We’re saving a seat at the table for you!
Join us on the second Tuesday of every other month at 7 pm for Supper & Stories at
Nido’s Italian restaurant, 111 East Patrick Street, Downtown Frederick. For $40 per
person, you receive a paperback copy of the featured title and a delicious meal,
served family-style and flavored with engaging conversation about the book.
Now in its second year, Supper & Stories is “going places” in 2017, with fabulous
reads that will transport you from 20th-century Turkey to war-ravaged Liberia, a
North Carolina plantation, present-day New York City, and a retirement home in
Los Angeles. Get to know your world, and get to know your neighbors, at these
unique gatherings, sponsored by Nido’s and Curious Iguana.
– CANCELED FOR TONIGHT
March 14 | Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom – BUY TICKETS
Orphaned during her passage from Ireland, young, white Lavinia arrives on the steps of the kitchen house and is placed, as an indentured servant, under the care of Belle, the master s illegitimate slave daughter. Lavinia learns to cook, clean, and serve food, while guided by the quiet strength and love of her new family. In time, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, caring for the master s opium-addicted wife and befriending his dangerous yet protective son. She attempts to straddle the worlds of the kitchen and big house, but her skin color will forever set her apart from Belle and the other slaves. Through the unique eyes of Lavinia and Belle, Grissom s debut novel unfolds in a heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful story of class, race, dignity, deep-buried secrets, and familial bonds
May 9 | Orhan’s Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian – BUY TICKETS
When Orhan’s brilliant and eccentric grandfather, who built a dynasty out of making kilim rugs, is found dead in a vat of dye, Orhan inherits the decades-old business. But his grandfather left the family estate to a stranger, an aging woman in a retirement home in Los Angeles. There, Orhan will unearth a story that, if told, has the power to undo the legacy upon which his family is built.
July 11 | One World Two: A Second Global Anthology of Short Stories – BUY TICKETS
edited by Ovo Adagha and Chris Brazier
This globetrotting collection of stories, introducing a diverse range of writers, narratives, and perspectives—some appearing in English for the first time—is loosely organized around the theme of building bridges. Featured authors include Edwidge Danticat, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Aminatta Forna, Fan Wu, Ana Menendez, and Daniel Alarcon.
September 12 | Shelter by Jung Yun – BUY TICKETS
Paperback available 3/7/17
Kyung Cho’s debts have spiraled out of control. Meanwhile, his parents, Jin and Mae, live in the town’s most exclusive neighborhood, surrounded by the material comforts that Kyung desires for his wife and son. When an act of violence leaves Jin and Mae unable to live on their own, Kyung is forced to question what it means to be a good husband, father, and son.
November 14 | Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent – BUY TICKETS
Paperback available 6/13/17
When Isabel meets Edward, both are at a crossroads: he wants to follow his late wife to the grave, and she is ready to give up on love. Thinking she is merely helping Edward’s daughter—who lives far away and has asked her to check in on her dad—Isabel has no idea that the man in the kitchen baking the sublime roast chicken and lightasair apricot soufflé will end up changing her life.
Register in person at Nido’s or online at nidosfrederick.com, then bring voucher to Curious Iguana for free book. $40 price includes meal, gratuity, and copy of book. Space is limited so sign up today!