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"The Memory of Vinegar and Oil is a lyrical journey of self, science and anthropological travels. Swiss-born Dr. Elide Beltram merges a harrowing past with a hopeful present, tackling issues within herself and others. Beltram's stunning prose paints the distant landscapes of the Gobi Desert, the jungle of Borneo and Santorini--just to name a few. Whether staring down death in an orangutan's eyes or helping her grandson with his dysfunctional home life, Beltram weaves in themes of science and music to add depth to her travels and experiences. Perhaps the most beautiful part of the book is Beltram herself, as she confronts her past with incredible courage. She takes the reader on an emotional journey, ranging from the depths of depression and abuse to the power of letting go of her victim identity and transforming into the American dream"
Jennifer Ciotta, Editor & Author