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Karla Peterson: Hungry? The new memoir from San Diego author Madhushree Ghosh serves up a banquet of life experiences

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

SAN DIEGO — One of the first times food spoke to her, Madhushree Ghosh was 7 years old and being tempted by a guava. It was the last of the three guavas Ghosh’s father had brought home to the family, and while she knew in her dutiful-daughter heart that she should probably wait to share it with the rest of the household, the guava had other ideas. “To this day, ” Ghosh writes in her new memoir, “I swear the peyaara (guava) said, ‘Eat me. Eat me now.'” So she ate the guava, keeping a (slightly) guilty silence when her sister, Didi, started looking for it. More than 40 years later, Ghosh is stil…

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