As National Poetry Month 2021 comes to an end, celebrate by watching Norton poets read their work!

US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo reads “Break My Heart,” a poem featured in her collection An American Sunrise.

An American Sunrise is a nationally best-selling volume of wise, powerful poetry from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States.

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Kim Addonizio reads “To the Woman Crying Uncontrollably in the Next Stall,” from her new collection Now We’re Getting Somewhere.

A dark, no-holds-barred, and often hilarious…

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Christopher Phillips is the greatest living embodiment of the Socratic spirit in our catastrophic times. His global grassroots movement of Socrates Cafés and Democracy Cafés have transformed the lives of millions of people in every continent on the Earth. His brilliant and wise books have touched the minds and souls of so many of us. And his soulful style and genuine compassion have enriched the lives of we fortunate ones. When the historians write of the ugly and beautiful in our turbulent age, the Socratic words, works and deeds of my dearest brother Christopher Phillips should loom large.

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From novels to nonfiction, these critical favorites make for perfect gifts for the readers in your life.


Ruthie Fear (Maxim Loskutoff)

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In this haunting parable of the American West, a young woman faces the violent past of her remote Montana valley.

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This holiday season make room at the table for new recipes to enjoy along with your time-tested family classics. Get the ebook of the following W. W. Norton and Countryman cookbooks for just $2.99 each through November 29, 2020 (limited-time ebook prices available in the US only).

Out of the Box Holiday Baking (Countryman Press)

Out of the Box Holiday Baking: Gingerbread Cupcakes, Peppermint Cheesecake, and More Festive Semi-Homemade Sweets (Hayley Parker)

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By starting with cake or brownie mixes, ready-made dough and crusts, and other make-it-simple head starts, Hayley Parker makes holiday baking a breeze. She…

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It’s National Novel Writing Month and these books from W. W. Norton can help! Get the ebook of the following inspiring and practical writing books for just $4.99* each through November 8th, 2020 (limited-time ebook prices available in the US only).

The Magic Words — Cheryl Klein
The Magic Words — Cheryl Klein
The Magic Words (W. W. Norton)

The Magic Words: Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults (Cheryl B. Klein)

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With its generous tone and useful tools for story analysis and revision, The Magic Words is an essential handbook for writers of children’s and young adult fiction. The…

First published a decade ago, now newly revised and updated, The Apple Lover’s Cookbook is your lifetime go-to book for apples. It’s a celebration of apples in all their incredible diversity, as well as an illustrated guide to 70 popular (and rare-but-worth-the-search) apple varieties. Amy Traverso organizes these 70 varieties into four categories and includes a one-page cheat sheet that you can refer to when making any of her recipes. More than 100 scrumptious, easy-to-make recipes follow, from breakfast dishes all the way to desserts. …

This recipe for coconut cream pie makes for the perfect complement to late-summer barbecues—or, as author Stella Parks suggests, a cup of hot coffee. Parks, senior editor at Serious Eats, presents the recipe in her New York Times-bestselling cookbook, BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts.

Coconut cream pies were historically made with coconut milk — the original “cream” in coconut cream pie. It’s a no-brainer for an all-natural coconut custard, with a bit of brown sugar to enhance its nutty flavor and a handful of shredded coconut for a macaroon-like chew. …

Serves 4; makes 8 kebabs

Like most of us, award-winning cookbook author and cooking teacher Molly Stevens has no team of prep cooks, no vast pantry, and no one paid to clean up her home kitchen. What she does have are delicious, time-tested recipes made from easy-to-find ingredients, collected for the first time in All About Dinner. A gorgeous collection of balanced meals, packed with flavor, All About Dinner will entice busy cooks back into their kitchens. This beef kebab recipe makes for the perfect summer meal.

Kebabs are a great way to up the vegetable quotient in a meat-based…

Serves 8

For years Hooni Kim’s food has earned him raves, including a Michelin Star — the first ever awarded to a Korean restaurant — for Danji. His background in world-class French and Japanese kitchens seamlessly combines with his knowledge of the techniques of traditional Korean cuisine to create uniquely flavorful dishes. My Korea, his long-awaited debut cookbook, introduces home cooks to the Korean culinary trinity: doenjang, ganjang, and gochujang (fermented soybean paste, soy sauce, and fermented red chili paste). These key ingredients add a savory depth and flavor to the 90 recipes that follow. Complete with thoughtful notes on…

Serves 4 as a side dish

A New Yorker, Guardian, BookRiot, Kitchn, KCRW, and Literary Hub best cookbook of the year, Yasmin Khan’s Zaitoun is a dazzling celebration of Palestinian cuisine, featuring more than 80 modern recipes, captivating stories and stunning travel photography. Khan unlocks the flavors and fragrances of modern Palestine, from the sun-kissed pomegranate stalls of Akka, on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, through evergreen oases of date plantations in the Jordan Valley, to the fading fish markets of Gaza City. In each place she visits, Khan enters the kitchens of Palestinians of all ages and backgrounds, discovering the secrets of their cuisine…

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