The Dry Grass of August is written in the tradition of Southern fiction, including the emphasis on food. I loved the descriptions of the meals in this book. Food is depicted as a source of pleasure and community. In particular, I like June's description of her disappointing meal at the diner (gluey spaghetti and meatballs) as compared to the delicious lunch at the beach (sandwiches, fresh tomatoes with salt/pepper, etc).
Did anyone else notice the food in the book?