With the Fire on HigheBook - 2019
From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award longlist title The Poet X comes a dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride, and a drive to feed the soul that keeps her fire burning bright.
Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago's life has been about making the tough decisions--doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness.
Even though she dreams of working as a chef after she graduates, Emoni knows that it's not worth her time to pursue the impossible. Yet despite the rules she thinks she has to play by, once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free.
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LPL_MaryW Jul 20, 2019
Whenever Emoni Santiago cooks, magic happens. Her abuela has always told her she has a gift, and she dreams of becoming a world-renowned chef. Philadelphia native and young mother, Emoni works hard to make a better life for herself and Babygirl. When the opportunity arises to take a culinary arts... Read More »
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"Home. I come for a place that's as sweet as curdled milk; where we dream of owning mansions and leaving the hood; where we couldn't imagine having been raised anywhere else. People wonder why I talk so hard, why I smile so rarely at strangers, why i mean mug and carry grit like loose change in my pocket. ... Where we come from leaves it's fingerprints all over us, and if you know how to read the signs of a place, you know a little bit more who someone is."
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