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Events Wed May 19 2010

Erica Johnson-Debeljak @ Women and Children First


This Thursday Erica Johnson-Debeljak reads from her memoir Forbidden Bread. The book details her adventures moving from America to Slovenia to live with her husband, esteemed poet Ales Debeljak. Critics call it "a tribute to the lengths people go for love" and "a book of wit and fascinating observations [that] says as much about the United States as it does about Slovenia. Informative and often funny, it opens a window onto a world of drastic differences and surprising similarities." The book's title comes from a Slovene saying, roughly translated as "you always eat the bread that you've forbidden yourself." Women and Children First, 5233 N. Clark St., (773) 769-9299, Thursday, May 20 at 7:30pm.

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