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Savor by Fatima Ali
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Oct 11, 2022 | ISBN 9780593355190

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“Ali’s narrative extends beyond her life experiences to include her mother Farezeh’s story, which begins in Karachi, Pakistan. Chapters are written from both women’s perspectives and are skillfully stitched together by writer Tarajia Morrell, who came onto the project to document Ali’s final bucket-list year before everyone soon realized, tragically, that there would be no time for that. Instead, Savor explores the ways identity often butts up against tradition and what it means to savor life despite everything.”Eater (“Fall’s 10 Essential Food Reads”)

“With her own stories and entries from mother Farezeh and coauthor Tarajia Morrell, Ali’s strength and passion for food and her culture shines through. Ali passed away in 2019 from bone cancer, and this memoir is a tribute to the extraordinary life and impact she made in 29 years.”Oprah Daily (“20 of the Best Fall Nonfiction Books of 2022”)

“An exceptional account of the life of an exceptional woman, so talented and gone too soon. Savor is moving, heartbreaking, and defiantly hopeful.”—Mohsin Hamid, New York Times bestselling author of The Last White Man and Exit West

“James Beard Award–winning chef Ali delivers a powerful ode to family and food in her posthumous memoir. . . . Ali writes with an irresistible passion for food, friendship, and community, and contributions by [her mother] beautifully complement Ali’s account. This portrait of a remarkable talent whose life was cut short is a tough one to forget.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“This book shines with the author’s irrepressible spirit, positivity, and tenacity. . . . Her love of food and people and belief in the future are evident throughout the text. Perhaps most striking are her determination and work ethic, as she recounts starting out as a chef working 16-hour days, seven days per week. In her battle with cancer, she displayed unwavering toughness and determination. Ali’s adoration of the art of cooking is apparent, infectious, and often moving. Ali’s irrepressible love of cooking will not just inspire a love of food, but a love of life.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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