Title: Bread for the Table
Author: Tara Botel Doherty
Release Date: 6 January 2017
Bread for the Table relates a single day in the life of Sage a 30-year-old aspiring jewelry designer working as a waitress in a pseudo New York deli in Los Angeles. As postcard from her mother triggers a series of flashbacks, which bring Sage’s life into focus.
She remembers her protector – dear older sister, Rose of Sharon and her untimely death; her remote father, whose only communication was reading passages from novels written by John Steinbeck; her grandmother, the only consistent figure in Sage’s life; and her mother.
The last time Sage and her mother shared an intimate moment was stirring a pot of soup shortly after Rose of Sharon’s death. Her mother’s last instructions before she went to buy bread to complement the soup were to keep stirring the soup so it wouldn’t burn. Dutifully Sage storied, but her mother never returned. She was five years old. Now she has received a postcard from a woman she hasn’t seen in twenty-five years.
She wrote her first book in the first grade. Educated in both public and parochial schools where the fundamentals of perseverance and patience were drilled into her, Tara understood the work ethic. She spends her days and nights teaching English in the San Fernando Valley.
Now residing up in the Santa Clarita Valley, aka the ‘Rita with her husband and daughter, she writes regularly about her adventures in Hollywood.
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