From Scratch by Tembi Locke is another hard-to-read memoir (not because it isn’t well-written, but because the subject is difficult). It’s the story of Locke’s recovery from her husband’s death. Back and forth, we learn the story of their relationship, love, and family. It’s both touching and interesting – the descriptions of Sicilian food are mouth-watering – and an enjoyable, if sad, choice. Well done, Reese!