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From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home

From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home
 

A poignant and transporting cross-cultural love story set against the lush backdrop of the Sicilian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food, family, and unexpected grace in her darkest hour --

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ISBN 9781501187674
Barcode 9781501187674
Published 30 April 2019 by Simon & Schuster Ltd
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Locke, Tembi
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ISBN-13 9781501187674
ISBN-10 1501187678
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Imprint Simon & Schuster
Publication Date 30 April 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Locke, Tembi
Category Individual Actors & Performers
Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
Coping With Death & Bereavement
Travel & Holiday
Travel Writing
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Television actors and actresses - United States, African American actresses, Locke, Tembi, Locke, Tembi - Travel - Italy - Sicily, Spouses of cancer patients - United States
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 945.8093092
Catalogue Code 996414

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A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A poignant and transporting cross-cultural love story set against the lush backdrop of the Sicilian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food, family, and unexpected grace in her darkest hour. It was love at first sight when Tembi met professional chef, Saro, on a street in Florence. There was just one problem: Saro's traditional Sicilian family did not approve of him marrying a black American woman, an actress no less. However, the couple, heartbroken but undeterred, forges on. They build a happy life in Los Angeles, with fulfilling careers, deep friendships and the love of their lives: a baby girl they adopt at birth. Eventually, they reconcile with Saro's family just as he faces a formidable cancer that will consume all their dreams. From Scratch chronicles three summers Tembi spends in Sicily with her daughter, Zoela, as she begins to piece together a life without her husband in his tiny hometown hamlet of farmers. Where once Tembi was estranged from Saro's family and his origins, now she finds solace and nourishment-literally and spiritually-at her mother in law's table. In the Sicilian countryside, she discovers the healing gifts of simple fresh food, the embrace of a close knit community, and timeless traditions and wisdom that light a path forward. All along the way she reflects on her and Saro's incredible romance-an indelible love story that leaps off the pages. In Sicily, it is said that every story begins with a marriage or a death-in Tembi Locke's case, it is both. Her story is about loss, but it's really about love found. Her story is about travel, but it's really about finding a home. It is about food, but it's really about chasing flavor as an act of remembrance. From Scratch is for anyone who has dared to reach for big love, fought for what mattered most, and needed a powerful reminder that life is...delicious.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review "This beautiful memoir takes us on Tembi's personal journey of love, parenthood, and ultimately the loss of her husband, Saro. She learns to heal in the most beautiful way-through the support of three generations of women-and yes, there's Italian food. Lots and lots of Italian food!"-Reese Witherspoon

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Author's Bio

Tembi Locke is an accomplished actor who has appeared in over sixty television shows and films, includingThe Magicians,NCIS: LA,Animal Kingdom,andDumb and Dumber To. She is also a TEDx speaker. Her talk,What Forty Steps Taught Me About Love and Grief,traces her journey as a cancer caregiver. She is the creative voice behindThe Kitchen Widow,an online grief support community that has received mentions inThe New York TimesandThe Guardian. The author ofFrom Scratch, she lives in Los Angeles with her young daughter, but can be found each summer on the island of Sicily.

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