The Book of Difficult Fruit

Inspired by twenty-six fruits, the essayist, poet, and pie lady Kate Lebo expertly blends natural, culinary, medical, and personal history. Out now from FSG and Picador.

“[A] dazzling, thorny new essay collection”
—Samin Nosrat, The New York Times

Best Book of the Year: New York magazine, NPR, The Globe and Mail, Electric Literature, The Atlantic

Shortlisted for the 2022 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award

Read My Latest

A Place You Went to Eat in The Inlander

Pit of Despair in Harper’s Magazine

A Secret, Symbolic History of Pomegranates on Literary Hub

This Is Our Birth Announcement in The Inlander

Take A Class

I’ll teach a nonfiction workshop online for Richard Hugo House in spring 2022. More details soon.

I teach pie-making lessons in private homes and for culinary centers throughout the nation. Find out more here.