Keeping the Feast (Compact Disc)

One Couple's Story of Love, Food, and Healing in Italy

By Paula Butturini, Renee Raudman (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, 9781400116225

Publication Date: March 8, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (3/7/2010)
Paperback (2/1/2011)
MP3 CD (3/8/2010)
Hardcover (2/18/2010)
Compact Disc (3/8/2010)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (6/1/2010)

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Description

Paula and John met in Italy, fell in love, and married in Rome four years later. But less than a month after the wedding, tragedy struck. They had transferred from their Italian paradise to Warsaw and, while reporting on an uprising in Romania, John was shot and nearly killed by sniper fire. Although he recovered from his physical wounds in less than a year, the process of healing had just begun. Unable to regain his equilibrium, he sank into a deep sadness that reverberated throughout their relationship. It was the abrupt end of what they'd known together and the beginning of a new phase of life neither had planned for. All of a sudden, Paula was forced to reexamine her marriage, her husband, and herself. Paula began to reconsider all of her previous assumptions about healing. She discovered that sometimes patience can be a vice and anger a virtue; that sometimes it is vital to make demands of the sick that they show signs of getting better. And she rediscovered the importance of the most fundamental of human rituals: the daily sharing of food around the family table. A universal story of hope and healing, Keeping the Feast is an account of one couple's triumph over tragedy and illness, and a celebration of the simple rituals of life, even during the worst life crises. Beautifully written and tremendously moving, Paula's story is a testament to the extraordinary sustaining powers of food and love, and to the stubborn belief that there is always an afterward-there is always hope.


About the Author

Journalist Paula Butturini has worked in overseas bureaus in London, Madrid, Rome, and Warsaw for United Press International and the "Chicago Tribune."

Renee Raudman is a multi-award-winning audiobook narrator and actor. A multiple Audie Award nominee, she has earned a number of "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, and her narration of "Homer's Odyssey" by Gwen Cooper was selected by "Library Journal" as one of the best audiobooks of 2009.


Praise For Keeping the Feast: One Couple's Story of Love, Food, and Healing in Italy

"Keeping the Feast shares with Julie Powell's Julie & Julia and Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love the insight that food can jump-start a journey toward solace." ---The New York Times