"A welcome little volume. . . . Rudisill has elevated the fruitcake back into its rightful place as an American culinary icon appropriate for any time of the year."
-Midwest Book Review
"[An] enchanting book. Don't be afraid to try a few of the recipes, as they are simple to make and delicious."
-The Bloomsbury Review
From the Inside Flap
is a jaunty little collection of heirloom fruitcake recipes selected by Marie Rudisill from a nineteenth-century family farm journal owned by Sook Faulk, a cousin of Rudisill and Truman Capote, who immortalized Sook in his novella, A Christmas Memory
. Rudisill, made famous as "The Fruitcake Lady" on Jay Leno's Tonight Show
, aims to elevate the much-maligned reputation of what she calls "the queen of cakes" in this book, which features 23 enticing recipes.