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A Down Home Meal for These Difficult Times by Meron Hadero

Witty and wistful, complex and heartbreaking’ Brit Bennett

‘These stories unfold with an intensifying power, each of them a testament to what’s possible when we move through this world insisting on the potential of hope and love’ Maaza Mengiste

An enterprising young man on the verge of losing his home in Addis Ababa pursues an improbable opportunity to turn his life around. A woman visiting her country of origin for the first time finds that an ordinary object opens up an unexpected, complex bridge between worlds. An intergenerational friendship forms between two refugees living in Iowa who have connections to Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Kaleidoscopic, powerful and illuminative, the stories in A Down Home Meal for These Difficult Times expand our understanding of the essential and universal need for connection and the vital refuge of home.

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