Food for Thought: Writer-as-Subject

Our next round of discussion titles will circle the author: books on writers Louis Bromfield (Heyman) and James Baldwin (Glaude); an imagined life of Robert Burns (McCallum); fictional writers, such as a cancer patient having hard conversations with her mother (Strout) and a fictionalized memoir of a dying brother and family history (Urrea) ; pandemic essays (Smith) and travel essays (Lopez) and memoir of early life (Solnit) and eco-memoir (Kimmerer).

We’ve been on Zoom for the last year, and look forward to meeting again in person. More on the when and where soon.

September (biography) The Planter of Modern Life: Louis Bromfield and the Seeds of a Food Revolution by Heyman, Stephen
October (poetry) No Ruined Stone by Shara McCallum
November (novel) My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
December (essays) Intimations by Zadie Smith
January (memoir) Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Kimmerer
February (biography) Begin Again by Eddie Glaude
March (travel essays) Horizon by Barry Lopez
April (fictionalized memoir) The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea
May (memoir) Recollections of My Nonexistence by Rebecca Solnit

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