The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage

Writer Phyllis Grant of Berkeley shares life lessons from the kitchen and a recipe in her essay, “Recipe,” one of 28 pieces collected in a recently published anthology, The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family and How We Learn to Eat. Two San Francisco authors and editors, Caroline M. Grant and Lisa Catherine Harper, put together the collection, which includes submissions from several Bay Area writers.

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Holding Silvan: A Brief Life

Berkeley writer Monica Wesolowska recently published the memoir Holding Silvan: A Brief Life, which explores the love and ethics behind forgoing medical intervention for her newborn son. This poignant and lyrical book chronicles the author’s painful and lovely days with her baby.

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