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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. 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

Heart is Where the Home is in The Spokesman-Review

The Carrot Cake Queen of Spokane in Rites of Green

A Place You Went to Eat in The Inlander

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Writing on the Farm: Foodways and Farm Culture in a Changing World at Quillisascut Farm. In this multi-genre workshop, writers will deepen their explorations of food through research, firsthand experience, reporting, and personal narrative. NOTE: This program is full, but life is unpredictable. We encourage you to apply for the waiting list. August 10-14 at Quillisascut Farm in Rice, WA. More info/registration.

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