Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love, and the Search for Home

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SKU: 37311 Category: Tags: ,

Author: Sunée Kim

Brand: Hachette India

Edition: Reprint

Package Dimensions: 30x203x318

Number Of Pages: 400

Release Date: 06-01-2009

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Already hailed as “brave, emotional, and gorgeously written” by Frances Mayes and “like a piece of dark chocolate–bittersweet, satisfying, and finished all too soon” by Laura Fraser, author of
An Italian Affair, this is a unique memoir about the search for identity through love, hunger, and food.

Jim Harrison says, “TRAIL OF CRUMBS reminds me of what heavily costumed and concealed waifs we all are. Kim Sunée tells us so much about the French that I never learned in 25 trips to


, but mostly about the terrors and pleasure of that infinite octopus, love. A fine book.”

When Kim Sunée was three years old, her mother took her to a marketplace, deposited her on a bench with a fistful of food, and promised she’d be right back. Three days later a policeman took the little girl, clutching what was now only a fistful of crumbs, to a police station and told her that she’d been abandoned by her mother.

Fast-forward almost 20 years and Kim’s life is unrecognizable. Adopted by a young

New Orleans

couple, she spends her youth as one of only two Asian children in her entire community. At the age of 21, she becomes involved with a famous French businessman and suddenly finds herself living in France, mistress over his houses in



, and stepmother to his eight year-old daughter.

Kim takes readers on a lyrical journey from


New Orleans



, along the way serving forth her favorite recipes. A love story at heart, this memoir is about the search for identity and a book that will appeal to anyone who is passionate about love, food, travel, and the ultimate search for self.


Brave, emotional, and gorgeously written….I’m already awaiting volume two. (
Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun)

A fine book. (
Jim Harrison, author of Legends of the Fall)

Poetic…like a piece of chocolate: bittersweet, satisfying, and finished all too soon. (
Laura Fraser, author of An Italian Affair)

Vivid, rich and intoxicating (

Book Description

A unique, beautifully written memoir about one woman’s search for identity, reminiscent of the acclaimed books by Peter Mayle and Ruth Reichl.

About the Author

Kim Sunée is the founding food editor of
Cottage Living. She was born in South Korea and adopted and raised in New Orleans, and lived in Europe for ten years. She now resides in Birmingham, Alabama.


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