Nora Ephron is known generally for her work in film, writing and directing films such as When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, and Julie and Julia, but Heartburn, her only novel, is just as good. It follows Rachel, a heavily-pregnant cookbook author, who discovers her husband is in love with another woman. Ephron carefully balances humour, sadness, and, very importantly, food. Heartburn has various references to food, and an especially good recipe for a vinaigrette. The book was adapted for film starring Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson.