Those of us out there who love food – more than just eating food but exploring the provenance, methods of preparing, the culinary and dining experience – have surely heard of Ruth Reichl. Her career is legendary. The former food editor for the Los Angeles Times and a former restaurant critic for the New York Times, Reichl has written more than 10 books, countless articles, and has produced a series of successful food and lifestyle television programs.
Her latest offering, a memoir called My Kitchen Year - 136 Recipes That Saved My Life, details her life after her longtime stint as the editor in chief of Gourmet Magazine, a well-known publication that shuttered its doors while she was at the helm.
For Will Schwalbe, I’d do just about anything, including driving into the Lower East Side of Manhattan on a rainy winter night from New Jersey—a pot-hole ridden, eighteen-wheeler infested car ride, to hear him launch his new memoir Books for Living at the Barnes and Noble in Union Square. And it turned out to be worth driving through every inch of the decrepit and claustrophobic Holland Tunnel.
While there are baffling and scary problems and ideas to challenge young adults, writer Bill Konigsberg provides a high wattage shining light to guide our young adults, with his books for teens--Out of Pocket, Openly Straight, The Porcupine of Truth, and his latest, Honestly Ben, available March 28, 2017.
It is our great pleasure to welcome to Nantucket Book Festival ranks the eminent writer and historian of science, James Gleick, generally considered to be the finest science writer of our time.
Be advised, the opening pages of The Long Haul contain an adrenaline-inducing narrative placing the reader behind the wheel of a big-rig semi loaded with heaven knows how many tons, hurtling down a steep mountain pass. Everything that could go wrong--and every way the driver and truck could end up in a mangled heap--is described in terms guaranteed to keep the reader confined to a nice safe station wagon on nice flat land. That such a ride is a commonplace experience for truckers is shocking.What’s even more shocking for us long-time Nantucketers, however, is that the author and truck driver in question are none other than our very own former Selectman and cashmere purveyor(!), Finn Murphy.