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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. 

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

Out now from FSG and Picador! Order from your nearest independent bookstore via Indiebound.

You can read an excerpt of the book here.

Virtual Book Tour

April 5 at 6 pm PST – Book launch with Kim Addonizio. Hosted by Third Place Books (Seattle), Auntie’s Books (Spokane), Browser’s Books (Olympia), and Village Books (Bellingham).

April 17 at 5:30 pm PST – reading with CMarie Fuhrman and Kathryn Nuernberger, hosted by Maya Jewell Zeller for Get Lit! Festival in Spokane, Washington. Watch here.

April 22 at 7 pm EST – reading with Amy Stewart. Hosted by McNally Jackson Books in New York City.

April 23 at 7 pm CST – reading with Kim Addonizio. Hosted by Prairie Lights Books in Iowa City, Iowa.

May 11 at 7 pm CST – reading with Kathryn Nuernberger and Elissa Washuta. Hosted by The Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas. Register here.

May 20 at 7 pm PST – conversation with Melissa Febos. Hosted by Auntie’s Books in Spokane, Washington.

Read My Latest

A Secret, Symbolic History of Pomegranates on Literary Hub

This Is Our Birth Announcement in The Inlander.

Take A Pie Class

Kate teaches Pie School in private homes and for culinary centers throughout the nation.

Find out more here.