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

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

Написано Tembi Locke

Озвучено Tembi Locke


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

Написано Tembi Locke

Озвучено Tembi Locke

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4.5/5 (250 оценки)
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10 часов
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Издано:
Apr 30, 2019
ISBN:
9781508283829
Формат:
Аудиокнига

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Share with your soulmate…

A moving (and mouth-watering) memoir of love worth fighting for, heartbreak, and the healing power of food. This book will have you longing to share a heaping plate of Italian food with your soulmate. Reese Witherspoon picked it for her book club in May 2019.

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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.

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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Издано:
Apr 30, 2019
ISBN:
9781508283829
Формат:
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Tembi Locke is an accomplished actor who has appeared in over sixty television shows and films, including The Magicians, NCIS: LA, Animal Kingdom, and Dumb 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 behind The Kitchen Widow, an online grief support community that has received mentions in The New York Times and The Guardian. The author of From 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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  • (5/5)
    I'm in a complete awe of this book and it's author...I envy her the live she was able to have, the love of a wonderful man and the possibility to be reborn in a wonderful Sicily. I laughed and I cried...I loved listening to Tembie from the beginning till the end. Well done!
  • (5/5)
    I truly enjoyed this personal, heartfelt accounting of love and loss. Well written and lovingly shared. I grieved with Tembi's loss and rejoice with her love and hope for her bright future.
  • (5/5)
    This is my favorite book of the year so far. Such beautiful writing and descriptions and love. I'm already set to re-read it.
  • (5/5)
    Beautifully written. A story of love and loss, home and belonging. I was constantly in tears, sharing the grief of a wife who lost a husband and a daughter who lost a father. What an honour to have been let into the lives of this beautiful family and this amazing love story. Long may the memory of Saro live.
  • (5/5)
    This book made me travel, fall in love, and hungry craving for pasta and burrata. The book, supposedly about loss, felt more like a book of empowerment and hope. The backstories were seamless and poignant, without being overly dramatic. The recollections were nostalgic and bittersweet, without dwelling on the negativity. I'd love to see this in a movie!
  • (5/5)
    A beautiful story. Vivid pictures of Sicily. A Truly enjoyable read. Not to be missed.
  • (5/5)
    What an incredible story!! I’m so glad I chose to “hear” this story rather than “read it”.
    It’s an incredible study of love, loss and everything in between! Highly recommend this audio version
  • (5/5)
    Tembi narrated this sweet story with so much grace and feeling. It’s a beautiful story - I couldn’t stop listening. And now I’m eager to see and create the recipes that are in the book.
    So glad I chose this for a cold weeks read. It made me feel hopeful for great love.
  • (5/5)
    Loved the book felt so connected with her. Thanks for a wonderful read!!! ❤️❤️❤️
  • (5/5)
    So many raw emotions and what an incredible story. Love this book so much!
  • (5/5)
    I enjoyed every moment, thank you for sharing your story.
  • (5/5)
    I particularly liked the observations of Italian and especially Sicilian culture, the multi-cultural aspects of the story, and the description of what it means to be a young widow and single parent of a child who has been through a traumatic event.
  • (5/5)
    A Beautiful true love story. Very heart felt. Attention capturing from page one.
  • (4/5)
    The book is good, well written and read, and it has a good message, it allows you to have a shift of perspective in life.

    It helped me understand a bit more about grief and how it is different from the grief I've experienced in life. However, it was a bit harsh to listen, as painful in the beginning as it was towards the end... you see, I felt the pain in her voice and words, and mainly that was what I felt listening to it, just pain, even though what she was describing sometimes was joyful. It didn't shift gears, perhaps it wasn't supposed to, but that left me surprised at the end, after all the pain, the story hadn't moved me enough to find it remarkable. Maybe it's because it was meant to take me to a place I already am or have been recently...

    Truth is, it's a hard and powerful story, but it didn't shake me as I thought it would.

    I'd recommend it to some people, specially if their lives are connected to Sicily or have a multicultural family, just not as strongly as I've recommended other books.
  • (3/5)

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    I thought I would love this book. It dragged on a little too much. Too much of the grief. Just a little too much of that. Beautifully written but I just got bored.

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  • (5/5)

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    A wonderful book about life love and death. And how she handle ever part of it. How she tells a story makes me want to go to Italy. A must read or listen too.

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  • (5/5)

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    Having the writer as the reader, in first person, made this story come alive. I often shy away from autobiographical novels, but this one was endearing. Bring the tissues....

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