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Tembi Locke, in conversation with Claire Bidwell Smith, discusses and signs From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home

Tembi Locke book signing

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. (Simon & Schuster)

Tembi will be in conversation with author and grief therapist Claire Bidwell Smith. 

Tembi Locke is an accomplished actor who has appeared in over forty television shows and films, including The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, The Magicians, Proven Innocent, and NCIS: LA. 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, a web series and grief support community that has received mentions in The New York Times and The Guardian.

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Vroman's. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman's Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781501187650
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 30th, 2019

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