The Woodbridge Town Library has selected The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food by Adam Gopnik as our One Book, One Town selection. Gopnik takes us on a beguiling journey in search of the meaning of food in our lives as he charts America’s recent and rapid evolution from commendably aware eaters to manic, compulsive gastronomes. Throughout, he reminds us of a time-honored truth often lost amid our newfound gastronomic pieties and certitudes: What goes on the table has never mattered as much to our lives as what goes on around the table—the scene of families, friends, lovers coming together, or breaking apart; conversation across the simplest or grandest board. This, ultimately, is who we are.
Programming for One Book, One Town program will run from May 1-May 31 and books will be available for checkout at the Circulation Desk beginning on April 15. Please check out the related programs here.