VIRTUAL: Debra Spark and Deborah Joy Corey (Breaking Bread) Virtual Author Talk

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Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café present a virtual author talk with Debra Spark and Deborah Joy Corey for the book Breaking Bread.

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Nearly 70 renowned New England writers gather round the table to talk food and how it sustains us—mind, body, and soul.

A collection of essays by top literary talents and food writers, Breaking Bread celebrates local foods, family, and community, while exploring how what’s on our plates engages with what’s off: grief, pleasure, love, ethics, race, and class.

Here, you’ll find Lily King on chocolate chip cookies, Richard Russo on beans, Jennifer Finney Boylan on homemade pizza, Susan Minot on the non-food food of her youth, and Richard Ford on why food doesn’t much interest him. Nancy Harmon Jenkins talks scallops, and Sandy Oliver the pleasures of being a locavore. Other essays address a beloved childhood food from Iran, the horror of starving in a prison camp, the urge to bake pot brownies for an ill friend, and the pleasure of buying a prized chocolate egg for a child.

Profits from this collection will benefit Blue Angel, a nonprofit combating food insecurity by delivering healthy food from local farmers to those in need.

About Debra Spark

Debra Spark is the author of 4 novels, 2 collections of short stories, and 2 books of essays on fiction writing, as well as numerous articles, stories, and book reviews in places like DwellEsquireFood and WineMaine Home+Design, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Yankee. She is a professor at Colby College and teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. 

About Deborah Joy Corey

Deborah Joy Corey is the author of two critically acclaimed novels and the memoir, Settling Twice. Her many short stories and essays have been included in anthologies and writing textbooks. Corey is the founder of Blue Angel, a nonprofit that delivers healthy food to families in her community. Her most recent project, Breaking Bread: Essays from New England On Food, Hunger And Family was created to increase hunger awareness and as a fundraiser for Blue Angel.

Breaking Bread: Essays from New England on Food, Hunger, and Family Cover Image
By DEBRA SPARK (Editor), Deborah Joy Corey (Editor)
ISBN: 9780807010860
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Beacon Press - May 24th, 2022

Nearly 70 renowned New England writers gather round the table to talk food and how it sustains us—mind, body, and soul

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 6:00pm