Supper and Stories

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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.


January 09, 2018  –  Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue – BUY TICKETS
Native Cameroonian Imbolo Mbue delivers a rich and poignant story that explores the dynamics of class, culture, and the fragility of the American dream. In New York City, two very different families–one from Cameroon and one local to Manhattan–find their lives intertwined just as the Great Recession upends the economy.


March 13, 2018  –  Three Floors Up by Eshkol Nevo – BUY TICKETS
Recently translated from Israeli to English, the story Ekshol Nevo weaves is as funny as it is moving. As the fates of three families inhabiting different floors of the same Tel Aviv apartment building mingle, the author brilliantly depicts the interconnected lives of the residents, whose turmoils, secrets, unreliable confessions, and problematic decisions reveal a society in the midst of an identity crisis.


May 08, 2018  –  The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti – BUY TICKETS
While most children believe their fathers to be indestructible, 12-year-old Loo has a different sort of perspective about her ex-convict dad, Samuel Hawley, who took 12 bullets in his criminal past. Set in a New England fishing village, Hannah Tinti’s enthralling tale addresses the heartaches of loss, adolescence, first love, and hard-to-heal scars, as well as the powerful bonds of family.


July 10, 2018  –  The Turner House by Angela Flournoy – BUY TICKETS
Angela Flournoy’s striking examination of American values takes us to Detroit’s East Side in the late 1950s, when the Turners–a working-class family with 13 children–once lived comfortably on Yarrow Street. More than 50 years later, when the house and the family have disintegrated to the point of unrecognition, three of the Turner children must face their own ghosts and decide how to handle the family’s state of affairs.


September 11  –  The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir by Kao Kalia Yang –  BUY TICKETS
Kao Kalia Yang eloquently tells the true story of her grandmother’s struggles to bring her family out of war-torn Laos to a new homeland in America. The author bares all about her immediate family’s struggles and the legacy of her family history–from their imprisonment in Laos and their narrow escape into Thailand’s Ban Vinai Refugee Camp to their immigration to St. Paul, Minnesota, when Yang was only six years old, and their transition to life in America.


November 13, 2018  –  Perfume River by Robert Olen Butler – BUY TICKETS
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler takes an intricate stance on the meaning of brotherhood, the weight of burden, and the memories that haunt us in this compelling novel. When two estranged brothers reunite as a result of the near-death of their father, a World War II veteran, all three lives converge with a discomfort that the men have spent much of their lives avoiding.


Register in person at Nido’s or online at, 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!