Writer/editor/Twitter afficionado Ruth Reichl has landed a deal to publish a novel with Random House, the New York Times reports. Called Delicious!, the book will be Reichl's first fiction novel, and will tell the story of "a young woman who discovers a cache of secret letters written by a girl during World War II and, inspired by them, finally comes to terms with her own family's tragedy."
Back in 2010, following the shutter of Gourmet, Reichl was named an editor-at-large for Random House. Delicious! was already on the radar, as were two other books: an Anthony Bourdain-inspired cookbook called The Tao of Ruth and a memoir of Reichl's years at Gourmet. The Times reports that Random House has acquired two additional novels from Reichl as well. Delicious! will be released in May 2014.