by M.F.K. Fisher
M.F.K. Fisher’s novel is comprised mostly of memoirs—telling stories from her life—before the genre existed. She famously wrote Consider the Oyster, among many others. Featured here, The Theortetical Foot has autobiographical notes, with main characters named for family members and a setting where she once lived. This novel is a tale of August 31, 1938, a day that culminated in a dinner party, told from multiple perspectives.
Jennifer is development director for Edible Ohio Valley and a partner in Th e Fairview Agency. Her career path has allowed her to consider systems, change, and the future. Her husband, Dennis, and their daughter, Jade, are her lifelines as she strives to change the world through local food and meaningful education opportunities—while dreaming of pitching a tent in the wilderness.