Sicily, Oranges and Travel Books
Have you read Lessons in Chemistry? It's great!
I need to read more books. However, I am very busy reading Substacks! 😀
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. And Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus.
On Persephone’s Island is the book that made me change my travel plans 22 years ago and go to Sicily for the first time. It was the beginning of a love affair with the island. I always recommend it to anyone thinking of going.
Hi Elizabeth! It was nice meeting you briefly at the SW3 pop-up at Hotel de la Ville this week. I just subscribed to your newsletter and look forward to reading more!
The citrus this year has been INCREDIBLE.
I think you meant chickpea flour fritters, not chickpeas flower fritters!
Just finished reading “Meredith Alone” by Claire Alexander. Leaves you feeling hopeful despite the character’s difficult life.
Recently read and enjoyed tremendously: Shrines of Gaiety, Chemistry Lessons, Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow.
I love the book list idea! (& thank you for the mention)
The Pedant in the Kitchen by Julian Barnes. Delightful repast!
I stayed in Scopello in the summer of 2012 and it was a dream to eat from the local market and focaccia places around. The west part of Sicily is AMAZING, Erice, Marsala, ancient ruins... the best memories. Thank you!
My favorite book of the last few years is Still Life by Sarah Winman. Charming store set in Florence. The new Jane Harper book is out. If you like mysteries, hers are great-set in Australia. Wonderful characters. I’m now reading another book set in Australia The Sun Walks Down. I got it through Parnassus books First Edition Club. I get anew signed first edition each month picked out by Ann Patchett and Co! Demon Copperhead was one of the recent choices. Nearly killed me.
Love these book recs, in addition to everything else! ❤️