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Virtual Author Talks: "Tastes Like War"

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 2/16/2023
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 2:00 PM
Description:
 Youíre invited to an insightful chat with award-winning author Grace M. Cho as she discusses her memoir, Tastes Like War.

Grace M. Cho grew up as the daughter of a white American merchant marine and the Korean bar hostess he met abroad. They were one of few immigrants in a xenophobic small town during the Cold War, where identity was politicized by everyday detailsólanguage, cultural references, memories, and food. When Grace was fifteen, her dynamic mother experienced the onset of schizophrenia, a condition that would continue and evolve for the rest of her life.

Part food memoir, part sociological investigation, Tastes Like War is a hybrid text about a daughterís search through intimate and global history for the roots of her motherís schizophrenia. In her motherís final years, Grace learned to cook dishes from her motherís childhood in order to invite the past into the present, and to hold space for her motherís multiple voices at the table. And through careful listening over these shared meals, Grace discovered not only the things that broke the brilliant, complicated woman who raised heróbut also the things that kept her alive.
   Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Location: Virtual
Contact: Heather Rhoads
Contact Number: 419-422-1712
Link: REGISTER HERE