Ronald Frame's Havisham is a prequel to Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. How did Miss Havisham become an old lady haunting an old house in a wedding dress? Catherine Havisham is a young woman attempting to overcome the limitations of her family's new money status when she meets a charismatic stranger. Shirley Li reviewed the book for Entertainment Weekly, giving it a grade of B+, "Purists may balk, but Frame has brought a clean, modern sensibility to his rendering of the tale. What the novel lacks in ornate prose, it makes up for with a moody, intensely entrancing plot."
Homeroom is a Mac and Cheese restaurant in Oakland, California. Its owners strive to use local artisan cheeses. Their menu also includes sides, salads, pies and even homemade Oreos. In The Mac + Cheese Cookbook the authors discuss the perfect way to get a crispy top and gooey middle, and includes international recipes as well as twists on old favorites. The Truffle Mac on page 63 looks especially tempting, it includes shitake mushrooms and truffle Gouda. Macximus on page 43 is inspired by spanakopita.