Introducing the Nonfiction Book Club! On the fourth Monday of every month, Bookseller Stuart McCommon will lead an in-person meeting centered around a new or past nonfiction title. Join us to share your opinions and glean a deeper or different understanding of books from other readers. Everyone is welcome!

June's book club selection is Bite by Bite by Aimee Nezhukumatathil. Purchase it below!


 

Description


From the New York Times bestselling author of World of Wonders, a lyrical book of short essays about food, offering a banquet of tastes, smells, memories, associations, and marvelous curiosities from nature

In Bite by Bite, poet and essayist Aimee Nezhukumatathil explores the way food and drink evoke our associations and remembrances—a subtext or layering, a flavor tinged with joy, shame, exuberance, grief, desire, or nostalgia.

Nezhukmatathil restores our astonishment and wonder about food through her encounters with a range of foods and food traditions. From shave ice to lumpia, mangoes to pecans, rambutan to vanilla, she investigates how food marks our experiences and identities and explores the boundaries between heritage and memory.

Bite by Bite offers a rich and textured kaleidoscope of vignettes and visions into the world of food and nature, drawn together by intimate and humorous personal reflections, with Fumi Nakamura’s gorgeous imagery and illustration.

About the Author


Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of the New York Times bestselling illustrated collection of nature essays World of Wonders, chosen as Barnes & Noble’s Book of the Year and as a finalist for the Kirkus Prize. She has published four award-winning poetry collections and is the poetry editor for Sierra magazine, the storytelling branch of the Sierra Club. She lives in Oxford, Mississippi, with her family and is a professor of English and creative writing in the University of Mississippi’s MFA program. 

Monday, June 24th, 6:00PM
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Bite by Bite: Nourishments and Jamborees

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By Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Bite by Bite: Nourishments and Jamborees By Aimee Nezhukumatathil Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063282261
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - April 30th, 2024

Bite by Bite: Nourishments and Jamborees By Aimee Nezhukumatathil Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063282261
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - April 30th, 2024

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