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May Travel Book Club "From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home"

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New York — Wednesday, May 25, 2022From 12:00 pm to 1:00 pmLos Angeles — Wednesday, May 25, 2022From 9:00 am to 10:00 amLondon — Wednesday, May 25, 2022From 5:00 pm to 6:00 pmAthens — Wednesday, May 25, 2022From 7:00 pm to 8:00 pmSingapore — Thursday, May 26, 2022From 12:00 am to 1:00 amSydney — Thursday, May 26, 2022From 2:00 am to 3:00 am

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Set in the lush Sicilian countryside, one woman discovers the healing powers of food, family, and unexpected grace in her darkest hours. From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home is a captivating story of love lost and found, and a New York Times bestseller.

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. Where once Tembi was estranged from Saro’s family, now she finds solace and nourishment at her mother-in-law’s table. In the Sicilian countryside, she discovers the healing gifts of food, community, and timeless traditions.

In Sicily, it is said that every story begins with a marriage or a death—in Tembi Locke’s case, it is both. This book 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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tembi Locke is a TV producer, actor, author and screenwriter with a passion for connecting with an audience both on the page and on the screen. She is currently adapting her memoir From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home as a limited series for Netflix with Hello Sunshine. She is an accomplished actor with over sixty film and television credits, currently recurring on Never Have I Ever. Offscreen, Tembi is a nationally recognized speaker for her keynotes on resilience, loss, and motherhood; her TEDX talk has been viewed by individuals and nonprofits worldwide. Through her work, she aims to inspire people to embrace resilience, love, and the power of community.

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