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Library to Host Author Elissa Altman

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

| Free

Simsbury Public Library  |   725 Hopmeadow Street , Simsbury, CT 06070

Spend an evening with acclaimed author Elissa Altman as she talks about her new book, TREYF: My Life as an Unorthodox Outlaw.

Her latest work is described as ‘a visceral, shimmering new memoir that will resonate with anyone who’s ever wanted to just belong.’ This is a universal memoir of time and place, immigration and assimilation, and what it means to leave behind the person you once were in favor of who and what you might become.

Ms. Altman explores the tradition, religion, family expectation, and the forbidden that were fixed points in her 1970s Queens New York Jewish childhood.

Elissa is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Poor Man’s Feast: A Love story of Comfort, Desire, and the Art of Simple Cooking, declared by the New York Times Book Review to be ‘one the finest food memoirs of recent years’ and James Beard Award-winning food blog of the same name. She has also written for The Washington Post and The New York Times, among others. You can read more about her at poormansfeast.com.

Reservations suggested.

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