Set amongst the scandal, wealth, and upstairs-downstairs politics of a Roman family, this “addictively readable first novel” (Kirkus Reviews) features the man who inspired the world’s oldest cookbook and the ambition that led to his destruction. “A gastronomical delight” (Associated Press), Feast of Sorrow is a vibrant novel, replete with love and betrayal, politics and intrigue, and sumptuous feasts that bring ancient Rome to life.
UPDATE: Crystal will be also be talking about her new book The Chef's Secret, "a captivating novel inspired by the life of Bartolemeo Scappi, private chef to the Vatican--captuging the power, the intrigue, and most important, the food of Renaissance Italy."
Crystal will cover food in Renaissance Italy and today, blending fact and fiction, and historical Italian cookbooks.
Copies of her books will be available for signing and purchase. Supported by the Friends of the Boxford Library.
Tiny Bookworms is our toddler storytime for kids under age 3, featuring books and songs with Cheryl Mallory. This session's events will happen Tuesdays from February 26 through April 2. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session and can come to any or all of the others for this session without registering again.
Our Tuesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen Tuesdays from February 26 through April 2. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Tuesdays for this session without registering again.
Kids ages 5 and under (and their caregivers!) are invited to join yoga instructor Tracy Keen for "Little Yoga." This lively form of yoga involves child-friendly games, poses, stories, songs, and mini relaxation. It helps little ones build on their sensory, fine, and gross motor skills. Wednesdays March 6 through April 10. No need to sign up, just drop in!
Join us as we discuss Before the Fall by Noah Hawley.
Martha’s Vineyard. A private plane. A few rich passengers boarding. A foggy night. Uh-oh.
And a spine-tingling bit of foreshadowing: Two weeks later, one passenger will be giving an interview about the plane to New York magazine. Why? These are cosseted, secretive people. Their travels aren’t supposed to make news.
This is how Noah Hawley kicks off his ingeniously nerve-racking “Before the Fall.” If you didn’t already know that Mr. Hawley is a celebrated storyteller, you’ll know it before you finish the first page of this novel, his fifth. If his books are relatively little known, blame that on his television and film work: He is currently the showrunner for “Fargo,” a TV adaptation so good it has won a Peabody award. Before that, he created “My Generation” and “The Unusuals.” He has plans to adapt Kurt Vonnegut’s “Cat’s Cradle” for the big screen. Special prize to anyone who can guess which other novel Mr. Hawley has said he thinks has excellent movie potential.
But “Before the Fall” has hardly been written as a pre-screenplay. This is one of the year’s best suspense novels, a mesmerizing, surprise-jammed mystery that works purely on its own, character-driven terms. (From the NYTimes book review)
Our Wednesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen each Wednesday from February 27 through April 3. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Wednesdays for this session without registering again.
NEW GROUP: Knitters, Crocheters, and other Needle Workers join us for creativity and conversation!
For your convenience, we will be meeting once a month in the evening and once in the morning.
No registration required.
Please note that this is not a class; it's a time to work together on our projects.
Our popular Ukrainian Egg Workshop with Kati Bourque is back! Learn to make beautiful handcrafted eggs. All supplies are provided and there is no cost but
space is limited and you must register to attend.