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Ohio Company In Pages Of New Stephen King Book
Columbus-based cookbook publisher, Gooseberry Patch, mentioned in Full Dark, No Stars.
Gooseberry Patch co-founder Vickie Hutchins explains how she discovered the reference. "I was talking to my son a few nights ago and he said a friend of his saw us in Stephen King's new book Full Dark, No Stars. So, I Googled 'Stephen King Gooseberry Patch,' and sure enough, we're on page 292!"
During a suspenseful scene in the story, "A Good Marriage," the main character Darcy frantically searches through a box. "She was thumbing as she was thinking, now a quarter of the way down in the stack, and beneath Gooseberry Patch (country décor), she came to something that wasn't a catalogue."
Originally a retail catalog company, Gooseberry Patch started in Delaware, Ohio as a "kitchen table" business selling housewares, home decor and cookbooks. They began publishing their collectible cookbook series in 1992 and have sold over 8 million books to date. In 2010, they were recognized by Nielsen BookScan as national bestselling publishers.
"Now that our cookbooks are available as E-books, perhaps Mr. King can work us in the next time a character is using an E-reader!," says Hutchins.
With print books affordably priced at under $17 and eBooks priced under $13, they're themed with today's time-strapped, budget-conscious families in mind. Many recipes include personal stories from readers, giving the cookbooks a community feel.
Each year, Gooseberry Patch publishes 12 to 14 collectible titles filled with recipes submitted from cooks across the country. For more information, visit www.gooseberrypatch.com.
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Started by two moms, Gooseberry Patch has been publishing cookbooks since 1992 and their offering includes over 150 titles. Each is priced under $17, filled with easy & affordable recipes and geared toward today's time-strapped, budget-conscious family.
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