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Michaele and her husband John

The Rye Bread Marriage

The Rye Bread Marriage” is a memoir/culinary history about rye bread and a marriage that unites two very different people, both with roots in rye-bread-loving Eastern Europe.   Rye bread is the subject of the book and it is a lens enabling author Michaele Weissman to look at her husband’s dramatic family story and her own. Her husband, John Melngailis fled his native Latvia with his family as a child to escape Stalin’s takeover of his homeland.

Both funny and wise, The Rye Bread Marriage explores deep and confounding subjects with a light touch. Read an excerpt from ‘The Rye Bread Marriage.’