The Telling Room: a tale of love, betrayal, revenge, and the world's greatest piece of cheese
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|Grouping Title||telling room a tale of love betrayal revenge and the worlds greatest piece of cheese|
|Grouping Author||paterniti michael|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-11-18 02:27:40AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-18 03:13:19AM|
|auth_author2||Ganser, L. J.|
|author2-role||Ganser, L. J.|
|available_at_catalog||Edgehill, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids|
|collection_catalog||Audiobook, Large Print|
|detailed_location_catalog||Edgehill - Adult Audiobook, Edmondson Pike - Adult Large Print, Hermitage - Adult Large Print|
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
In the picturesque village of Guzmán, Spain, in a cave dug into a hillside on the edge of town, an ancient door leads to a cramped limestone chamber known as "the telling room." Containing nothing but a wooden table and two benches, this is where villagers have gathered for centuries to share their stories and secrets—usually accompanied by copious amounts of wine.
It was here, in the summer of 2000, that Michael Paterniti found himself listening to a larger-than-life Spanish cheesemaker named Ambrosio Molinos de las Heras as he spun an odd and compelling tale about a piece of cheese. An unusual piece of cheese. Made from an old family recipe, Ambrosio's cheese was reputed to be among the finest in the world, and was said to hold mystical qualities. Eating it, some claimed, conjured long-lost memories. But then, Ambrosio said, things had gone horribly wrong. . . .
By the time the two men exited the telling room that evening, Paterniti was hooked. Soon he was fully embroiled in village life, relocating his young family to Guzmán in order to chase the truth about this cheese and explore the fairy tale–like place where the villagers conversed with farm animals, lived by an ancient Castilian code of honor, and made their wine and food by hand, from the grapes growing on a nearby hill and the flocks of sheep floating over the Meseta.
What Paterniti ultimately discovers there in the highlands of Castile is nothing like the idyllic slow-food fable he first imagined. Instead, he's sucked into the heart of an unfolding mystery, a blood feud that includes accusations of betrayal and theft, death threats, and a murder plot. As the village begins to spill its long-held secrets, Paterniti finds himself implicated in the very story he is writing.
Equal parts mystery and memoir, travelogue and history, The Telling Room is an astonishing work of literary nonfiction by one of our most accomplished storytellers. A moving exploration of happiness, friendship, and betrayal, The Telling Room introduces us to Ambrosio Molinos de las Heras, an unforgettable real-life literary hero, while also holding a mirror up to the world, fully alive to the power of stories that define and sustain us.
Praise for The Telling Room
"Captivating . . . Paterniti's writing sings, whether he's talking about how food activates memory, or the joys of watching his children grow."—NPR
|format_catalog||CD audio book, Large Print, eBook|
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||141046380, 9780812994544, 9781410463807, 9781480540934, 9781594137266|
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|itype_catalog||, CD audio book, Large Print Book|
|local_callnumber_catalog||637.3 P2959t Large Type, CD AUDIO 637.3 P2959t|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Edgehill, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000421132|CD audio book|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Brilliance Audio,|p2013.|11 sound discs (ca. 814 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., ils:CARL0000453743|Large Print|Books|Large print edition.|English|Large Print Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning,|2014.|591 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm., overdrive:c35818c7-b072-4edb-8747-4fefc256c7b1|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2013||
|series||Brilliance Audio on compact disc, Thorndike Press large print nonfiction|
|series_with_volume||Brilliance Audio on compact disc|, Thorndike Press large print nonfiction||
|subject_facet||Audiobooks, Cheesemakers -- Spain -- Guzmán -- Biography, Cheesemaking -- Spain -- Guzmán -- History, Guzmán (Spain) -- Biography, Large type books, Paterniti, Michael -- Travel -- Spain -- Guzmán|
|title_display||The Telling Room|
|title_full||The Telling Room A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese, The telling room [sound recording] : a tale of love, betrayal, revenge, and the world's greatest piece of cheese / Michael Paterniti, The telling room [text (large print)] : a tale of love, betrayal, revenge, and the world's greatest piece of cheese / Michael Paterniti|
|title_short||The Telling Room|
|title_sub||a tale of love, betrayal, revenge, and the world's greatest piece of cheese|
|topic_facet||Audiobooks, Biography & Autobiography, Cheesemakers, Cheesemaking, Cooking & Food, History, Large type books, Nonfiction, Paterniti, Michael, Travel|