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Author Locke, Tembi, 1970- author.

Title FROM SCRATCH : A MEMOIR OF LOVE, SICILY, AND FINDING HOME / by Tembi Locke.

Edition Large print edition.
Publication Info. Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
©2019
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 95th Street Adult Large Type Nonfiction  791.45028 LOC    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Large Type Nonfiction  791.45028 LOC    AVAILABLE
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Description 513 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Physical Medium large print rdafs
Series Thorndike Press large print biography and memoir
Thorndike Press large print biographies and memoirs.
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Locke, Tembi, 1970-
Locke, Tembi, 1970- -- Travel -- Italy -- Sicily.
Television actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
African American actresses -- Biography.
Widows -- United States -- Biography.
Spouses of cancer patients -- United States -- Biography.
Interracial marriage -- United States.
Interracial marriage -- Italy.
Intercountry marriage -- United States.
Intercountry marriage -- Italy.
Large type books.
African American actresses.
Intercountry marriage.
Interracial marriage.
Large type books.
Television actors and actresses.
Travel.
Widows.
Sicily (Italy) -- Biography.
Italy.
Italy -- Sicily.
United States.
Genre Biography.
ISBN 9781432869243 (hardcover : alk. paper) (large print) $32.99
1432869248 (hardcover : alk. paper) (large print)
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