Justice Is Served: A Tale of Scallops, the Law, and Cooking for RBG

She Writes Pr. Apr. 2023. 288p. ISBN 9781647424589. pap. $17.95. MEMOIR
In this engaging memoir, Karst, a retired attorney and mystery novelist known for her “Sally Solari” series, writes about the nine months she spent planning a dinner party for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg (RBG). A budding chef, Karst was thrilled yet anxious, and she used every opportunity to test menu items on her friends and family. A trip to Paris also turned into a way to sample potential dishes she might serve to RBG. Every visit to a winery became a chance to sample potential wines that could accompany each course of the meal. Readers will see when the menu began to take shape. This book also contains Karst’s own story about how she became an attorney. However, she realized that while she liked her job as a legal researcher, she did not love the law the way RBG did. That led to a resolution to change careers and seek new opportunities as a writer. Interspersed throughout the book are short sections detailing RBG’s career and key cases.
VERDICT This is a lighthearted yet earnest account of an event that changed the author’s life.
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