program for the death row inmates where she offe...

    3.5 Food for comfort, a particular food that brings back memories, a time when someone cared enough to make something that made us feel better. Food can have many different meanings, and for Ginny it is what she provides as a cook at the penitentiary, what she feels she needs to do by ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak is a complex, interesting, and a tightly written novel with a lot of depth within the pages of this book. We were lost in the deep-rooted, earthy coulee with two of our Traveling Sisters reading The Last Suppers with us and we all really enjoyed ...

    4 stars to The Last Suppers I read somewhere that The Last Suppers had a foodie fiction angle. Well, not only that, but it was also a special genre hybrid I think fans of women's fiction and historical fiction will also especially enjoy. I was engaged from the start with this well-...

    Traveling Sister Review can be found https://twogirlslostinacouleereading.... ...

    Follow my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. The Last Suppers is a captivating novel set in a Louisiana penitentiary where Ginny, young daughter of a murdered prison guard, is now all grown up and cooking for the inmates at the jail. She meets with the prisoners on de...

  • Kate
    Jan 14, 2018

    The Last Suppers is a 2017 Mandy Mikulencak Kensington publication. A thought provoking, complex, and moving story- Ginny works at Louisiana?s Greenmount State Penitentiary during the 1950?s as a prison cook. She has started a program for the death row inmates where she offe...

    3.5 Food for comfort, a particular food that brings back memories, a time when someone cared enough to make something that made us feel better. Food can have many different meanings, and for Ginny it is what she provides as a cook at the penitentiary, what she feels she needs to do by ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak is a complex, interesting, and a tightly written novel with a lot of depth within the pages of this book. We were lost in the deep-rooted, earthy coulee with two of our Traveling Sisters reading The Last Suppers with us and we all really enjoyed ...

    4 stars to The Last Suppers I read somewhere that The Last Suppers had a foodie fiction angle. Well, not only that, but it was also a special genre hybrid I think fans of women's fiction and historical fiction will also especially enjoy. I was engaged from the start with this well-...

    Traveling Sister Review can be found https://twogirlslostinacouleereading.... ...

    Follow my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. The Last Suppers is a captivating novel set in a Louisiana penitentiary where Ginny, young daughter of a murdered prison guard, is now all grown up and cooking for the inmates at the jail. She meets with the prisoners on de...

    I was instantly drawn to this book and its story when I first read about it...and this book lived up to all my expectations! Ginny Polk is a prison cook in Louisiana in the 1950?s, a time of racial injustices and a prison system that is less than humane. Ginny takes on a special resp...

    A beautifully written story, both absorbing and haunting, Mandy Mikulencak delivers a breakout book, THE LAST SUPPERS ?a heartbreaking tale of secrets, racism, inequality, the death penalty, and prisoner rights. A courageous young woman becomes obsessed with the preparation of ...

    The first half of this book was amazing! It takes place in the 1950's, in a prison in Louisiana. Ginny grew up around the prison, since her Daddy was a guard there. Now as an adult, she loves feeding the death row inmates and makes sure she cooks each of their last suppers - with love ...

    The Last Suppers is a stunning debut novel. It won't be shelved as a mystery, but mystery abounds. Why does prison warden Roscoe love a woman half his age? Why does Ginny Polk stay as head cook in the kitchen? is the story Ginny always heard about her father's death true? I love the de...

    A slice of life book taking place in Louisiana around the time of the civil rights movement, with flashbacks to earlier years. Main character is a young prison cook, Ginny, who prepares meals for men who are about to get the electric chair. Includes some recipes at the end of the book....

  • Amy
    Feb 05, 2018

    The Last Suppers is a 2017 Mandy Mikulencak Kensington publication. A thought provoking, complex, and moving story- Ginny works at Louisiana?s Greenmount State Penitentiary during the 1950?s as a prison cook. She has started a program for the death row inmates where she offe...

    3.5 Food for comfort, a particular food that brings back memories, a time when someone cared enough to make something that made us feel better. Food can have many different meanings, and for Ginny it is what she provides as a cook at the penitentiary, what she feels she needs to do by ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak is a complex, interesting, and a tightly written novel with a lot of depth within the pages of this book. We were lost in the deep-rooted, earthy coulee with two of our Traveling Sisters reading The Last Suppers with us and we all really enjoyed ...

    4 stars to The Last Suppers I read somewhere that The Last Suppers had a foodie fiction angle. Well, not only that, but it was also a special genre hybrid I think fans of women's fiction and historical fiction will also especially enjoy. I was engaged from the start with this well-...

    Traveling Sister Review can be found https://twogirlslostinacouleereading.... ...

    Follow my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. The Last Suppers is a captivating novel set in a Louisiana penitentiary where Ginny, young daughter of a murdered prison guard, is now all grown up and cooking for the inmates at the jail. She meets with the prisoners on de...

    I was instantly drawn to this book and its story when I first read about it...and this book lived up to all my expectations! Ginny Polk is a prison cook in Louisiana in the 1950?s, a time of racial injustices and a prison system that is less than humane. Ginny takes on a special resp...

    A beautifully written story, both absorbing and haunting, Mandy Mikulencak delivers a breakout book, THE LAST SUPPERS ?a heartbreaking tale of secrets, racism, inequality, the death penalty, and prisoner rights. A courageous young woman becomes obsessed with the preparation of ...

    The first half of this book was amazing! It takes place in the 1950's, in a prison in Louisiana. Ginny grew up around the prison, since her Daddy was a guard there. Now as an adult, she loves feeding the death row inmates and makes sure she cooks each of their last suppers - with love ...

    The Last Suppers is a stunning debut novel. It won't be shelved as a mystery, but mystery abounds. Why does prison warden Roscoe love a woman half his age? Why does Ginny Polk stay as head cook in the kitchen? is the story Ginny always heard about her father's death true? I love the de...

    A slice of life book taking place in Louisiana around the time of the civil rights movement, with flashbacks to earlier years. Main character is a young prison cook, Ginny, who prepares meals for men who are about to get the electric chair. Includes some recipes at the end of the book....

    This book is amazing. At first I thought I wouldn't like it and the once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. I devoured this book ...

    I'm more of a non-fiction reader myself, but I was intrigued with the review in a recent Sunday Denver Post. The surprise ending, and also the appendix with the featured recipes (I'm really tempted to try cooking the pork neck stew!) made reading this very worthwhile. ...

    I thought The Last Suppers was pretty good. I give four stars. ...

  • Susan Peterson
    Oct 16, 2017

    The Last Suppers is a 2017 Mandy Mikulencak Kensington publication. A thought provoking, complex, and moving story- Ginny works at Louisiana?s Greenmount State Penitentiary during the 1950?s as a prison cook. She has started a program for the death row inmates where she offe...

    3.5 Food for comfort, a particular food that brings back memories, a time when someone cared enough to make something that made us feel better. Food can have many different meanings, and for Ginny it is what she provides as a cook at the penitentiary, what she feels she needs to do by ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak is a complex, interesting, and a tightly written novel with a lot of depth within the pages of this book. We were lost in the deep-rooted, earthy coulee with two of our Traveling Sisters reading The Last Suppers with us and we all really enjoyed ...

    4 stars to The Last Suppers I read somewhere that The Last Suppers had a foodie fiction angle. Well, not only that, but it was also a special genre hybrid I think fans of women's fiction and historical fiction will also especially enjoy. I was engaged from the start with this well-...

    Traveling Sister Review can be found https://twogirlslostinacouleereading.... ...

    Follow my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. The Last Suppers is a captivating novel set in a Louisiana penitentiary where Ginny, young daughter of a murdered prison guard, is now all grown up and cooking for the inmates at the jail. She meets with the prisoners on de...

    I was instantly drawn to this book and its story when I first read about it...and this book lived up to all my expectations! Ginny Polk is a prison cook in Louisiana in the 1950?s, a time of racial injustices and a prison system that is less than humane. Ginny takes on a special resp...

  • Brenda
    Dec 10, 2017

    The Last Suppers is a 2017 Mandy Mikulencak Kensington publication. A thought provoking, complex, and moving story- Ginny works at Louisiana?s Greenmount State Penitentiary during the 1950?s as a prison cook. She has started a program for the death row inmates where she offe...

    3.5 Food for comfort, a particular food that brings back memories, a time when someone cared enough to make something that made us feel better. Food can have many different meanings, and for Ginny it is what she provides as a cook at the penitentiary, what she feels she needs to do by ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak is a complex, interesting, and a tightly written novel with a lot of depth within the pages of this book. We were lost in the deep-rooted, earthy coulee with two of our Traveling Sisters reading The Last Suppers with us and we all really enjoyed ...

    4 stars to The Last Suppers I read somewhere that The Last Suppers had a foodie fiction angle. Well, not only that, but it was also a special genre hybrid I think fans of women's fiction and historical fiction will also especially enjoy. I was engaged from the start with this well-...

    Traveling Sister Review can be found https://twogirlslostinacouleereading.... ...

  • Judy Collins
    Nov 15, 2017

    The Last Suppers is a 2017 Mandy Mikulencak Kensington publication. A thought provoking, complex, and moving story- Ginny works at Louisiana?s Greenmount State Penitentiary during the 1950?s as a prison cook. She has started a program for the death row inmates where she offe...

    3.5 Food for comfort, a particular food that brings back memories, a time when someone cared enough to make something that made us feel better. Food can have many different meanings, and for Ginny it is what she provides as a cook at the penitentiary, what she feels she needs to do by ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak is a complex, interesting, and a tightly written novel with a lot of depth within the pages of this book. We were lost in the deep-rooted, earthy coulee with two of our Traveling Sisters reading The Last Suppers with us and we all really enjoyed ...

    4 stars to The Last Suppers I read somewhere that The Last Suppers had a foodie fiction angle. Well, not only that, but it was also a special genre hybrid I think fans of women's fiction and historical fiction will also especially enjoy. I was engaged from the start with this well-...

    Traveling Sister Review can be found https://twogirlslostinacouleereading.... ...

    Follow my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. The Last Suppers is a captivating novel set in a Louisiana penitentiary where Ginny, young daughter of a murdered prison guard, is now all grown up and cooking for the inmates at the jail. She meets with the prisoners on de...

    I was instantly drawn to this book and its story when I first read about it...and this book lived up to all my expectations! Ginny Polk is a prison cook in Louisiana in the 1950?s, a time of racial injustices and a prison system that is less than humane. Ginny takes on a special resp...

    A beautifully written story, both absorbing and haunting, Mandy Mikulencak delivers a breakout book, THE LAST SUPPERS ?a heartbreaking tale of secrets, racism, inequality, the death penalty, and prisoner rights. A courageous young woman becomes obsessed with the preparation of ...

  • Harry Brake
    Nov 05, 2017

    The Last Suppers is a 2017 Mandy Mikulencak Kensington publication. A thought provoking, complex, and moving story- Ginny works at Louisiana?s Greenmount State Penitentiary during the 1950?s as a prison cook. She has started a program for the death row inmates where she offe...

    3.5 Food for comfort, a particular food that brings back memories, a time when someone cared enough to make something that made us feel better. Food can have many different meanings, and for Ginny it is what she provides as a cook at the penitentiary, what she feels she needs to do by ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak is a complex, interesting, and a tightly written novel with a lot of depth within the pages of this book. We were lost in the deep-rooted, earthy coulee with two of our Traveling Sisters reading The Last Suppers with us and we all really enjoyed ...

    4 stars to The Last Suppers I read somewhere that The Last Suppers had a foodie fiction angle. Well, not only that, but it was also a special genre hybrid I think fans of women's fiction and historical fiction will also especially enjoy. I was engaged from the start with this well-...

    Traveling Sister Review can be found https://twogirlslostinacouleereading.... ...

    Follow my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. The Last Suppers is a captivating novel set in a Louisiana penitentiary where Ginny, young daughter of a murdered prison guard, is now all grown up and cooking for the inmates at the jail. She meets with the prisoners on de...

    I was instantly drawn to this book and its story when I first read about it...and this book lived up to all my expectations! Ginny Polk is a prison cook in Louisiana in the 1950?s, a time of racial injustices and a prison system that is less than humane. Ginny takes on a special resp...

    A beautifully written story, both absorbing and haunting, Mandy Mikulencak delivers a breakout book, THE LAST SUPPERS ?a heartbreaking tale of secrets, racism, inequality, the death penalty, and prisoner rights. A courageous young woman becomes obsessed with the preparation of ...

    The first half of this book was amazing! It takes place in the 1950's, in a prison in Louisiana. Ginny grew up around the prison, since her Daddy was a guard there. Now as an adult, she loves feeding the death row inmates and makes sure she cooks each of their last suppers - with love ...

    The Last Suppers is a stunning debut novel. It won't be shelved as a mystery, but mystery abounds. Why does prison warden Roscoe love a woman half his age? Why does Ginny Polk stay as head cook in the kitchen? is the story Ginny always heard about her father's death true? I love the de...

    A slice of life book taking place in Louisiana around the time of the civil rights movement, with flashbacks to earlier years. Main character is a young prison cook, Ginny, who prepares meals for men who are about to get the electric chair. Includes some recipes at the end of the book....

    This book is amazing. At first I thought I wouldn't like it and the once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. I devoured this book ...

    I'm more of a non-fiction reader myself, but I was intrigued with the review in a recent Sunday Denver Post. The surprise ending, and also the appendix with the featured recipes (I'm really tempted to try cooking the pork neck stew!) made reading this very worthwhile. ...

    I thought The Last Suppers was pretty good. I give four stars. ...

    I was extremely intrigued by this book's premise as The Help is one of my favorite books. However, I was disappointed that the book only discussed two prisoners that Ginny prepared last meals for before the plot went down the rabbit hole of her own hidden family secrets. I think perha...

    As soon as I read the description of THE LAST SUPPERS I immediately requested an ARC. This riveting debut novel somehow manages to make you feel at home in the kitchen of one of the most desolate places imaginable, a 1950's Louisianna penitentiary. The haunting story is exquisitely dev...

    I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Once I started reading "The Last Suppers" I was transported back in time to a hot and humid kitchen in the deep South. I fell in love with Roscoe, Dot and Ginny and abandoned my family until I was finished. The a...

    Ginny Polk works at the same prison her Daddy did. He was a prison guard and was murdered when Ginny was a small child. Ginny is the prison cook and she takes it upon herself to make last suppers before the inmates are executed. Ginny's life has been hard as her Mother wasn't very kind...

    Review website here I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I rarely feel ambivalent about a book, but that?s where I find myself after reading The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak. It is not that the novel about a cook at a Louisiana ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak Dark, twisted, emotionally challenging this is a story of people caught up in life?and death. The setting of this story is Greenmount Penitentiary in Louisiana ? a fictitious place brought to life through the excellent writing of the auth...

    While I don?t feel that this book is much like The Help, I do feel that it?s a stand alone success on its own. Yes, the time period and location are similar. But Ginny Polk?s time as a prison cook doesn?t compare to Skeeter?s time as a writer of domestic workers? stories. G...

    Although this is a genre I usually steer away from, the setting of a fictitious Louisiana prison in the 1950's promised to be enlightening, and I found this to be a very enjoyable read. Sometimes these heroines are just too good to be true, and some of the plot devices didn't work for ...

    Unfortunately I found this dull!!!! ...

    The Last Suppers is a profoundly emotional tale centered around a woman far ahead of her time. Ginny is not the typical southern woman of the 1950s. Rather than settling into marriage, where she'd take care of the home and raise children, she remains single, independent, and fiery in t...

    Excellent book. Loved the character development, the role food and the last suppers played, and the ending of this. 5/5 stars. ...

    FABULOUS, I loved this book! Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. First let me say I?m pretty stingy with 5 star reviews, this one I was very happy to give a well deserved 5 stars I'm so impressed with this or...

    I received an advance reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I'm a 6-months-pregnant teacher with a toddler, so I generally can't read longer than five minutes at bedtime before I begin to nod off, but The Last Suppers was impossible to put down. I tore through this captivat...

    When I was referred to Mandy Mikulenak's Burn Girl from a colleague while I worked at ASF (American School Foundation in Mexico City), I had no idea about anything involved with the novel or the author. Luckily I read Burn Girl in a few days and was hooked. It flowed and related so muc...

  • Christine Moore
    Jul 06, 2017

    The Last Suppers is a 2017 Mandy Mikulencak Kensington publication. A thought provoking, complex, and moving story- Ginny works at Louisiana?s Greenmount State Penitentiary during the 1950?s as a prison cook. She has started a program for the death row inmates where she offe...

    3.5 Food for comfort, a particular food that brings back memories, a time when someone cared enough to make something that made us feel better. Food can have many different meanings, and for Ginny it is what she provides as a cook at the penitentiary, what she feels she needs to do by ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak is a complex, interesting, and a tightly written novel with a lot of depth within the pages of this book. We were lost in the deep-rooted, earthy coulee with two of our Traveling Sisters reading The Last Suppers with us and we all really enjoyed ...

    4 stars to The Last Suppers I read somewhere that The Last Suppers had a foodie fiction angle. Well, not only that, but it was also a special genre hybrid I think fans of women's fiction and historical fiction will also especially enjoy. I was engaged from the start with this well-...

    Traveling Sister Review can be found https://twogirlslostinacouleereading.... ...

    Follow my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. The Last Suppers is a captivating novel set in a Louisiana penitentiary where Ginny, young daughter of a murdered prison guard, is now all grown up and cooking for the inmates at the jail. She meets with the prisoners on de...

    I was instantly drawn to this book and its story when I first read about it...and this book lived up to all my expectations! Ginny Polk is a prison cook in Louisiana in the 1950?s, a time of racial injustices and a prison system that is less than humane. Ginny takes on a special resp...

    A beautifully written story, both absorbing and haunting, Mandy Mikulencak delivers a breakout book, THE LAST SUPPERS ?a heartbreaking tale of secrets, racism, inequality, the death penalty, and prisoner rights. A courageous young woman becomes obsessed with the preparation of ...

    The first half of this book was amazing! It takes place in the 1950's, in a prison in Louisiana. Ginny grew up around the prison, since her Daddy was a guard there. Now as an adult, she loves feeding the death row inmates and makes sure she cooks each of their last suppers - with love ...

    The Last Suppers is a stunning debut novel. It won't be shelved as a mystery, but mystery abounds. Why does prison warden Roscoe love a woman half his age? Why does Ginny Polk stay as head cook in the kitchen? is the story Ginny always heard about her father's death true? I love the de...

    A slice of life book taking place in Louisiana around the time of the civil rights movement, with flashbacks to earlier years. Main character is a young prison cook, Ginny, who prepares meals for men who are about to get the electric chair. Includes some recipes at the end of the book....

    This book is amazing. At first I thought I wouldn't like it and the once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. I devoured this book ...

    I'm more of a non-fiction reader myself, but I was intrigued with the review in a recent Sunday Denver Post. The surprise ending, and also the appendix with the featured recipes (I'm really tempted to try cooking the pork neck stew!) made reading this very worthwhile. ...

    I thought The Last Suppers was pretty good. I give four stars. ...

    I was extremely intrigued by this book's premise as The Help is one of my favorite books. However, I was disappointed that the book only discussed two prisoners that Ginny prepared last meals for before the plot went down the rabbit hole of her own hidden family secrets. I think perha...

    As soon as I read the description of THE LAST SUPPERS I immediately requested an ARC. This riveting debut novel somehow manages to make you feel at home in the kitchen of one of the most desolate places imaginable, a 1950's Louisianna penitentiary. The haunting story is exquisitely dev...

    I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Once I started reading "The Last Suppers" I was transported back in time to a hot and humid kitchen in the deep South. I fell in love with Roscoe, Dot and Ginny and abandoned my family until I was finished. The a...

    Ginny Polk works at the same prison her Daddy did. He was a prison guard and was murdered when Ginny was a small child. Ginny is the prison cook and she takes it upon herself to make last suppers before the inmates are executed. Ginny's life has been hard as her Mother wasn't very kind...

  • Brenda
    Dec 15, 2017

    The Last Suppers is a 2017 Mandy Mikulencak Kensington publication. A thought provoking, complex, and moving story- Ginny works at Louisiana?s Greenmount State Penitentiary during the 1950?s as a prison cook. She has started a program for the death row inmates where she offe...

    3.5 Food for comfort, a particular food that brings back memories, a time when someone cared enough to make something that made us feel better. Food can have many different meanings, and for Ginny it is what she provides as a cook at the penitentiary, what she feels she needs to do by ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak is a complex, interesting, and a tightly written novel with a lot of depth within the pages of this book. We were lost in the deep-rooted, earthy coulee with two of our Traveling Sisters reading The Last Suppers with us and we all really enjoyed ...

    4 stars to The Last Suppers I read somewhere that The Last Suppers had a foodie fiction angle. Well, not only that, but it was also a special genre hybrid I think fans of women's fiction and historical fiction will also especially enjoy. I was engaged from the start with this well-...

    Traveling Sister Review can be found https://twogirlslostinacouleereading.... ...

    Follow my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. The Last Suppers is a captivating novel set in a Louisiana penitentiary where Ginny, young daughter of a murdered prison guard, is now all grown up and cooking for the inmates at the jail. She meets with the prisoners on de...

    I was instantly drawn to this book and its story when I first read about it...and this book lived up to all my expectations! Ginny Polk is a prison cook in Louisiana in the 1950?s, a time of racial injustices and a prison system that is less than humane. Ginny takes on a special resp...

    A beautifully written story, both absorbing and haunting, Mandy Mikulencak delivers a breakout book, THE LAST SUPPERS ?a heartbreaking tale of secrets, racism, inequality, the death penalty, and prisoner rights. A courageous young woman becomes obsessed with the preparation of ...

    The first half of this book was amazing! It takes place in the 1950's, in a prison in Louisiana. Ginny grew up around the prison, since her Daddy was a guard there. Now as an adult, she loves feeding the death row inmates and makes sure she cooks each of their last suppers - with love ...

    The Last Suppers is a stunning debut novel. It won't be shelved as a mystery, but mystery abounds. Why does prison warden Roscoe love a woman half his age? Why does Ginny Polk stay as head cook in the kitchen? is the story Ginny always heard about her father's death true? I love the de...

    A slice of life book taking place in Louisiana around the time of the civil rights movement, with flashbacks to earlier years. Main character is a young prison cook, Ginny, who prepares meals for men who are about to get the electric chair. Includes some recipes at the end of the book....

    This book is amazing. At first I thought I wouldn't like it and the once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. I devoured this book ...

    I'm more of a non-fiction reader myself, but I was intrigued with the review in a recent Sunday Denver Post. The surprise ending, and also the appendix with the featured recipes (I'm really tempted to try cooking the pork neck stew!) made reading this very worthwhile. ...

    I thought The Last Suppers was pretty good. I give four stars. ...

    I was extremely intrigued by this book's premise as The Help is one of my favorite books. However, I was disappointed that the book only discussed two prisoners that Ginny prepared last meals for before the plot went down the rabbit hole of her own hidden family secrets. I think perha...

    As soon as I read the description of THE LAST SUPPERS I immediately requested an ARC. This riveting debut novel somehow manages to make you feel at home in the kitchen of one of the most desolate places imaginable, a 1950's Louisianna penitentiary. The haunting story is exquisitely dev...

    I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Once I started reading "The Last Suppers" I was transported back in time to a hot and humid kitchen in the deep South. I fell in love with Roscoe, Dot and Ginny and abandoned my family until I was finished. The a...

    Ginny Polk works at the same prison her Daddy did. He was a prison guard and was murdered when Ginny was a small child. Ginny is the prison cook and she takes it upon herself to make last suppers before the inmates are executed. Ginny's life has been hard as her Mother wasn't very kind...

    Review website here I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I rarely feel ambivalent about a book, but that?s where I find myself after reading The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak. It is not that the novel about a cook at a Louisiana ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak Dark, twisted, emotionally challenging this is a story of people caught up in life?and death. The setting of this story is Greenmount Penitentiary in Louisiana ? a fictitious place brought to life through the excellent writing of the auth...

    While I don?t feel that this book is much like The Help, I do feel that it?s a stand alone success on its own. Yes, the time period and location are similar. But Ginny Polk?s time as a prison cook doesn?t compare to Skeeter?s time as a writer of domestic workers? stories. G...

    Although this is a genre I usually steer away from, the setting of a fictitious Louisiana prison in the 1950's promised to be enlightening, and I found this to be a very enjoyable read. Sometimes these heroines are just too good to be true, and some of the plot devices didn't work for ...

    Unfortunately I found this dull!!!! ...

    The Last Suppers is a profoundly emotional tale centered around a woman far ahead of her time. Ginny is not the typical southern woman of the 1950s. Rather than settling into marriage, where she'd take care of the home and raise children, she remains single, independent, and fiery in t...

    Excellent book. Loved the character development, the role food and the last suppers played, and the ending of this. 5/5 stars. ...

    FABULOUS, I loved this book! Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. First let me say I?m pretty stingy with 5 star reviews, this one I was very happy to give a well deserved 5 stars I'm so impressed with this or...

  • Cathy Geha
    Dec 19, 2017

    The Last Suppers is a 2017 Mandy Mikulencak Kensington publication. A thought provoking, complex, and moving story- Ginny works at Louisiana?s Greenmount State Penitentiary during the 1950?s as a prison cook. She has started a program for the death row inmates where she offe...

    3.5 Food for comfort, a particular food that brings back memories, a time when someone cared enough to make something that made us feel better. Food can have many different meanings, and for Ginny it is what she provides as a cook at the penitentiary, what she feels she needs to do by ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak is a complex, interesting, and a tightly written novel with a lot of depth within the pages of this book. We were lost in the deep-rooted, earthy coulee with two of our Traveling Sisters reading The Last Suppers with us and we all really enjoyed ...

    4 stars to The Last Suppers I read somewhere that The Last Suppers had a foodie fiction angle. Well, not only that, but it was also a special genre hybrid I think fans of women's fiction and historical fiction will also especially enjoy. I was engaged from the start with this well-...

    Traveling Sister Review can be found https://twogirlslostinacouleereading.... ...

    Follow my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. The Last Suppers is a captivating novel set in a Louisiana penitentiary where Ginny, young daughter of a murdered prison guard, is now all grown up and cooking for the inmates at the jail. She meets with the prisoners on de...

    I was instantly drawn to this book and its story when I first read about it...and this book lived up to all my expectations! Ginny Polk is a prison cook in Louisiana in the 1950?s, a time of racial injustices and a prison system that is less than humane. Ginny takes on a special resp...

    A beautifully written story, both absorbing and haunting, Mandy Mikulencak delivers a breakout book, THE LAST SUPPERS ?a heartbreaking tale of secrets, racism, inequality, the death penalty, and prisoner rights. A courageous young woman becomes obsessed with the preparation of ...

    The first half of this book was amazing! It takes place in the 1950's, in a prison in Louisiana. Ginny grew up around the prison, since her Daddy was a guard there. Now as an adult, she loves feeding the death row inmates and makes sure she cooks each of their last suppers - with love ...

    The Last Suppers is a stunning debut novel. It won't be shelved as a mystery, but mystery abounds. Why does prison warden Roscoe love a woman half his age? Why does Ginny Polk stay as head cook in the kitchen? is the story Ginny always heard about her father's death true? I love the de...

    A slice of life book taking place in Louisiana around the time of the civil rights movement, with flashbacks to earlier years. Main character is a young prison cook, Ginny, who prepares meals for men who are about to get the electric chair. Includes some recipes at the end of the book....

    This book is amazing. At first I thought I wouldn't like it and the once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. I devoured this book ...

    I'm more of a non-fiction reader myself, but I was intrigued with the review in a recent Sunday Denver Post. The surprise ending, and also the appendix with the featured recipes (I'm really tempted to try cooking the pork neck stew!) made reading this very worthwhile. ...

    I thought The Last Suppers was pretty good. I give four stars. ...

    I was extremely intrigued by this book's premise as The Help is one of my favorite books. However, I was disappointed that the book only discussed two prisoners that Ginny prepared last meals for before the plot went down the rabbit hole of her own hidden family secrets. I think perha...

    As soon as I read the description of THE LAST SUPPERS I immediately requested an ARC. This riveting debut novel somehow manages to make you feel at home in the kitchen of one of the most desolate places imaginable, a 1950's Louisianna penitentiary. The haunting story is exquisitely dev...

    I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Once I started reading "The Last Suppers" I was transported back in time to a hot and humid kitchen in the deep South. I fell in love with Roscoe, Dot and Ginny and abandoned my family until I was finished. The a...

    Ginny Polk works at the same prison her Daddy did. He was a prison guard and was murdered when Ginny was a small child. Ginny is the prison cook and she takes it upon herself to make last suppers before the inmates are executed. Ginny's life has been hard as her Mother wasn't very kind...

    Review website here I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I rarely feel ambivalent about a book, but that?s where I find myself after reading The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak. It is not that the novel about a cook at a Louisiana ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak Dark, twisted, emotionally challenging this is a story of people caught up in life?and death. The setting of this story is Greenmount Penitentiary in Louisiana ? a fictitious place brought to life through the excellent writing of the auth...

  • Eldonna Edwards
    Aug 10, 2017

    The Last Suppers is a 2017 Mandy Mikulencak Kensington publication. A thought provoking, complex, and moving story- Ginny works at Louisiana?s Greenmount State Penitentiary during the 1950?s as a prison cook. She has started a program for the death row inmates where she offe...

    3.5 Food for comfort, a particular food that brings back memories, a time when someone cared enough to make something that made us feel better. Food can have many different meanings, and for Ginny it is what she provides as a cook at the penitentiary, what she feels she needs to do by ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak is a complex, interesting, and a tightly written novel with a lot of depth within the pages of this book. We were lost in the deep-rooted, earthy coulee with two of our Traveling Sisters reading The Last Suppers with us and we all really enjoyed ...

    4 stars to The Last Suppers I read somewhere that The Last Suppers had a foodie fiction angle. Well, not only that, but it was also a special genre hybrid I think fans of women's fiction and historical fiction will also especially enjoy. I was engaged from the start with this well-...

    Traveling Sister Review can be found https://twogirlslostinacouleereading.... ...

    Follow my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. The Last Suppers is a captivating novel set in a Louisiana penitentiary where Ginny, young daughter of a murdered prison guard, is now all grown up and cooking for the inmates at the jail. She meets with the prisoners on de...

    I was instantly drawn to this book and its story when I first read about it...and this book lived up to all my expectations! Ginny Polk is a prison cook in Louisiana in the 1950?s, a time of racial injustices and a prison system that is less than humane. Ginny takes on a special resp...

    A beautifully written story, both absorbing and haunting, Mandy Mikulencak delivers a breakout book, THE LAST SUPPERS ?a heartbreaking tale of secrets, racism, inequality, the death penalty, and prisoner rights. A courageous young woman becomes obsessed with the preparation of ...

    The first half of this book was amazing! It takes place in the 1950's, in a prison in Louisiana. Ginny grew up around the prison, since her Daddy was a guard there. Now as an adult, she loves feeding the death row inmates and makes sure she cooks each of their last suppers - with love ...

    The Last Suppers is a stunning debut novel. It won't be shelved as a mystery, but mystery abounds. Why does prison warden Roscoe love a woman half his age? Why does Ginny Polk stay as head cook in the kitchen? is the story Ginny always heard about her father's death true? I love the de...

    A slice of life book taking place in Louisiana around the time of the civil rights movement, with flashbacks to earlier years. Main character is a young prison cook, Ginny, who prepares meals for men who are about to get the electric chair. Includes some recipes at the end of the book....

    This book is amazing. At first I thought I wouldn't like it and the once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. I devoured this book ...

    I'm more of a non-fiction reader myself, but I was intrigued with the review in a recent Sunday Denver Post. The surprise ending, and also the appendix with the featured recipes (I'm really tempted to try cooking the pork neck stew!) made reading this very worthwhile. ...

    I thought The Last Suppers was pretty good. I give four stars. ...

    I was extremely intrigued by this book's premise as The Help is one of my favorite books. However, I was disappointed that the book only discussed two prisoners that Ginny prepared last meals for before the plot went down the rabbit hole of her own hidden family secrets. I think perha...

    As soon as I read the description of THE LAST SUPPERS I immediately requested an ARC. This riveting debut novel somehow manages to make you feel at home in the kitchen of one of the most desolate places imaginable, a 1950's Louisianna penitentiary. The haunting story is exquisitely dev...

  • Lisa
    Jan 02, 2018

    The Last Suppers is a 2017 Mandy Mikulencak Kensington publication. A thought provoking, complex, and moving story- Ginny works at Louisiana?s Greenmount State Penitentiary during the 1950?s as a prison cook. She has started a program for the death row inmates where she offe...

    3.5 Food for comfort, a particular food that brings back memories, a time when someone cared enough to make something that made us feel better. Food can have many different meanings, and for Ginny it is what she provides as a cook at the penitentiary, what she feels she needs to do by ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak is a complex, interesting, and a tightly written novel with a lot of depth within the pages of this book. We were lost in the deep-rooted, earthy coulee with two of our Traveling Sisters reading The Last Suppers with us and we all really enjoyed ...

    4 stars to The Last Suppers I read somewhere that The Last Suppers had a foodie fiction angle. Well, not only that, but it was also a special genre hybrid I think fans of women's fiction and historical fiction will also especially enjoy. I was engaged from the start with this well-...

    Traveling Sister Review can be found https://twogirlslostinacouleereading.... ...

    Follow my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. The Last Suppers is a captivating novel set in a Louisiana penitentiary where Ginny, young daughter of a murdered prison guard, is now all grown up and cooking for the inmates at the jail. She meets with the prisoners on de...

    I was instantly drawn to this book and its story when I first read about it...and this book lived up to all my expectations! Ginny Polk is a prison cook in Louisiana in the 1950?s, a time of racial injustices and a prison system that is less than humane. Ginny takes on a special resp...

    A beautifully written story, both absorbing and haunting, Mandy Mikulencak delivers a breakout book, THE LAST SUPPERS ?a heartbreaking tale of secrets, racism, inequality, the death penalty, and prisoner rights. A courageous young woman becomes obsessed with the preparation of ...

    The first half of this book was amazing! It takes place in the 1950's, in a prison in Louisiana. Ginny grew up around the prison, since her Daddy was a guard there. Now as an adult, she loves feeding the death row inmates and makes sure she cooks each of their last suppers - with love ...

    The Last Suppers is a stunning debut novel. It won't be shelved as a mystery, but mystery abounds. Why does prison warden Roscoe love a woman half his age? Why does Ginny Polk stay as head cook in the kitchen? is the story Ginny always heard about her father's death true? I love the de...

    A slice of life book taking place in Louisiana around the time of the civil rights movement, with flashbacks to earlier years. Main character is a young prison cook, Ginny, who prepares meals for men who are about to get the electric chair. Includes some recipes at the end of the book....

    This book is amazing. At first I thought I wouldn't like it and the once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. I devoured this book ...

    I'm more of a non-fiction reader myself, but I was intrigued with the review in a recent Sunday Denver Post. The surprise ending, and also the appendix with the featured recipes (I'm really tempted to try cooking the pork neck stew!) made reading this very worthwhile. ...

    I thought The Last Suppers was pretty good. I give four stars. ...

    I was extremely intrigued by this book's premise as The Help is one of my favorite books. However, I was disappointed that the book only discussed two prisoners that Ginny prepared last meals for before the plot went down the rabbit hole of her own hidden family secrets. I think perha...

    As soon as I read the description of THE LAST SUPPERS I immediately requested an ARC. This riveting debut novel somehow manages to make you feel at home in the kitchen of one of the most desolate places imaginable, a 1950's Louisianna penitentiary. The haunting story is exquisitely dev...

    I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Once I started reading "The Last Suppers" I was transported back in time to a hot and humid kitchen in the deep South. I fell in love with Roscoe, Dot and Ginny and abandoned my family until I was finished. The a...

    Ginny Polk works at the same prison her Daddy did. He was a prison guard and was murdered when Ginny was a small child. Ginny is the prison cook and she takes it upon herself to make last suppers before the inmates are executed. Ginny's life has been hard as her Mother wasn't very kind...

    Review website here I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I rarely feel ambivalent about a book, but that?s where I find myself after reading The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak. It is not that the novel about a cook at a Louisiana ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak Dark, twisted, emotionally challenging this is a story of people caught up in life?and death. The setting of this story is Greenmount Penitentiary in Louisiana ? a fictitious place brought to life through the excellent writing of the auth...

    While I don?t feel that this book is much like The Help, I do feel that it?s a stand alone success on its own. Yes, the time period and location are similar. But Ginny Polk?s time as a prison cook doesn?t compare to Skeeter?s time as a writer of domestic workers? stories. G...

    Although this is a genre I usually steer away from, the setting of a fictitious Louisiana prison in the 1950's promised to be enlightening, and I found this to be a very enjoyable read. Sometimes these heroines are just too good to be true, and some of the plot devices didn't work for ...

    Unfortunately I found this dull!!!! ...

    The Last Suppers is a profoundly emotional tale centered around a woman far ahead of her time. Ginny is not the typical southern woman of the 1950s. Rather than settling into marriage, where she'd take care of the home and raise children, she remains single, independent, and fiery in t...

    Excellent book. Loved the character development, the role food and the last suppers played, and the ending of this. 5/5 stars. ...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Jul 08, 2017

    The Last Suppers is a 2017 Mandy Mikulencak Kensington publication. A thought provoking, complex, and moving story- Ginny works at Louisiana?s Greenmount State Penitentiary during the 1950?s as a prison cook. She has started a program for the death row inmates where she offe...

    3.5 Food for comfort, a particular food that brings back memories, a time when someone cared enough to make something that made us feel better. Food can have many different meanings, and for Ginny it is what she provides as a cook at the penitentiary, what she feels she needs to do by ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak is a complex, interesting, and a tightly written novel with a lot of depth within the pages of this book. We were lost in the deep-rooted, earthy coulee with two of our Traveling Sisters reading The Last Suppers with us and we all really enjoyed ...

    4 stars to The Last Suppers I read somewhere that The Last Suppers had a foodie fiction angle. Well, not only that, but it was also a special genre hybrid I think fans of women's fiction and historical fiction will also especially enjoy. I was engaged from the start with this well-...

  • Melissa McGuire
    Nov 24, 2017

    The Last Suppers is a 2017 Mandy Mikulencak Kensington publication. A thought provoking, complex, and moving story- Ginny works at Louisiana?s Greenmount State Penitentiary during the 1950?s as a prison cook. She has started a program for the death row inmates where she offe...

    3.5 Food for comfort, a particular food that brings back memories, a time when someone cared enough to make something that made us feel better. Food can have many different meanings, and for Ginny it is what she provides as a cook at the penitentiary, what she feels she needs to do by ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak is a complex, interesting, and a tightly written novel with a lot of depth within the pages of this book. We were lost in the deep-rooted, earthy coulee with two of our Traveling Sisters reading The Last Suppers with us and we all really enjoyed ...

    4 stars to The Last Suppers I read somewhere that The Last Suppers had a foodie fiction angle. Well, not only that, but it was also a special genre hybrid I think fans of women's fiction and historical fiction will also especially enjoy. I was engaged from the start with this well-...

    Traveling Sister Review can be found https://twogirlslostinacouleereading.... ...

    Follow my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. The Last Suppers is a captivating novel set in a Louisiana penitentiary where Ginny, young daughter of a murdered prison guard, is now all grown up and cooking for the inmates at the jail. She meets with the prisoners on de...

    I was instantly drawn to this book and its story when I first read about it...and this book lived up to all my expectations! Ginny Polk is a prison cook in Louisiana in the 1950?s, a time of racial injustices and a prison system that is less than humane. Ginny takes on a special resp...

    A beautifully written story, both absorbing and haunting, Mandy Mikulencak delivers a breakout book, THE LAST SUPPERS ?a heartbreaking tale of secrets, racism, inequality, the death penalty, and prisoner rights. A courageous young woman becomes obsessed with the preparation of ...

    The first half of this book was amazing! It takes place in the 1950's, in a prison in Louisiana. Ginny grew up around the prison, since her Daddy was a guard there. Now as an adult, she loves feeding the death row inmates and makes sure she cooks each of their last suppers - with love ...

    The Last Suppers is a stunning debut novel. It won't be shelved as a mystery, but mystery abounds. Why does prison warden Roscoe love a woman half his age? Why does Ginny Polk stay as head cook in the kitchen? is the story Ginny always heard about her father's death true? I love the de...

    A slice of life book taking place in Louisiana around the time of the civil rights movement, with flashbacks to earlier years. Main character is a young prison cook, Ginny, who prepares meals for men who are about to get the electric chair. Includes some recipes at the end of the book....

    This book is amazing. At first I thought I wouldn't like it and the once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. I devoured this book ...

  • Norma
    Dec 15, 2017

    The Last Suppers is a 2017 Mandy Mikulencak Kensington publication. A thought provoking, complex, and moving story- Ginny works at Louisiana?s Greenmount State Penitentiary during the 1950?s as a prison cook. She has started a program for the death row inmates where she offe...

    3.5 Food for comfort, a particular food that brings back memories, a time when someone cared enough to make something that made us feel better. Food can have many different meanings, and for Ginny it is what she provides as a cook at the penitentiary, what she feels she needs to do by ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak is a complex, interesting, and a tightly written novel with a lot of depth within the pages of this book. We were lost in the deep-rooted, earthy coulee with two of our Traveling Sisters reading The Last Suppers with us and we all really enjoyed ...

  • Missy
    Oct 13, 2017

    The Last Suppers is a 2017 Mandy Mikulencak Kensington publication. A thought provoking, complex, and moving story- Ginny works at Louisiana?s Greenmount State Penitentiary during the 1950?s as a prison cook. She has started a program for the death row inmates where she offe...

    3.5 Food for comfort, a particular food that brings back memories, a time when someone cared enough to make something that made us feel better. Food can have many different meanings, and for Ginny it is what she provides as a cook at the penitentiary, what she feels she needs to do by ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak is a complex, interesting, and a tightly written novel with a lot of depth within the pages of this book. We were lost in the deep-rooted, earthy coulee with two of our Traveling Sisters reading The Last Suppers with us and we all really enjoyed ...

    4 stars to The Last Suppers I read somewhere that The Last Suppers had a foodie fiction angle. Well, not only that, but it was also a special genre hybrid I think fans of women's fiction and historical fiction will also especially enjoy. I was engaged from the start with this well-...

    Traveling Sister Review can be found https://twogirlslostinacouleereading.... ...

    Follow my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. The Last Suppers is a captivating novel set in a Louisiana penitentiary where Ginny, young daughter of a murdered prison guard, is now all grown up and cooking for the inmates at the jail. She meets with the prisoners on de...

    I was instantly drawn to this book and its story when I first read about it...and this book lived up to all my expectations! Ginny Polk is a prison cook in Louisiana in the 1950?s, a time of racial injustices and a prison system that is less than humane. Ginny takes on a special resp...

    A beautifully written story, both absorbing and haunting, Mandy Mikulencak delivers a breakout book, THE LAST SUPPERS ?a heartbreaking tale of secrets, racism, inequality, the death penalty, and prisoner rights. A courageous young woman becomes obsessed with the preparation of ...

    The first half of this book was amazing! It takes place in the 1950's, in a prison in Louisiana. Ginny grew up around the prison, since her Daddy was a guard there. Now as an adult, she loves feeding the death row inmates and makes sure she cooks each of their last suppers - with love ...

    The Last Suppers is a stunning debut novel. It won't be shelved as a mystery, but mystery abounds. Why does prison warden Roscoe love a woman half his age? Why does Ginny Polk stay as head cook in the kitchen? is the story Ginny always heard about her father's death true? I love the de...

    A slice of life book taking place in Louisiana around the time of the civil rights movement, with flashbacks to earlier years. Main character is a young prison cook, Ginny, who prepares meals for men who are about to get the electric chair. Includes some recipes at the end of the book....

    This book is amazing. At first I thought I wouldn't like it and the once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. I devoured this book ...

    I'm more of a non-fiction reader myself, but I was intrigued with the review in a recent Sunday Denver Post. The surprise ending, and also the appendix with the featured recipes (I'm really tempted to try cooking the pork neck stew!) made reading this very worthwhile. ...

    I thought The Last Suppers was pretty good. I give four stars. ...

    I was extremely intrigued by this book's premise as The Help is one of my favorite books. However, I was disappointed that the book only discussed two prisoners that Ginny prepared last meals for before the plot went down the rabbit hole of her own hidden family secrets. I think perha...

    As soon as I read the description of THE LAST SUPPERS I immediately requested an ARC. This riveting debut novel somehow manages to make you feel at home in the kitchen of one of the most desolate places imaginable, a 1950's Louisianna penitentiary. The haunting story is exquisitely dev...

    I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Once I started reading "The Last Suppers" I was transported back in time to a hot and humid kitchen in the deep South. I fell in love with Roscoe, Dot and Ginny and abandoned my family until I was finished. The a...

    Ginny Polk works at the same prison her Daddy did. He was a prison guard and was murdered when Ginny was a small child. Ginny is the prison cook and she takes it upon herself to make last suppers before the inmates are executed. Ginny's life has been hard as her Mother wasn't very kind...

    Review website here I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I rarely feel ambivalent about a book, but that?s where I find myself after reading The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak. It is not that the novel about a cook at a Louisiana ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak Dark, twisted, emotionally challenging this is a story of people caught up in life?and death. The setting of this story is Greenmount Penitentiary in Louisiana ? a fictitious place brought to life through the excellent writing of the auth...

    While I don?t feel that this book is much like The Help, I do feel that it?s a stand alone success on its own. Yes, the time period and location are similar. But Ginny Polk?s time as a prison cook doesn?t compare to Skeeter?s time as a writer of domestic workers? stories. G...

    Although this is a genre I usually steer away from, the setting of a fictitious Louisiana prison in the 1950's promised to be enlightening, and I found this to be a very enjoyable read. Sometimes these heroines are just too good to be true, and some of the plot devices didn't work for ...

    Unfortunately I found this dull!!!! ...

    The Last Suppers is a profoundly emotional tale centered around a woman far ahead of her time. Ginny is not the typical southern woman of the 1950s. Rather than settling into marriage, where she'd take care of the home and raise children, she remains single, independent, and fiery in t...

    Excellent book. Loved the character development, the role food and the last suppers played, and the ending of this. 5/5 stars. ...

    FABULOUS, I loved this book! Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. First let me say I?m pretty stingy with 5 star reviews, this one I was very happy to give a well deserved 5 stars I'm so impressed with this or...

    I received an advance reading copy in exchange for an honest review. I'm a 6-months-pregnant teacher with a toddler, so I generally can't read longer than five minutes at bedtime before I begin to nod off, but The Last Suppers was impossible to put down. I tore through this captivat...

    When I was referred to Mandy Mikulenak's Burn Girl from a colleague while I worked at ASF (American School Foundation in Mexico City), I had no idea about anything involved with the novel or the author. Luckily I read Burn Girl in a few days and was hooked. It flowed and related so muc...

    The Last Suppers ? This was an advanced read I received from NetGalley and Kensington Books by Mandy Mikulencak for my honest review. This was a good book about a daughter (Ginny) of a former prison guard, who was murdered, her father?s murderer sent to death row (in which h...

  • Kevin Gates
    Sep 08, 2017

    The Last Suppers is a 2017 Mandy Mikulencak Kensington publication. A thought provoking, complex, and moving story- Ginny works at Louisiana?s Greenmount State Penitentiary during the 1950?s as a prison cook. She has started a program for the death row inmates where she offe...

    3.5 Food for comfort, a particular food that brings back memories, a time when someone cared enough to make something that made us feel better. Food can have many different meanings, and for Ginny it is what she provides as a cook at the penitentiary, what she feels she needs to do by ...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak is a complex, interesting, and a tightly written novel with a lot of depth within the pages of this book. We were lost in the deep-rooted, earthy coulee with two of our Traveling Sisters reading The Last Suppers with us and we all really enjoyed ...

    4 stars to The Last Suppers I read somewhere that The Last Suppers had a foodie fiction angle. Well, not only that, but it was also a special genre hybrid I think fans of women's fiction and historical fiction will also especially enjoy. I was engaged from the start with this well-...

    Traveling Sister Review can be found https://twogirlslostinacouleereading.... ...

    Follow my reviews on https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com. The Last Suppers is a captivating novel set in a Louisiana penitentiary where Ginny, young daughter of a murdered prison guard, is now all grown up and cooking for the inmates at the jail. She meets with the prisoners on de...

    I was instantly drawn to this book and its story when I first read about it...and this book lived up to all my expectations! Ginny Polk is a prison cook in Louisiana in the 1950?s, a time of racial injustices and a prison system that is less than humane. Ginny takes on a special resp...

    A beautifully written story, both absorbing and haunting, Mandy Mikulencak delivers a breakout book, THE LAST SUPPERS ?a heartbreaking tale of secrets, racism, inequality, the death penalty, and prisoner rights. A courageous young woman becomes obsessed with the preparation of ...

    The first half of this book was amazing! It takes place in the 1950's, in a prison in Louisiana. Ginny grew up around the prison, since her Daddy was a guard there. Now as an adult, she loves feeding the death row inmates and makes sure she cooks each of their last suppers - with love ...

    The Last Suppers is a stunning debut novel. It won't be shelved as a mystery, but mystery abounds. Why does prison warden Roscoe love a woman half his age? Why does Ginny Polk stay as head cook in the kitchen? is the story Ginny always heard about her father's death true? I love the de...

    A slice of life book taking place in Louisiana around the time of the civil rights movement, with flashbacks to earlier years. Main character is a young prison cook, Ginny, who prepares meals for men who are about to get the electric chair. Includes some recipes at the end of the book....

    This book is amazing. At first I thought I wouldn't like it and the once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. I devoured this book ...

    I'm more of a non-fiction reader myself, but I was intrigued with the review in a recent Sunday Denver Post. The surprise ending, and also the appendix with the featured recipes (I'm really tempted to try cooking the pork neck stew!) made reading this very worthwhile. ...

    I thought The Last Suppers was pretty good. I give four stars. ...

    I was extremely intrigued by this book's premise as The Help is one of my favorite books. However, I was disappointed that the book only discussed two prisoners that Ginny prepared last meals for before the plot went down the rabbit hole of her own hidden family secrets. I think perha...

    As soon as I read the description of THE LAST SUPPERS I immediately requested an ARC. This riveting debut novel somehow manages to make you feel at home in the kitchen of one of the most desolate places imaginable, a 1950's Louisianna penitentiary. The haunting story is exquisitely dev...

    I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Once I started reading "The Last Suppers" I was transported back in time to a hot and humid kitchen in the deep South. I fell in love with Roscoe, Dot and Ginny and abandoned my family until I was finished. The a...