From scratch: a memoir of love, Sicily, and finding home
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Published:
New York, NY : Audioworks, Simon & Schuster Audio, [2019].
Format:
CD Audiobook
Edition:
Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
9 audio discs (10.5 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Status:

1 copy on order.
Description
This Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick and New York Times bestseller is "a captivating story of love lost and found" ( Kirkus Reviews ) set in the lush Sicilian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food, family, and unexpected grace in her darkest hours.

It was love at first sight when actress Tembi met professional chef, Saro, on a street in Florence. There was just one problem: Saro's traditional Sicilian family did not approve of his marrying a black American woman. However, the couple, heartbroken but undeterred, forged on. They built a happy life in Los Angeles, with fulfilling careers, deep friendships, and the love of their lives: a baby girl they adopted at birth. Eventually, they reconciled with Saro's family just as he faced a formidable cancer that would 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, 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 romance--an incredible 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. "Locke's raw and heartfelt memoir will uplift readers suffering from the loss of their own loved ones" ( Publishers Weekly ), but her story is also about love, finding a home, and 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 those who needed a powerful reminder that life is...delicious.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781508298656

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Title from container.
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"Includes a PDF with recipes."
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Read by the author.
Description
An African-American actress recounts her romance with a Sicilian chef whose traditional family disapproved of their marriage and how she sought solace in their close-knit community after his death.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Locke, T. (2019). From scratch: a memoir of love, Sicily, and finding home. Unabridged. New York, NY: Audioworks, Simon & Schuster Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Locke, Tembi, 1970-. 2019. From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home. New York, NY: Audioworks, Simon & Schuster Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Locke, Tembi, 1970-, From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home. New York, NY: Audioworks, Simon & Schuster Audio, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Locke, Tembi. From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home. Unabridged. New York, NY: Audioworks, Simon & Schuster Audio, 2019.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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