Winner of the 2021 IACP Award for Literary or Historical Food Writing
Longlisted for the 2021 Plutarch Award
How a leading writer of the Lost Generation became America’s most famous farmer and inspired the organic food movement.
Once I Was Cool contrasts past aspirations with the mess and magic of the present. In her younger days, essayist Megan Stielstra saw Jane’s Addiction at the Aragon Ballroom and fantasized about living on the same block, right in the thick of music and revelry. As an adult, she lives in a turreted condo across the street, with her husband, a child, and an onerous mortgage.
At approximately seven o'clock in the evening on May 7, 1950, Gordon Malherbe Hillman filled an empty bottle with water, capped it, and walked into his mother's room in the pair's fifth-floor suite at Boston's luxurious Copley Plaza Hotel. He then edged up behind the semi-invalid woman and bludgeoned her to death.
A fascinating history of Jorge Luis Borges’s efforts to revolutionize and revitalize literature in Latin America
Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986) stands out as one of the most widely regarded and inventive authors in world literature.
Finalist for the 2020 National Jewish Book Awards
A deeply felt, beautifully crafted meditation on friendship and loss in the vein of A Year of Magical Thinking, and a touching portrait of Philip Roth from his closest friend.
A powerful memoir by an extraordinary literary figure; rugby player, artist, acclaimed playwright and Booker Prize winning novelist.
A searing memoir on how childhood spills into parenthood from the critically acclaimed author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City.
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST
By turns philosophical and darkly comic, an ex-smoker’s meditation on the nature and consequences of his nearly lifelong addiction.
A rollicking, sexy memoir of a young poet making his way in 1960s New York City
While the later work of the great Modernist poet Marianne Moore was hugely popular during her final two decades, since her death critics have condemned it as trivial.
A deeply personal account of love's restorative ability as it leads renowned novelist Donna Morrissey through mental illness, family death, and despair to becoming a writer--told with charm and inimitable humour.