Conversations with Authors - Deborah Madison (Virtual Event)

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 4:00pm

 

Saturday, November 21st • 4:00pm PT/7:00pm ET

Deborah Madison

in conversation with Jane Hirshfield


Conversations with Authors is our free virtual event series! Join us throughout the week at 4:00pm PT/7:00pm ET for a new chat with a different author.

 

A note from Deborah:

Dear Conversation Watchers,

I so appreciate your watching my conversation with Jane Hirshfield about An Onion in My Pocket and your support of Book Passage. It’s so important to support our wonderful independent book stores!

And I just want to add that for Thanksgiving, my husband and I will probably enjoy a good lasagna with homemade pasta—his request and my pleasure.

Books I’ve read and am reading:

Starting last March I was rereading books on my shelf:

My best to you all,
—Deborah Madison


Deborah Madison’s An Onion in My Pocket: My Life with Vegetables is a warm, bracingly honest memoir that gives us an insider’s look at the vegetarian movement.

Deborah is the author of fourteen cookbooks and countless articles on food, cooking, and farming. She is revered for bringing vegetarian cooking to a wide audience, including non-vegetarians, via Greens restaurant and her cookbooks. A bestselling author, her first cookbook was The Greens Cookbook and her recent books include The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone and Vegetable Literacy, which was awarded both a James Beard award and an IACP award. She lives in Northern New Mexico with her husband, painter Patrick McFarlin.

Jane Hirshfield is one of our most celebrated contemporary poets and the author of nine collections of poetry, including Ledger; The Beauty, long-listed for the National Book Award and a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2015; Come, Thief; After, named a Best Book of 2006 by The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, and the Financial Times, and a finalist for England’s prestigious T.S. Eliot Prize; Given Sugar, Given Salt, a finalist for the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award, and winner of the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award; The Lives of the Heart; The October Palace; Of Gravity & Angels, winner of the Poetry Center Book Award; and Alaya.

 

Below, please find links to purchase their books.

 

 

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An Onion in My Pocket: My Life with Vegetables Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525656012
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Published: Knopf - November 10th, 2020

From the author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone ("The Queen of Greens," The Washington Post)—a warm, bracingly honest memoir that also gives us an insider's look at the vegetarian movement.


Be My Guest: Reflections on Food, Community, and the Meaning of Generosity Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780525657859
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Published: Knopf - November 3rd, 2020

A thought-provoking meditation on food, family, identity, immigration, and, most of all, hospitality--at the table and beyond--that's part food memoir, part appeal for more authentic decency in our daily worlds, and in the world at large.


The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780345806291
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Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2016

The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world—and in the process created modern environmentalism.

NATIONAL BEST SELLER

One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year


Underland: A Deep Time Journey Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393358094
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 18th, 2020

National Bestseller • New York Times "100 Notable Books of the Year" • NPR "Favorite Books of 2019" • Guardian "100 Best Books of the 21st Century" • Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award

"Mesmerizing…Underland is a portal of light in dark times." —Terry Tempest Williams, New York Times Book Review


Perilous Bounty: The Looming Collapse of American Farming and How We Can Prevent It Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635573138
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - August 11th, 2020

New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

An unsettling journey into the United States' disaster-bound food system, and an exploration of possible solutions, from leading food politics commentator and farmer-turned-journalist Tom Philpott.


The Overstory: A Novel Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393356687
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction
Winner of the William Dean Howells Medal
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
Over One Year on the New York Times Bestseller List
A New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post, Time, Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of t


The Enigma of Arrival Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780394757605
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Published: Vintage - April 12th, 1988

The story of a writer's singular journey—from one place to another, from the British colony of Trinidad to the ancient countryside of England, and from one state of mind to another—this is perhaps Naipaul's most autobiographical work. Yet it is also woven through with remarkable invention to make it a rich and complex novel.


A Bend in the River (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679722021
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Published: Vintage - March 13th, 1989

In the "brilliant novel" (The New York Times) V.S. Naipaul takes us deeply into the life of one man—an Indian who, uprooted by the bloody tides of Third World history, has come to live in an isolated town at the bend of a great river in a newly independent African nation.


A House for Mr. Biswas: A Novel (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780375707162
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Published: Vintage - March 13th, 2001

"The Nobel Prize winner's first great novel" (Barack Obama), A House for Mr. Biswas is an unforgettable story inspired by Naipaul's father that has been hailed as one of the twentieth century's finest novels.


The Big Rock Candy Mountain Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525435235
Availability: Backordered
Published: Vintage - November 28th, 2017

Bo Mason, his wife, Elsa, and their two boys live a transient life of poverty and despair. Drifing from town to town and from state to state, the violent, ruthless Bo seeks outhis fortune--in the hotel business, on new farmland, and, eventually, in illegal rum-running through the threacherous back roads of the American Northwest.


Angle of Repose Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101872765
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Published: Vintage - November 4th, 2014

An American masterpiece and iconic novel of the West by National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Wallace Stegner—a deeply moving narrative of one family and the traditions of our national past.


Wolf Willow: A History, a Story, and a Memory of the Last Plains Frontier Cover Image
By Wallace Stegner, Page Stegner (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780141185019
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Classics - December 1st, 2000

Wallace Stegner weaves together fiction and nonfiction, history and impressions, childhood remembrance and adult reflections in this unusual portrait of his boyhood. Set in Cypress Hills in southern Saskatchewan, where Stegner's family homesteaded from 1914 to 1920, Wolf Willow brings to life both the pioneer community and the magnificent landscape that surrounds it.


War and Peace (Oxford World's Classics) Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780199232765
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - November 10th, 2010

Published to coincide with the centenary of Tolstoy's death, here is an exciting new edition of one of the great literary works of world literature. Tolstoy's epic masterpiece captures with unprecedented immediacy the broad sweep of life during the Napoleonic wars and the brutal invasion of Russia.


Anna Karenina (Oxford World's Classics) Cover Image
By Leo Tolstoy, Louise And Aylmer Maude (Translator), W. Gareth Jones (Introduction by)
$9.95
ISBN: 9780199536061
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - July 1st, 2008

One of the greatest novels ever written, Anna Karenina sets the impossible and destructive triangle of Anna, her husband Karenin, and her lover Vronsky against the marriage of Levin and Kitty, thus illuminating the most important questions that face humanity.


The First Man (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780679768166
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Published: Vintage - August 6th, 1996

Camus tells the story of Jacques Cormery, a boy who lived a life much like his own. Camus summons up the sights, sounds and textures of a childhood circumscribed by poverty and a father's death yet redeemed by the austere beauty of Algeria and the boy's attachment to his nearly deaf-mute mother.


Justine: A Novel (Penguin Ink) (Alexandria Quartet) Cover Image
By Lawrence Durrell, Robert Ryan (Illustrator)
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143119241
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Published: Penguin Books - May 31st, 2011

The Egyptian city of Alexandria once boasted the world's greatest library, home to scholars dedicated solely to the pursuit of knowledge. But on the eve of World War II, the obsessed characters in this mesmerizing novel find that their pursuits lead only to bedrooms in which each seeks to know-and possess-the other.


Suite Francaise (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781400096275
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Published: Vintage - April 10th, 2007

Beginning in Paris on the eve of the Nazi occupation in 1940, Suite Française tells the remarkable story of men and women thrown together in circumstances beyond their control.


The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot (Landscapes #3) Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780147509796
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Published: Penguin Books - September 24th, 2013

The acclaimed author of The Wild Places and Underland examines the subtle ways we are shaped by the landscapes through which we move

Chosen by Slate as one of the 50 best nonfiction books of the past 25 years


Abalone: The Remarkable History and Uncertain Future of California's Iconic Shellfish Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780870719882
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Published: Oregon State University Press - May 1st, 2020

From rocky coves at Mendocino and Monterey to San Diego’s reefs, abalone have held a cherished place in California culture for millennia. Prized for iridescent shells and delectable meat, these unique shellfish inspired indigenous artisans, bohemian writers, California cuisine, and the popular sport of skin diving, but also became a highly coveted commercial commodity.


In My Kitchen: A Collection of New and Favorite Vegetarian Recipes [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780399578885
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Published: Ten Speed Press - March 28th, 2017

Finalist for the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Awards for "Vegetable-Focused Cooking" category

From the foremost authority on vegetarian cooking and one of the most trusted voices in food comes a carefully curated and updated collection of 100 favorite and most inspired recipes, reflecting how Deborah Madison loves to cook now.


The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone: [A Cookbook] Cover Image
ISBN: 9781607745532
Availability: Backordered
Published: Ten Speed Press - March 11th, 2014

A fully revised and expanded edition of the most comprehensive vegetarian cookbook ever published, from America’s leading authority on vegetarian cooking.


Vegetable Literacy: Cooking and Gardening with Twelve Families from the Edible Plant Kingdom, with over 300 Deliciously Simple Recipes [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781607741916
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Published: Ten Speed Press - March 12th, 2013

In her latest cookbook, Deborah Madison, America's leading authority on vegetarian cooking and author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, reveals the surprising relationships between vegetables, edible flowers, and herbs within the same botanical families, and how understanding these connections can help home cooks see everyday vegetables in new light.
 


This Can't Be Tofu!: 75 Recipes to Cook Something You Never Thought You Would--and Love Every Bite [A Cookbook] Cover Image
ISBN: 9780767904193
Availability: Special Order
Published: Ten Speed Press - April 18th, 2000

One taste and you'll say, "This can't be tofu!" But it is....


The Greens Cookbook Cover Image
ISBN: 9780767908238
Availability: Special Order
Published: Ten Speed Press - April 17th, 2001

The Greens Cookbook is that rarity, a book that truly represents a revolution in cooking. Here are the recipes that helped to create the boldly original and highly successful Greens Restaurant on San Francisco Bay. Not only for vegetarians, this book caters to everyone who seeks delight in cooking and eating.


What We Eat When We Eat Alone: Stories and 100 Recipes Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781423604969
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Published: Gibbs Smith - May 1st, 2009

Renowned vegetarian cookbook auhor Deborah Madison set out to learn what people chew on when there isn't anyone else around. The responses are surprising--and we aren't just talking take-out or leftovers. This is food-gone-wild in its most elemental form.


Ledger: Poems Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525657804
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Published: Knopf - March 10th, 2020

A pivotal book of personal, ecological, and political reckoning tuned toward issues of consequence to all who share this world's current and future fate, from the internationally renowned poet.


The Beauty: Poems Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780345806857
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Published: Knopf - February 21st, 2017

An incandescent collection from one of American poetry's most distinctive and essential voices 


Come, Thief: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375712074
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Published: Knopf - February 5th, 2013

A revelatory, indispensable collection of poems from Jane Hirshfield that centers on beauty, time, and the full embrace of an existence that time cannot help but steal from our arms.


After: Poems Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780060779191
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 20th, 2007

An investigation into incarnation, transience, and our intimate connection with all existence, by one of the preeminent poets of her generation


Given Sugar, Given Salt: Poems Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780060959012
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 2nd, 2002

In this luminous and authoritative new collection, Jane Hirshfield presents an ever-deepening and altering comprehension of human existence in poems utterly unique, as William Matthews once wrote of her work, in their "praise of ceaseless mutability as life's central splendor."


The October Palace Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780060969974
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 16th, 1994