Jun 10 2010

A scruptuous Read, Female Nomad and Friends

Here’s the nitty-gritty for the book Rita Gelman and I have been working on. Published by Crown/Three Rivers Press, it hit the bookstores June 1. Or you can order online by clicking any one of the links below. FEMALE NOMAD AND FRIENDS: Tales of Breaking Free and Breaking Bread Around the World makes a great summer read, plus all royalties go to fund educational scholarships for kids from the slums of New Delhi.

A Scrumptious Summer Read That Celebrates Traveling, Connecting, and Eating Around the World

FEMALE NOMAD AND  FRIENDS

Tales of Breaking Free and Breaking Bread Around the World

by Rita Golden Gelman

“Tales from around the world, which . . . affirm a sense of human decency, generosity, and community beyond the borders of language or political affiliation. . . . All feature an appealing sincerity.” -Kirkus Reviews

Nomad

When Tales of a Female Nomad by Rita Golden Gelman was published in 2001, it became an instant worldwide bestseller. The story of Gelman selling all of her possessions and becoming a nomad-traveling through many countries and homes around the world-captivated readers. Gelman insisted on putting her personal e-mail address in the last chapter of her book and was flooded with correspondence from readers worldwide who offered their guest rooms, couches, meals, and-most important-stories from their own nomadic adventures.

In her follow-up, FEMALE NOMAD AND FRIENDS: Tales of Breaking Free and Breaking Bread Around the World (A Three Rivers Press Original, June 1, 2010), Gelman includes many of her own further adventures, as well as essays by writers and readers celebrating the connections they’ve made around the world. The stories in this moving anthology include people taking risks, seeking adventure, stepping out of the box, and discovering that beneath the beautiful differences that make us unique there is a universal sameness that bonds us.

FEMALE NOMAD AND  FRIENDS also pays homage to the wonders of cooking and eating around the world, and includes more than thirty travel-inspired, taste-tested, and author-approved recipes. Among these fabulous international dishes are vegetarian dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), chiles en nogada (stuffed poblano chiles topped with a white cream sauce with walnuts and a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds), and ho mok (an extraordinary fish coconut custard from Thailand).

Happy reading-and bon appétit, selamat makan, buen provecho!

All of the royalties from FEMALE NOMAD AND FRIENDS will be used to fund educational scholarships for kids from the slums of New Delhi.

I also want to remind you that the Global Dinner Party is happening June 18th. Rita just added a Participant Kit on www.facebook.com/femalenomad. You have to click on the two little arrows in the menu bar and then on Notes. There are also five recipes there. And please don’t forget to RSVP (Go to Global Dinner Party and click on Events.). We’re all hoping lots more of you will sign on.  Once you’ve agreed to have a party, add a note to the Wall about where you are from. Welcome.

We’d like to make this huge so that we get noticed in the media. There are some really interesting discussion topics in the Participant Kit (trust, stepping outside of the box, taking risks…in life and in cooking). Rita will be posting videos and comments and photos from all the parties. Please join us and invite your guests

If you’re not on Facebook, write Rita an e-mail and tell her you would like to host a party and don’t forget to let her know where you are:  femalenomad@gmail.com.

Nikki Leigh is hosting a month-long blog tour where you can read excepts and reviews of FEMALE NOMAD AND FRIENDS.  Check out the schedule at:

http://bookpromotionservices.com/2010/05/17/female-nomad-tour/

Don’t forget that all the author royalties are going for scholarships to kids who live in the slums of New Delhi so fill up your shopping cart this summer.


In the coming weeks, I’ll be doing interviews with a number of the writers who contributed to FEMALE NOMAD AND FRIENDS: Tales of Breaking Free and Breaking Bread Around the World. Be sure to check in and find out more about these interesting people.

19 comments

19 comentarios in “A scruptuous Read, Female Nomad and Friends”

  1. Lorrie Unites-Struiffthe 11 Jun 2010 to 6:06 am

    Lovely setup for the blog. The book looks fantastic.
    Lots of luck with the sales.

  2. mariathe 11 Jun 2010 to 12:50 pm

    Thanks, Lorrie. Didn’t I tell you Victor is a wizz at this sort of thing? The funny part is that it took us forever to realize the blog was in Spanish — he used the Spanish version of WordPress. When I asked Paul to take a look at the banner, he said, “Cool. But why is everything except what you write in Spanish?” Duh! Right. We still have to change a few words, but hey, this is Mexico. All things in good time. Like I just went to click on “Send a comment” and realized it’s missing one “m.” LOL

  3. [...] excerpt about “Soul Food” from Female Nomad and Friends by Rita Golden Gelman – on her blog http://blog.mexicoinsmallbytes.com/?p=29 and also, http://blog.mexicoinsmallbytes.com/?p=41. She will also be posting interviews with some [...]

  4. [...] excerpt about “Soul Food” from Female Nomad and Friends by Rita Golden Gelman – on her blog http://blog.mexicoinsmallbytes.com/?p=29 and also, http://blog.mexicoinsmallbytes.com/?p=41. She will also be posting interviews with some [...]

  5. Zella Kate Solomonthe 29 Jul 2010 to 8:55 pm

    Oooh, this book looks fascinating, Maria! I am not a very good cook, but I do love to eat! :)

  6. mariathe 30 Jul 2010 to 2:52 am

    Hey, Zella, good to hear from you.

    It is a nifty little book. You can always read the stories while getting up the nerve to cook. Or give it to someone and have them cook for you. Lots of advantages to that plan. Of course, there are those pesky dishes.

  7. Darla Boylethe 21 Sep 2010 to 4:29 pm

    Hello Maria,

    Or should I say Hola! :) I think this is a fabulous blog. Loved all the pictures and stories shared. Who wouldn’t love a larger than life paper Mache cock…er, rooster? The ladder was absolutely beautiful and the ceramic cat had me LOLing. (Love Jean’s sense of humor!) The drawings in the book were charming.
    And I think it’s wonderful that all the author royalties are going for scholarships to kids who live in the slums of New Delhi.

    I was able to get a small peek inside a friend’s copy of the book. With the little glimpse I got, I loved the stories, the recipes and even the small comment about the author at the end of each story.
    And since I love to cook, bake, grill…you name it, I will be going out to pick up my own copy.

    Best of Luck,
    Darla

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