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.

Virtual Events

July 26 – with Lisa Wells, author of Believers: Making a Life at the End of the World, at Greenlight Bookstore. 7:30 pm EST. Register here.

August 10 – Ask an Essayist – free one-hour writing Q&A hosted by Richard Hugo House. Come to the call with questions about your work-in-progress or for ideas about how to get started. 12 – 1 pm EST. Register here.

Read My Latest

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 Pie Class

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

Find out more here.