Learn about Hamilton's arduous journey and her success as a chef which
led her to win the "Best Chef NYC" award by the James Beard Foundation. Follow her life path from her childhood rural
kitchen; her excursions in France, Turkey, and Greece; all the way to her own
Gyasi's book is one of enormous sweep and emotional power that traces two, 18th century, Ghana-born half-sisters, Effia and Esi's and their descendants through centuries of warfare in Ghana, the slave trade and British colonization and into America. Explore the remarkable world of Effia and Esi.
Gourmet (the magazine) is over. What now?
That's the question editor-in-chief Ruth Reichl asks herself when Conde Nast abruptly closes down the 69-year-old institution. Her answer: My Kitchen Year, a year's worth of journal entries on food, family, and friendship. Photographs and recipes capture the seasons, the food, and the joy Reichl finds rediscovering simple pleasures and ordinary things of everyday life.
Explore Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast, a memoir detailing the author's years in Paris, the city that sparked his writing and that of other literary luminaries. Leading the discussion will be David Seleb, Executive Director of the Oak Park Public Library and board member of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park.