Monday Jan 14, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
28 Adams Street (Corner of Adams & Water Street across from the Archway)
Brooklyn , NY 11201
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About the Book.
From a bracing new voice comes this life-affirming memoir of a daughter making and remaking her life in her mother’s image.
Sifting gingerly through memories of her late mother, brilliant newcomer Sarah McColl has penned an indelible tribute to the joy and pain of loving well. Even as her own marriage splinters, McColl drops everything when her mother is diagnosed with cancer, returning to the family farmhouse and laboring over elaborate meals in the hopes of nourishing her back to health. In a series of vibrant vignettes―lipstick applied, novels read, imperfect cakes baked―McColl reveals a woman of endless charm and infinite love for her unruly brood of children.
Mining the dual losses of both her young marriage and her beloved mother, McColl confronts her identity as a woman, walking lightly in the footsteps of the woman who came before her and clinging fast to the joy she left behind. With candor reminiscent of classics like C. S. Lewis’s A Grief Observed, Joy Enough offers a story that blooms with life.
About the Author.
Sarah McColl was founding editor-in-chief of Yahoo Food and holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her essays have appeared in the Paris Review, StoryQuarterly, McSwee
About the Moderator.
Melissa Clark is a staff writer for the New York Times, where she writes the Food section’s popular column “A Good Appetite,” and stars in a weekly complementary video series. The recipient of both IACP and James Beard awards, Clark appears frequently on the Today show and on public radio. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.
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