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Linfield to host reading by alumna author

Anne ZimmermanThe life of Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher will be captured in a reading by author and Linfield alumna Anne Zimmerman Wednesday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room of the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield College.

The event will feature Zimmerman’s book, An Extravagant Hunger: the Passionate Years of M.F.K. Fisher. The book depicts the life of Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher, who was an author and dedicated connoisseur of good food. In her biography, Zimmerman describes Fisher’s early years, love and knowledge of food, her time in France and development as an author. Having followed Fisher’s footsteps from Northern California to Cambridge, Mass., and then to Paris, Zimmerman pieced together the personal life behind the writer’s public persona. The author shares her discoveries in her book and will reveal more of her intimate knowledge at the reading.

Zimmerman was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She graduated from Linfield in 2000 and received her master’s from San Diego State University. She currently lives in San Francisco.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Linfield English Department and Friends of Nicholson Library. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte, college librarian, at 503-883-2517, swhyte@linfield.edu.