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

  • Dawn
    Jun 04, 2019

    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...

    I think that most of us are attracted to controversial themes. After all, what is reading if not an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues that have shaped the world we live in? The issue of death penalty is one of the most discussed and divisive with strong opinions both in fav...

    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...

    4.25 stars How time can turn the tide. The cover up of a lie, a murder, and the guilt of a lifetime are the basis of this book. In addition to how the truth will start the healing process, for everyone involved. Ginny is the head cook at a Louisianan prison. Roscoe is it's Warde...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak has been compared to The Help and Dead Man Walking; I believe that this book can stand on its own. Set in Louisiana in the late 1950s with looks back several decades earlier, Ms Mikulencak?s story of Ginny Polk is one that is likely to stay with m...

    Not my cup of tea but it is well-written and a nice enough story. Just too "flowery" and overly-sentimental for my liking. I kept reading the book even though I dislike this writing style, because I was intrigued by the book blurb. However, there wasn't so much about the protagonist's ...

    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 ...

    Netgalley #36 Many thanks go to the author, Kensington Books, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. A young woman named Ginny is hired at the prison where her father worked before he was killed to cook in the kitchen. She is in a relati...

    This is the story of Ginny Polk, a cook at the Greenmount Penitentiary in Louisiana in the 1950s. She becomes known for cooking last supper requests for the inmates on Death Row. He father had been a prison guard there until is murder when she was just a young girl. Her mother, Miriam,...

    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...

    This is... just not capturing me as much as I would like it to. Back to the library you go! ...

    If you had to choose what your last supper would be, what would you ask for? This is a thought provoking and moving story. The thought process and care that Ginny put into planning and making the last suppers for Death Row inmates before their execution, became an obsession for her tha...

  • Good Book Fairy
    Jan 22, 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...

    I think that most of us are attracted to controversial themes. After all, what is reading if not an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues that have shaped the world we live in? The issue of death penalty is one of the most discussed and divisive with strong opinions both in fav...

    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...

    4.25 stars How time can turn the tide. The cover up of a lie, a murder, and the guilt of a lifetime are the basis of this book. In addition to how the truth will start the healing process, for everyone involved. Ginny is the head cook at a Louisianan prison. Roscoe is it's Warde...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak has been compared to The Help and Dead Man Walking; I believe that this book can stand on its own. Set in Louisiana in the late 1950s with looks back several decades earlier, Ms Mikulencak?s story of Ginny Polk is one that is likely to stay with m...

    Not my cup of tea but it is well-written and a nice enough story. Just too "flowery" and overly-sentimental for my liking. I kept reading the book even though I dislike this writing style, because I was intrigued by the book blurb. However, there wasn't so much about the protagonist's ...

    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 ...

    Netgalley #36 Many thanks go to the author, Kensington Books, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. A young woman named Ginny is hired at the prison where her father worked before he was killed to cook in the kitchen. She is in a relati...

    This is the story of Ginny Polk, a cook at the Greenmount Penitentiary in Louisiana in the 1950s. She becomes known for cooking last supper requests for the inmates on Death Row. He father had been a prison guard there until is murder when she was just a young girl. Her mother, Miriam,...

    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...

    This is... just not capturing me as much as I would like it to. Back to the library you go! ...

    If you had to choose what your last supper would be, what would you ask for? This is a thought provoking and moving story. The thought process and care that Ginny put into planning and making the last suppers for Death Row inmates before their execution, became an obsession for her tha...

    4.5 stars. Ginny Polk has compassion for the prisoners on death row at the Greenmount State Penitentiary where her father worked before he was murdered. She works in the prison kitchen along with her friend, Dot. Together they prepare meals for the last supper before the electric chair...

    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 ...

    3.5 rating. While I found this book to be a bit depressing and dark, it was well written. A young girl who is forced to watch the execution of her fathers murderer and grows up to become a cook in the same Louisiana state penitentiary insisting on cooking a final meal for the inmates b...

    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....

    Set in the 1950's, The Last Suppers tells a story of a prison cook who prepares final meals for death row inmates prior to execution. This is when doing this was frowned upon. Ginny Polk has a tender side of her that wants to give the inmates something to cherish before their final day...

    A book that was difficult to put down, The Last Suppers delivers a great big helping of Southern-fried historical fiction. The combination of comfort food (recipes included!), racial unrest and the Louisiana correctional system is unique to this reader. The character of Ginny is one wi...

    3.5 stars For more like this visit www.goodbookfairy.com The premise of The Last Suppers put this at the top of my TBR list. The idea of a woman giving a bit of comfort and humanity to death row inmates was indeed unique, especially because it wasn?t allowed. The protagonist, Ginn...

  • Elizabeth
    May 22, 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...

    I think that most of us are attracted to controversial themes. After all, what is reading if not an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues that have shaped the world we live in? The issue of death penalty is one of the most discussed and divisive with strong opinions both in fav...

    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...

    4.25 stars How time can turn the tide. The cover up of a lie, a murder, and the guilt of a lifetime are the basis of this book. In addition to how the truth will start the healing process, for everyone involved. Ginny is the head cook at a Louisianan prison. Roscoe is it's Warde...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak has been compared to The Help and Dead Man Walking; I believe that this book can stand on its own. Set in Louisiana in the late 1950s with looks back several decades earlier, Ms Mikulencak?s story of Ginny Polk is one that is likely to stay with m...

    Not my cup of tea but it is well-written and a nice enough story. Just too "flowery" and overly-sentimental for my liking. I kept reading the book even though I dislike this writing style, because I was intrigued by the book blurb. However, there wasn't so much about the protagonist's ...

    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 ...

    Netgalley #36 Many thanks go to the author, Kensington Books, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. A young woman named Ginny is hired at the prison where her father worked before he was killed to cook in the kitchen. She is in a relati...

    This is the story of Ginny Polk, a cook at the Greenmount Penitentiary in Louisiana in the 1950s. She becomes known for cooking last supper requests for the inmates on Death Row. He father had been a prison guard there until is murder when she was just a young girl. Her mother, Miriam,...

    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...

    This is... just not capturing me as much as I would like it to. Back to the library you go! ...

  • 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...

    I think that most of us are attracted to controversial themes. After all, what is reading if not an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues that have shaped the world we live in? The issue of death penalty is one of the most discussed and divisive with strong opinions both in fav...

    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...

    4.25 stars How time can turn the tide. The cover up of a lie, a murder, and the guilt of a lifetime are the basis of this book. In addition to how the truth will start the healing process, for everyone involved. Ginny is the head cook at a Louisianan prison. Roscoe is it's Warde...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak has been compared to The Help and Dead Man Walking; I believe that this book can stand on its own. Set in Louisiana in the late 1950s with looks back several decades earlier, Ms Mikulencak?s story of Ginny Polk is one that is likely to stay with m...

    Not my cup of tea but it is well-written and a nice enough story. Just too "flowery" and overly-sentimental for my liking. I kept reading the book even though I dislike this writing style, because I was intrigued by the book blurb. However, there wasn't so much about the protagonist's ...

    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 ...

    Netgalley #36 Many thanks go to the author, Kensington Books, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. A young woman named Ginny is hired at the prison where her father worked before he was killed to cook in the kitchen. She is in a relati...

    This is the story of Ginny Polk, a cook at the Greenmount Penitentiary in Louisiana in the 1950s. She becomes known for cooking last supper requests for the inmates on Death Row. He father had been a prison guard there until is murder when she was just a young girl. Her mother, Miriam,...

    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 ...

  • Natalie
    Mar 29, 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...

    I think that most of us are attracted to controversial themes. After all, what is reading if not an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues that have shaped the world we live in? The issue of death penalty is one of the most discussed and divisive with strong opinions both in fav...

    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...

    4.25 stars How time can turn the tide. The cover up of a lie, a murder, and the guilt of a lifetime are the basis of this book. In addition to how the truth will start the healing process, for everyone involved. Ginny is the head cook at a Louisianan prison. Roscoe is it's Warde...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak has been compared to The Help and Dead Man Walking; I believe that this book can stand on its own. Set in Louisiana in the late 1950s with looks back several decades earlier, Ms Mikulencak?s story of Ginny Polk is one that is likely to stay with m...

    Not my cup of tea but it is well-written and a nice enough story. Just too "flowery" and overly-sentimental for my liking. I kept reading the book even though I dislike this writing style, because I was intrigued by the book blurb. However, there wasn't so much about the protagonist's ...

    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 ...

    Netgalley #36 Many thanks go to the author, Kensington Books, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. A young woman named Ginny is hired at the prison where her father worked before he was killed to cook in the kitchen. She is in a relati...

    This is the story of Ginny Polk, a cook at the Greenmount Penitentiary in Louisiana in the 1950s. She becomes known for cooking last supper requests for the inmates on Death Row. He father had been a prison guard there until is murder when she was just a young girl. Her mother, Miriam,...

    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...

    This is... just not capturing me as much as I would like it to. Back to the library you go! ...

    If you had to choose what your last supper would be, what would you ask for? This is a thought provoking and moving story. The thought process and care that Ginny put into planning and making the last suppers for Death Row inmates before their execution, became an obsession for her tha...

    4.5 stars. Ginny Polk has compassion for the prisoners on death row at the Greenmount State Penitentiary where her father worked before he was murdered. She works in the prison kitchen along with her friend, Dot. Together they prepare meals for the last supper before the electric chair...

    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 ...

    3.5 rating. While I found this book to be a bit depressing and dark, it was well written. A young girl who is forced to watch the execution of her fathers murderer and grows up to become a cook in the same Louisiana state penitentiary insisting on cooking a final meal for the inmates b...

    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....

    Set in the 1950's, The Last Suppers tells a story of a prison cook who prepares final meals for death row inmates prior to execution. This is when doing this was frowned upon. Ginny Polk has a tender side of her that wants to give the inmates something to cherish before their final day...

    A book that was difficult to put down, The Last Suppers delivers a great big helping of Southern-fried historical fiction. The combination of comfort food (recipes included!), racial unrest and the Louisiana correctional system is unique to this reader. The character of Ginny is one wi...

  • Jenna
    Sep 15, 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...

    I think that most of us are attracted to controversial themes. After all, what is reading if not an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues that have shaped the world we live in? The issue of death penalty is one of the most discussed and divisive with strong opinions both in fav...

    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...

    4.25 stars How time can turn the tide. The cover up of a lie, a murder, and the guilt of a lifetime are the basis of this book. In addition to how the truth will start the healing process, for everyone involved. Ginny is the head cook at a Louisianan prison. Roscoe is it's Warde...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak has been compared to The Help and Dead Man Walking; I believe that this book can stand on its own. Set in Louisiana in the late 1950s with looks back several decades earlier, Ms Mikulencak?s story of Ginny Polk is one that is likely to stay with m...

    Not my cup of tea but it is well-written and a nice enough story. Just too "flowery" and overly-sentimental for my liking. I kept reading the book even though I dislike this writing style, because I was intrigued by the book blurb. However, there wasn't so much about the protagonist's ...

  • 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...

    I think that most of us are attracted to controversial themes. After all, what is reading if not an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues that have shaped the world we live in? The issue of death penalty is one of the most discussed and divisive with strong opinions both in fav...

    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 ...

  • ♥ Sandi ❣
    Feb 27, 2019

    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...

    I think that most of us are attracted to controversial themes. After all, what is reading if not an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues that have shaped the world we live in? The issue of death penalty is one of the most discussed and divisive with strong opinions both in fav...

    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...

    4.25 stars How time can turn the tide. The cover up of a lie, a murder, and the guilt of a lifetime are the basis of this book. In addition to how the truth will start the healing process, for everyone involved. Ginny is the head cook at a Louisianan prison. Roscoe is it's Warde...

  • 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...

    I think that most of us are attracted to controversial themes. After all, what is reading if not an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues that have shaped the world we live in? The issue of death penalty is one of the most discussed and divisive with strong opinions both in fav...

    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...

    4.25 stars How time can turn the tide. The cover up of a lie, a murder, and the guilt of a lifetime are the basis of this book. In addition to how the truth will start the healing process, for everyone involved. Ginny is the head cook at a Louisianan prison. Roscoe is it's Warde...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak has been compared to The Help and Dead Man Walking; I believe that this book can stand on its own. Set in Louisiana in the late 1950s with looks back several decades earlier, Ms Mikulencak?s story of Ginny Polk is one that is likely to stay with m...

    Not my cup of tea but it is well-written and a nice enough story. Just too "flowery" and overly-sentimental for my liking. I kept reading the book even though I dislike this writing style, because I was intrigued by the book blurb. However, there wasn't so much about the protagonist's ...

    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 ...

    Netgalley #36 Many thanks go to the author, Kensington Books, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. A young woman named Ginny is hired at the prison where her father worked before he was killed to cook in the kitchen. She is in a relati...

    This is the story of Ginny Polk, a cook at the Greenmount Penitentiary in Louisiana in the 1950s. She becomes known for cooking last supper requests for the inmates on Death Row. He father had been a prison guard there until is murder when she was just a young girl. Her mother, Miriam,...

    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...

    I think that most of us are attracted to controversial themes. After all, what is reading if not an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues that have shaped the world we live in? The issue of death penalty is one of the most discussed and divisive with strong opinions both in fav...

    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...

    4.25 stars How time can turn the tide. The cover up of a lie, a murder, and the guilt of a lifetime are the basis of this book. In addition to how the truth will start the healing process, for everyone involved. Ginny is the head cook at a Louisianan prison. Roscoe is it's Warde...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak has been compared to The Help and Dead Man Walking; I believe that this book can stand on its own. Set in Louisiana in the late 1950s with looks back several decades earlier, Ms Mikulencak?s story of Ginny Polk is one that is likely to stay with m...

    Not my cup of tea but it is well-written and a nice enough story. Just too "flowery" and overly-sentimental for my liking. I kept reading the book even though I dislike this writing style, because I was intrigued by the book blurb. However, there wasn't so much about the protagonist's ...

    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 ...

    Netgalley #36 Many thanks go to the author, Kensington Books, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. A young woman named Ginny is hired at the prison where her father worked before he was killed to cook in the kitchen. She is in a relati...

    This is the story of Ginny Polk, a cook at the Greenmount Penitentiary in Louisiana in the 1950s. She becomes known for cooking last supper requests for the inmates on Death Row. He father had been a prison guard there until is murder when she was just a young girl. Her mother, Miriam,...

    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...

    This is... just not capturing me as much as I would like it to. Back to the library you go! ...

    If you had to choose what your last supper would be, what would you ask for? This is a thought provoking and moving story. The thought process and care that Ginny put into planning and making the last suppers for Death Row inmates before their execution, became an obsession for her tha...

    4.5 stars. Ginny Polk has compassion for the prisoners on death row at the Greenmount State Penitentiary where her father worked before he was murdered. She works in the prison kitchen along with her friend, Dot. Together they prepare meals for the last supper before the electric chair...

    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 ...

    3.5 rating. While I found this book to be a bit depressing and dark, it was well written. A young girl who is forced to watch the execution of her fathers murderer and grows up to become a cook in the same Louisiana state penitentiary insisting on cooking a final meal for the inmates b...

    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....

    Set in the 1950's, The Last Suppers tells a story of a prison cook who prepares final meals for death row inmates prior to execution. This is when doing this was frowned upon. Ginny Polk has a tender side of her that wants to give the inmates something to cherish before their final day...

    A book that was difficult to put down, The Last Suppers delivers a great big helping of Southern-fried historical fiction. The combination of comfort food (recipes included!), racial unrest and the Louisiana correctional system is unique to this reader. The character of Ginny is one wi...

    3.5 stars For more like this visit www.goodbookfairy.com The premise of The Last Suppers put this at the top of my TBR list. The idea of a woman giving a bit of comfort and humanity to death row inmates was indeed unique, especially because it wasn?t allowed. The protagonist, Ginn...

    ?The Last Suppers? is a story set in a Louisiana between the 1930?s and 1950?s. The KKK was dominant and prison reform was an aspirant idea. Main character Ginny Polk is the prison cook for the fictitious Greenmount State Penitentiary. Ginny grew up around the prison; her fathe...

    Interesting story that is the brain child of The Help and The Shawshank Redemption. It's a love story, history piece, and somewhat coming of age fictional book. I enjoyed the relationships Ginny had with her mother, Dot, and her "boyfriend" Roscoe. I also enjoyed the recipes at the end...

    3.5 stars. I liked this novel very much, with its attention to Ginny?s cooking, and her love for the prison?s warden. Her heart was always in the right place, which made it impossible not to like her. Not sure what I liked more about Ginny - her insistence on perfecting last meals,...

    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...

  • Elizabeth (Literary Hoarders)
    Mar 10, 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...

    I think that most of us are attracted to controversial themes. After all, what is reading if not an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues that have shaped the world we live in? The issue of death penalty is one of the most discussed and divisive with strong opinions both in fav...

    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...

    4.25 stars How time can turn the tide. The cover up of a lie, a murder, and the guilt of a lifetime are the basis of this book. In addition to how the truth will start the healing process, for everyone involved. Ginny is the head cook at a Louisianan prison. Roscoe is it's Warde...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak has been compared to The Help and Dead Man Walking; I believe that this book can stand on its own. Set in Louisiana in the late 1950s with looks back several decades earlier, Ms Mikulencak?s story of Ginny Polk is one that is likely to stay with m...

    Not my cup of tea but it is well-written and a nice enough story. Just too "flowery" and overly-sentimental for my liking. I kept reading the book even though I dislike this writing style, because I was intrigued by the book blurb. However, there wasn't so much about the protagonist's ...

    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 ...

    Netgalley #36 Many thanks go to the author, Kensington Books, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. A young woman named Ginny is hired at the prison where her father worked before he was killed to cook in the kitchen. She is in a relati...

    This is the story of Ginny Polk, a cook at the Greenmount Penitentiary in Louisiana in the 1950s. She becomes known for cooking last supper requests for the inmates on Death Row. He father had been a prison guard there until is murder when she was just a young girl. Her mother, Miriam,...

    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...

    This is... just not capturing me as much as I would like it to. Back to the library you go! ...

    If you had to choose what your last supper would be, what would you ask for? This is a thought provoking and moving story. The thought process and care that Ginny put into planning and making the last suppers for Death Row inmates before their execution, became an obsession for her tha...

    4.5 stars. Ginny Polk has compassion for the prisoners on death row at the Greenmount State Penitentiary where her father worked before he was murdered. She works in the prison kitchen along with her friend, Dot. Together they prepare meals for the last supper before the electric chair...

    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 ...

    3.5 rating. While I found this book to be a bit depressing and dark, it was well written. A young girl who is forced to watch the execution of her fathers murderer and grows up to become a cook in the same Louisiana state penitentiary insisting on cooking a final meal for the inmates b...

    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....

    Set in the 1950's, The Last Suppers tells a story of a prison cook who prepares final meals for death row inmates prior to execution. This is when doing this was frowned upon. Ginny Polk has a tender side of her that wants to give the inmates something to cherish before their final day...

    A book that was difficult to put down, The Last Suppers delivers a great big helping of Southern-fried historical fiction. The combination of comfort food (recipes included!), racial unrest and the Louisiana correctional system is unique to this reader. The character of Ginny is one wi...

    3.5 stars For more like this visit www.goodbookfairy.com The premise of The Last Suppers put this at the top of my TBR list. The idea of a woman giving a bit of comfort and humanity to death row inmates was indeed unique, especially because it wasn?t allowed. The protagonist, Ginn...

    ?The Last Suppers? is a story set in a Louisiana between the 1930?s and 1950?s. The KKK was dominant and prison reform was an aspirant idea. Main character Ginny Polk is the prison cook for the fictitious Greenmount State Penitentiary. Ginny grew up around the prison; her fathe...

    Interesting story that is the brain child of The Help and The Shawshank Redemption. It's a love story, history piece, and somewhat coming of age fictional book. I enjoyed the relationships Ginny had with her mother, Dot, and her "boyfriend" Roscoe. I also enjoyed the recipes at the end...

    3.5 stars. I liked this novel very much, with its attention to Ginny?s cooking, and her love for the prison?s warden. Her heart was always in the right place, which made it impossible not to like her. Not sure what I liked more about Ginny - her insistence on perfecting last meals,...

  • BAM The Bibliomaniac
    Apr 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...

    I think that most of us are attracted to controversial themes. After all, what is reading if not an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues that have shaped the world we live in? The issue of death penalty is one of the most discussed and divisive with strong opinions both in fav...

    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...

    4.25 stars How time can turn the tide. The cover up of a lie, a murder, and the guilt of a lifetime are the basis of this book. In addition to how the truth will start the healing process, for everyone involved. Ginny is the head cook at a Louisianan prison. Roscoe is it's Warde...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak has been compared to The Help and Dead Man Walking; I believe that this book can stand on its own. Set in Louisiana in the late 1950s with looks back several decades earlier, Ms Mikulencak?s story of Ginny Polk is one that is likely to stay with m...

    Not my cup of tea but it is well-written and a nice enough story. Just too "flowery" and overly-sentimental for my liking. I kept reading the book even though I dislike this writing style, because I was intrigued by the book blurb. However, there wasn't so much about the protagonist's ...

    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 ...

    Netgalley #36 Many thanks go to the author, Kensington Books, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. A young woman named Ginny is hired at the prison where her father worked before he was killed to cook in the kitchen. She is in a relati...

  • Stacey
    Feb 28, 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...

    I think that most of us are attracted to controversial themes. After all, what is reading if not an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues that have shaped the world we live in? The issue of death penalty is one of the most discussed and divisive with strong opinions both in fav...

    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...

    4.25 stars How time can turn the tide. The cover up of a lie, a murder, and the guilt of a lifetime are the basis of this book. In addition to how the truth will start the healing process, for everyone involved. Ginny is the head cook at a Louisianan prison. Roscoe is it's Warde...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak has been compared to The Help and Dead Man Walking; I believe that this book can stand on its own. Set in Louisiana in the late 1950s with looks back several decades earlier, Ms Mikulencak?s story of Ginny Polk is one that is likely to stay with m...

    Not my cup of tea but it is well-written and a nice enough story. Just too "flowery" and overly-sentimental for my liking. I kept reading the book even though I dislike this writing style, because I was intrigued by the book blurb. However, there wasn't so much about the protagonist's ...

    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 ...

    Netgalley #36 Many thanks go to the author, Kensington Books, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. A young woman named Ginny is hired at the prison where her father worked before he was killed to cook in the kitchen. She is in a relati...

    This is the story of Ginny Polk, a cook at the Greenmount Penitentiary in Louisiana in the 1950s. She becomes known for cooking last supper requests for the inmates on Death Row. He father had been a prison guard there until is murder when she was just a young girl. Her mother, Miriam,...

    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...

    This is... just not capturing me as much as I would like it to. Back to the library you go! ...

    If you had to choose what your last supper would be, what would you ask for? This is a thought provoking and moving story. The thought process and care that Ginny put into planning and making the last suppers for Death Row inmates before their execution, became an obsession for her tha...

    4.5 stars. Ginny Polk has compassion for the prisoners on death row at the Greenmount State Penitentiary where her father worked before he was murdered. She works in the prison kitchen along with her friend, Dot. Together they prepare meals for the last supper before the electric chair...

    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 ...

    3.5 rating. While I found this book to be a bit depressing and dark, it was well written. A young girl who is forced to watch the execution of her fathers murderer and grows up to become a cook in the same Louisiana state penitentiary insisting on cooking a final meal for the inmates b...

    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....

    Set in the 1950's, The Last Suppers tells a story of a prison cook who prepares final meals for death row inmates prior to execution. This is when doing this was frowned upon. Ginny Polk has a tender side of her that wants to give the inmates something to cherish before their final day...

    A book that was difficult to put down, The Last Suppers delivers a great big helping of Southern-fried historical fiction. The combination of comfort food (recipes included!), racial unrest and the Louisiana correctional system is unique to this reader. The character of Ginny is one wi...

    3.5 stars For more like this visit www.goodbookfairy.com The premise of The Last Suppers put this at the top of my TBR list. The idea of a woman giving a bit of comfort and humanity to death row inmates was indeed unique, especially because it wasn?t allowed. The protagonist, Ginn...

    ?The Last Suppers? is a story set in a Louisiana between the 1930?s and 1950?s. The KKK was dominant and prison reform was an aspirant idea. Main character Ginny Polk is the prison cook for the fictitious Greenmount State Penitentiary. Ginny grew up around the prison; her fathe...

    Interesting story that is the brain child of The Help and The Shawshank Redemption. It's a love story, history piece, and somewhat coming of age fictional book. I enjoyed the relationships Ginny had with her mother, Dot, and her "boyfriend" Roscoe. I also enjoyed the recipes at the end...

  • Carole
    Feb 15, 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...

    I think that most of us are attracted to controversial themes. After all, what is reading if not an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues that have shaped the world we live in? The issue of death penalty is one of the most discussed and divisive with strong opinions both in fav...

    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...

    4.25 stars How time can turn the tide. The cover up of a lie, a murder, and the guilt of a lifetime are the basis of this book. In addition to how the truth will start the healing process, for everyone involved. Ginny is the head cook at a Louisianan prison. Roscoe is it's Warde...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak has been compared to The Help and Dead Man Walking; I believe that this book can stand on its own. Set in Louisiana in the late 1950s with looks back several decades earlier, Ms Mikulencak?s story of Ginny Polk is one that is likely to stay with m...

    Not my cup of tea but it is well-written and a nice enough story. Just too "flowery" and overly-sentimental for my liking. I kept reading the book even though I dislike this writing style, because I was intrigued by the book blurb. However, there wasn't so much about the protagonist's ...

    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 ...

    Netgalley #36 Many thanks go to the author, Kensington Books, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. A young woman named Ginny is hired at the prison where her father worked before he was killed to cook in the kitchen. She is in a relati...

    This is the story of Ginny Polk, a cook at the Greenmount Penitentiary in Louisiana in the 1950s. She becomes known for cooking last supper requests for the inmates on Death Row. He father had been a prison guard there until is murder when she was just a young girl. Her mother, Miriam,...

    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...

    This is... just not capturing me as much as I would like it to. Back to the library you go! ...

    If you had to choose what your last supper would be, what would you ask for? This is a thought provoking and moving story. The thought process and care that Ginny put into planning and making the last suppers for Death Row inmates before their execution, became an obsession for her tha...

    4.5 stars. Ginny Polk has compassion for the prisoners on death row at the Greenmount State Penitentiary where her father worked before he was murdered. She works in the prison kitchen along with her friend, Dot. Together they prepare meals for the last supper before the electric chair...

  • 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...

    I think that most of us are attracted to controversial themes. After all, what is reading if not an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues that have shaped the world we live in? The issue of death penalty is one of the most discussed and divisive with strong opinions both in fav...

    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...

    I think that most of us are attracted to controversial themes. After all, what is reading if not an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues that have shaped the world we live in? The issue of death penalty is one of the most discussed and divisive with strong opinions both in fav...

    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...

    4.25 stars How time can turn the tide. The cover up of a lie, a murder, and the guilt of a lifetime are the basis of this book. In addition to how the truth will start the healing process, for everyone involved. Ginny is the head cook at a Louisianan prison. Roscoe is it's Warde...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak has been compared to The Help and Dead Man Walking; I believe that this book can stand on its own. Set in Louisiana in the late 1950s with looks back several decades earlier, Ms Mikulencak?s story of Ginny Polk is one that is likely to stay with m...

    Not my cup of tea but it is well-written and a nice enough story. Just too "flowery" and overly-sentimental for my liking. I kept reading the book even though I dislike this writing style, because I was intrigued by the book blurb. However, there wasn't so much about the protagonist's ...

    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 ...

    Netgalley #36 Many thanks go to the author, Kensington Books, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. A young woman named Ginny is hired at the prison where her father worked before he was killed to cook in the kitchen. She is in a relati...

    This is the story of Ginny Polk, a cook at the Greenmount Penitentiary in Louisiana in the 1950s. She becomes known for cooking last supper requests for the inmates on Death Row. He father had been a prison guard there until is murder when she was just a young girl. Her mother, Miriam,...

    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...

    This is... just not capturing me as much as I would like it to. Back to the library you go! ...

    If you had to choose what your last supper would be, what would you ask for? This is a thought provoking and moving story. The thought process and care that Ginny put into planning and making the last suppers for Death Row inmates before their execution, became an obsession for her tha...

    4.5 stars. Ginny Polk has compassion for the prisoners on death row at the Greenmount State Penitentiary where her father worked before he was murdered. She works in the prison kitchen along with her friend, Dot. Together they prepare meals for the last supper before the electric chair...

    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 ...

    3.5 rating. While I found this book to be a bit depressing and dark, it was well written. A young girl who is forced to watch the execution of her fathers murderer and grows up to become a cook in the same Louisiana state penitentiary insisting on cooking a final meal for the inmates b...

    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...

    I think that most of us are attracted to controversial themes. After all, what is reading if not an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues that have shaped the world we live in? The issue of death penalty is one of the most discussed and divisive with strong opinions both in fav...

    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...

    4.25 stars How time can turn the tide. The cover up of a lie, a murder, and the guilt of a lifetime are the basis of this book. In addition to how the truth will start the healing process, for everyone involved. Ginny is the head cook at a Louisianan prison. Roscoe is it's Warde...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak has been compared to The Help and Dead Man Walking; I believe that this book can stand on its own. Set in Louisiana in the late 1950s with looks back several decades earlier, Ms Mikulencak?s story of Ginny Polk is one that is likely to stay with m...

    Not my cup of tea but it is well-written and a nice enough story. Just too "flowery" and overly-sentimental for my liking. I kept reading the book even though I dislike this writing style, because I was intrigued by the book blurb. However, there wasn't so much about the protagonist's ...

    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 ...

    Netgalley #36 Many thanks go to the author, Kensington Books, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. A young woman named Ginny is hired at the prison where her father worked before he was killed to cook in the kitchen. She is in a relati...

    This is the story of Ginny Polk, a cook at the Greenmount Penitentiary in Louisiana in the 1950s. She becomes known for cooking last supper requests for the inmates on Death Row. He father had been a prison guard there until is murder when she was just a young girl. Her mother, Miriam,...

    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...

    This is... just not capturing me as much as I would like it to. Back to the library you go! ...

    If you had to choose what your last supper would be, what would you ask for? This is a thought provoking and moving story. The thought process and care that Ginny put into planning and making the last suppers for Death Row inmates before their execution, became an obsession for her tha...

    4.5 stars. Ginny Polk has compassion for the prisoners on death row at the Greenmount State Penitentiary where her father worked before he was murdered. She works in the prison kitchen along with her friend, Dot. Together they prepare meals for the last supper before the electric chair...

    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 ...

    3.5 rating. While I found this book to be a bit depressing and dark, it was well written. A young girl who is forced to watch the execution of her fathers murderer and grows up to become a cook in the same Louisiana state penitentiary insisting on cooking a final meal for the inmates b...

    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....

    Set in the 1950's, The Last Suppers tells a story of a prison cook who prepares final meals for death row inmates prior to execution. This is when doing this was frowned upon. Ginny Polk has a tender side of her that wants to give the inmates something to cherish before their final day...

    A book that was difficult to put down, The Last Suppers delivers a great big helping of Southern-fried historical fiction. The combination of comfort food (recipes included!), racial unrest and the Louisiana correctional system is unique to this reader. The character of Ginny is one wi...

    3.5 stars For more like this visit www.goodbookfairy.com The premise of The Last Suppers put this at the top of my TBR list. The idea of a woman giving a bit of comfort and humanity to death row inmates was indeed unique, especially because it wasn?t allowed. The protagonist, Ginn...

    ?The Last Suppers? is a story set in a Louisiana between the 1930?s and 1950?s. The KKK was dominant and prison reform was an aspirant idea. Main character Ginny Polk is the prison cook for the fictitious Greenmount State Penitentiary. Ginny grew up around the prison; her fathe...

    Interesting story that is the brain child of The Help and The Shawshank Redemption. It's a love story, history piece, and somewhat coming of age fictional book. I enjoyed the relationships Ginny had with her mother, Dot, and her "boyfriend" Roscoe. I also enjoyed the recipes at the end...

    3.5 stars. I liked this novel very much, with its attention to Ginny?s cooking, and her love for the prison?s warden. Her heart was always in the right place, which made it impossible not to like her. Not sure what I liked more about Ginny - her insistence on perfecting last meals,...

    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...

    I think that most of us are attracted to controversial themes. After all, what is reading if not an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues that have shaped the world we live in? The issue of death penalty is one of the most discussed and divisive with strong opinions both in fav...

    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 - Traveling Sister
    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...

    I think that most of us are attracted to controversial themes. After all, what is reading if not an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues that have shaped the world we live in? The issue of death penalty is one of the most discussed and divisive with strong opinions both in fav...

    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...

    I think that most of us are attracted to controversial themes. After all, what is reading if not an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues that have shaped the world we live in? The issue of death penalty is one of the most discussed and divisive with strong opinions both in fav...

    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...

    4.25 stars How time can turn the tide. The cover up of a lie, a murder, and the guilt of a lifetime are the basis of this book. In addition to how the truth will start the healing process, for everyone involved. Ginny is the head cook at a Louisianan prison. Roscoe is it's Warde...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak has been compared to The Help and Dead Man Walking; I believe that this book can stand on its own. Set in Louisiana in the late 1950s with looks back several decades earlier, Ms Mikulencak?s story of Ginny Polk is one that is likely to stay with m...

    Not my cup of tea but it is well-written and a nice enough story. Just too "flowery" and overly-sentimental for my liking. I kept reading the book even though I dislike this writing style, because I was intrigued by the book blurb. However, there wasn't so much about the protagonist's ...

    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 ...

  • Barbara
    Mar 29, 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...

    I think that most of us are attracted to controversial themes. After all, what is reading if not an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues that have shaped the world we live in? The issue of death penalty is one of the most discussed and divisive with strong opinions both in fav...

    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...

    4.25 stars How time can turn the tide. The cover up of a lie, a murder, and the guilt of a lifetime are the basis of this book. In addition to how the truth will start the healing process, for everyone involved. Ginny is the head cook at a Louisianan prison. Roscoe is it's Warde...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak has been compared to The Help and Dead Man Walking; I believe that this book can stand on its own. Set in Louisiana in the late 1950s with looks back several decades earlier, Ms Mikulencak?s story of Ginny Polk is one that is likely to stay with m...

    Not my cup of tea but it is well-written and a nice enough story. Just too "flowery" and overly-sentimental for my liking. I kept reading the book even though I dislike this writing style, because I was intrigued by the book blurb. However, there wasn't so much about the protagonist's ...

    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 ...

    Netgalley #36 Many thanks go to the author, Kensington Books, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. A young woman named Ginny is hired at the prison where her father worked before he was killed to cook in the kitchen. She is in a relati...

    This is the story of Ginny Polk, a cook at the Greenmount Penitentiary in Louisiana in the 1950s. She becomes known for cooking last supper requests for the inmates on Death Row. He father had been a prison guard there until is murder when she was just a young girl. Her mother, Miriam,...

    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...

    This is... just not capturing me as much as I would like it to. Back to the library you go! ...

    If you had to choose what your last supper would be, what would you ask for? This is a thought provoking and moving story. The thought process and care that Ginny put into planning and making the last suppers for Death Row inmates before their execution, became an obsession for her tha...

    4.5 stars. Ginny Polk has compassion for the prisoners on death row at the Greenmount State Penitentiary where her father worked before he was murdered. She works in the prison kitchen along with her friend, Dot. Together they prepare meals for the last supper before the electric chair...

    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 ...

    3.5 rating. While I found this book to be a bit depressing and dark, it was well written. A young girl who is forced to watch the execution of her fathers murderer and grows up to become a cook in the same Louisiana state penitentiary insisting on cooking a final meal for the inmates b...

    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....

    Set in the 1950's, The Last Suppers tells a story of a prison cook who prepares final meals for death row inmates prior to execution. This is when doing this was frowned upon. Ginny Polk has a tender side of her that wants to give the inmates something to cherish before their final day...

    A book that was difficult to put down, The Last Suppers delivers a great big helping of Southern-fried historical fiction. The combination of comfort food (recipes included!), racial unrest and the Louisiana correctional system is unique to this reader. The character of Ginny is one wi...

    3.5 stars For more like this visit www.goodbookfairy.com The premise of The Last Suppers put this at the top of my TBR list. The idea of a woman giving a bit of comfort and humanity to death row inmates was indeed unique, especially because it wasn?t allowed. The protagonist, Ginn...

    ?The Last Suppers? is a story set in a Louisiana between the 1930?s and 1950?s. The KKK was dominant and prison reform was an aspirant idea. Main character Ginny Polk is the prison cook for the fictitious Greenmount State Penitentiary. Ginny grew up around the prison; her fathe...

  • Lynn
    Mar 30, 2019

    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...

    I think that most of us are attracted to controversial themes. After all, what is reading if not an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues that have shaped the world we live in? The issue of death penalty is one of the most discussed and divisive with strong opinions both in fav...

    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...

    4.25 stars How time can turn the tide. The cover up of a lie, a murder, and the guilt of a lifetime are the basis of this book. In addition to how the truth will start the healing process, for everyone involved. Ginny is the head cook at a Louisianan prison. Roscoe is it's Warde...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak has been compared to The Help and Dead Man Walking; I believe that this book can stand on its own. Set in Louisiana in the late 1950s with looks back several decades earlier, Ms Mikulencak?s story of Ginny Polk is one that is likely to stay with m...

    Not my cup of tea but it is well-written and a nice enough story. Just too "flowery" and overly-sentimental for my liking. I kept reading the book even though I dislike this writing style, because I was intrigued by the book blurb. However, there wasn't so much about the protagonist's ...

    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 ...

    Netgalley #36 Many thanks go to the author, Kensington Books, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. A young woman named Ginny is hired at the prison where her father worked before he was killed to cook in the kitchen. She is in a relati...

    This is the story of Ginny Polk, a cook at the Greenmount Penitentiary in Louisiana in the 1950s. She becomes known for cooking last supper requests for the inmates on Death Row. He father had been a prison guard there until is murder when she was just a young girl. Her mother, Miriam,...

  • Jean
    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...

    I think that most of us are attracted to controversial themes. After all, what is reading if not an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues that have shaped the world we live in? The issue of death penalty is one of the most discussed and divisive with strong opinions both in fav...

    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...

    4.25 stars How time can turn the tide. The cover up of a lie, a murder, and the guilt of a lifetime are the basis of this book. In addition to how the truth will start the healing process, for everyone involved. Ginny is the head cook at a Louisianan prison. Roscoe is it's Warde...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak has been compared to The Help and Dead Man Walking; I believe that this book can stand on its own. Set in Louisiana in the late 1950s with looks back several decades earlier, Ms Mikulencak?s story of Ginny Polk is one that is likely to stay with m...

  • 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...

    I think that most of us are attracted to controversial themes. After all, what is reading if not an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues that have shaped the world we live in? The issue of death penalty is one of the most discussed and divisive with strong opinions both in fav...

    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...

    I think that most of us are attracted to controversial themes. After all, what is reading if not an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues that have shaped the world we live in? The issue of death penalty is one of the most discussed and divisive with strong opinions both in fav...

    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...

    4.25 stars How time can turn the tide. The cover up of a lie, a murder, and the guilt of a lifetime are the basis of this book. In addition to how the truth will start the healing process, for everyone involved. Ginny is the head cook at a Louisianan prison. Roscoe is it's Warde...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak has been compared to The Help and Dead Man Walking; I believe that this book can stand on its own. Set in Louisiana in the late 1950s with looks back several decades earlier, Ms Mikulencak?s story of Ginny Polk is one that is likely to stay with m...

    Not my cup of tea but it is well-written and a nice enough story. Just too "flowery" and overly-sentimental for my liking. I kept reading the book even though I dislike this writing style, because I was intrigued by the book blurb. However, there wasn't so much about the protagonist's ...

    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 ...

    Netgalley #36 Many thanks go to the author, Kensington Books, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. A young woman named Ginny is hired at the prison where her father worked before he was killed to cook in the kitchen. She is in a relati...

    This is the story of Ginny Polk, a cook at the Greenmount Penitentiary in Louisiana in the 1950s. She becomes known for cooking last supper requests for the inmates on Death Row. He father had been a prison guard there until is murder when she was just a young girl. Her mother, Miriam,...

    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...

    This is... just not capturing me as much as I would like it to. Back to the library you go! ...

    If you had to choose what your last supper would be, what would you ask for? This is a thought provoking and moving story. The thought process and care that Ginny put into planning and making the last suppers for Death Row inmates before their execution, became an obsession for her tha...

    4.5 stars. Ginny Polk has compassion for the prisoners on death row at the Greenmount State Penitentiary where her father worked before he was murdered. She works in the prison kitchen along with her friend, Dot. Together they prepare meals for the last supper before the electric chair...

    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 ...

  • Catherine Ritter Guendel
    Jun 29, 2019

    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...

    I think that most of us are attracted to controversial themes. After all, what is reading if not an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues that have shaped the world we live in? The issue of death penalty is one of the most discussed and divisive with strong opinions both in fav...

    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...

    4.25 stars How time can turn the tide. The cover up of a lie, a murder, and the guilt of a lifetime are the basis of this book. In addition to how the truth will start the healing process, for everyone involved. Ginny is the head cook at a Louisianan prison. Roscoe is it's Warde...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak has been compared to The Help and Dead Man Walking; I believe that this book can stand on its own. Set in Louisiana in the late 1950s with looks back several decades earlier, Ms Mikulencak?s story of Ginny Polk is one that is likely to stay with m...

    Not my cup of tea but it is well-written and a nice enough story. Just too "flowery" and overly-sentimental for my liking. I kept reading the book even though I dislike this writing style, because I was intrigued by the book blurb. However, there wasn't so much about the protagonist's ...

    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 ...

    Netgalley #36 Many thanks go to the author, Kensington Books, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. A young woman named Ginny is hired at the prison where her father worked before he was killed to cook in the kitchen. She is in a relati...

    This is the story of Ginny Polk, a cook at the Greenmount Penitentiary in Louisiana in the 1950s. She becomes known for cooking last supper requests for the inmates on Death Row. He father had been a prison guard there until is murder when she was just a young girl. Her mother, Miriam,...

    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...

    This is... just not capturing me as much as I would like it to. Back to the library you go! ...

    If you had to choose what your last supper would be, what would you ask for? This is a thought provoking and moving story. The thought process and care that Ginny put into planning and making the last suppers for Death Row inmates before their execution, became an obsession for her tha...

    4.5 stars. Ginny Polk has compassion for the prisoners on death row at the Greenmount State Penitentiary where her father worked before he was murdered. She works in the prison kitchen along with her friend, Dot. Together they prepare meals for the last supper before the electric chair...

    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 ...

    3.5 rating. While I found this book to be a bit depressing and dark, it was well written. A young girl who is forced to watch the execution of her fathers murderer and grows up to become a cook in the same Louisiana state penitentiary insisting on cooking a final meal for the inmates b...

  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    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...

    I think that most of us are attracted to controversial themes. After all, what is reading if not an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues that have shaped the world we live in? The issue of death penalty is one of the most discussed and divisive with strong opinions both in fav...

    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 ...

  • Heidi Lane
    Aug 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...

    I think that most of us are attracted to controversial themes. After all, what is reading if not an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues that have shaped the world we live in? The issue of death penalty is one of the most discussed and divisive with strong opinions both in fav...

    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...

    4.25 stars How time can turn the tide. The cover up of a lie, a murder, and the guilt of a lifetime are the basis of this book. In addition to how the truth will start the healing process, for everyone involved. Ginny is the head cook at a Louisianan prison. Roscoe is it's Warde...

    The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak has been compared to The Help and Dead Man Walking; I believe that this book can stand on its own. Set in Louisiana in the late 1950s with looks back several decades earlier, Ms Mikulencak?s story of Ginny Polk is one that is likely to stay with m...

    Not my cup of tea but it is well-written and a nice enough story. Just too "flowery" and overly-sentimental for my liking. I kept reading the book even though I dislike this writing style, because I was intrigued by the book blurb. However, there wasn't so much about the protagonist's ...

    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 ...

    Netgalley #36 Many thanks go to the author, Kensington Books, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. A young woman named Ginny is hired at the prison where her father worked before he was killed to cook in the kitchen. She is in a relati...

    This is the story of Ginny Polk, a cook at the Greenmount Penitentiary in Louisiana in the 1950s. She becomes known for cooking last supper requests for the inmates on Death Row. He father had been a prison guard there until is murder when she was just a young girl. Her mother, Miriam,...

    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...

    This is... just not capturing me as much as I would like it to. Back to the library you go! ...

    If you had to choose what your last supper would be, what would you ask for? This is a thought provoking and moving story. The thought process and care that Ginny put into planning and making the last suppers for Death Row inmates before their execution, became an obsession for her tha...

    4.5 stars. Ginny Polk has compassion for the prisoners on death row at the Greenmount State Penitentiary where her father worked before he was murdered. She works in the prison kitchen along with her friend, Dot. Together they prepare meals for the last supper before the electric chair...

    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 ...

    3.5 rating. While I found this book to be a bit depressing and dark, it was well written. A young girl who is forced to watch the execution of her fathers murderer and grows up to become a cook in the same Louisiana state penitentiary insisting on cooking a final meal for the inmates b...

    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....

    Set in the 1950's, The Last Suppers tells a story of a prison cook who prepares final meals for death row inmates prior to execution. This is when doing this was frowned upon. Ginny Polk has a tender side of her that wants to give the inmates something to cherish before their final day...

  • Amalia Gavea
    Apr 03, 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...

    I think that most of us are attracted to controversial themes. After all, what is reading if not an opportunity to take a deeper look into issues that have shaped the world we live in? The issue of death penalty is one of the most discussed and divisive with strong opinions both in fav...