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Finding freedom : a cook's story : remaking a life from scratch / Erin French.

French, Erin (author.).

Available copies

  • 3 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

5 current holds with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver BIO FRENCH FRENCH (Text) 34304000998980 Adult - Biography Checked out 05/05/2021
Flora-Monroe Twp PL - Flora 921 FRENCH (Text) 50825010802576 Non-Fiction Reshelving -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 641.5092 FREN (Text) 39231033796430 Ratcliffe-Carnegie Reading Room Checked out 05/02/2021
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library ACQ73535 (Text) NWBRG73535 New Materials In process -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 921 French (Text) 31208913234987 new non-fiction Checked out 05/10/2021
Putnam County Public Library - Main B FRE (Text) 30041002365300 New Book Section Available -
Syracuse Turkey Creek Twp PL - Syracuse BIO FRENCH ERIN (Text) 50577011212038 Adult New Books Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250312341
  • ISBN: 1250312345
  • Physical Description: viii, 292 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Celadon Books, 2021.

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Summary, etc.:
"Long before The Lost Kitchen became a world dining destination with every seating filled the day the reservation book opens each spring, Erin French was a girl roaming barefoot on a 25-acre farm, a teenager falling in love with food while working the line at her dad's diner and a young woman finding her calling as a professional chef at her tiny restaurant tucked into a 19th century mill. This singular memoir--a classic American story--invites readers to Erin's corner of her beloved Maine to share the real person behind the "girl from Freedom" fairytale, and the not-so-picture-perfect struggles that have taken every ounce of her strength to overcome, and that make Erin's life triumphant. In Finding Freedom, Erin opens up to the challenges, stumbles, and victories that have led her to the exact place she was ever meant to be, telling stories of multiple rock-bottoms, of darkness and anxiety, of survival as a jobless single mother, of pills that promised release but delivered addiction, of a man who seemed to offer salvation but in the end ripped away her very sense of self. And of the beautiful son who was her guiding light as she slowly rebuilt her personal and culinary life around the solace she found in food--as a source of comfort, a sense of place, as a way of bringing goodness into the world. Erin's experiences with deep loss and abiding hope, told with both honesty and humor, will resonate with women everywhere who are determined to find their voices, create community, grow stronger and discover their best-selves despite seemingly impossible odds. Set against the backdrop of rural Maine and its lushly intense, bountiful seasons, Erin reveals the passion and courage needed to invent oneself anew, and the poignant, timeless connections between food and generosity, renewal and freedom"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: French, Erin.
Women cooks > Maine > Biography.
Cooks > Maine > Biography.

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