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Babette's Feast & Other Anecdotes of Destiny - Karen Blixen, Isak Dinesen

It’s hard to write a review for this story. I started it with suspicion – I don’t like religious writing, and too much of this short novelette has to do with faith – but by the end of the story, I had tears in my eyes. The story is not about faith, after all. It is about humanity in all of us and about the artistic talent. It is about beauty in unlikely places. It is about regrets and second chances and being true to yourself. It is a wonderful, feel-good story about people rising above tragedy. And all of it crammed into a short fable-like story that reads almost like a myth.

Read it! Everyone should read it once in their lives.

 

I wish I could’ve been part of Babette’s Feast too. Maybe Babette’s amazing French feast would’ve brought clarity and grace to my life as well. But alas, it only happened in fiction.