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M.F.K. Fisher
M.F.K. Fisher

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The author of more than twenty books, including As They Were, Sister Age, and Two Towns in Provence (all available from Vintage Books), M.F.K. Fisher spent most of her life in France and California.

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The Physiology of Taste
Or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy
Written by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Translated by M.F.K. Fisher
Introduction by Bill Buford


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $16.00

A culinary classic on the joys of the table—written by the gourmand who so famously stated, “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are”—in a handsome new edition of M. F. K. Fisher’s distinguished translation and with a new introduction by Bill Buford.

First published in France... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Physiology of Taste
or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy
Written by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Translated by M.F.K. Fisher


Format: Hardcover, 504 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $25.00

A culinary classic on the joys of the table—written by the gourmand who so famously stated, “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are”—in a handsome new edition of M. F. K. Fisher’s distinguished translation and with a new introduction by Bill Buford.

First published in France... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

The Physiology of Taste
or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy
Written by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Translated by M.F.K. Fisher


Format: eBook, 504 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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As They Were

Written by M.F.K. Fisher


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 12, 1983
Price: $15.00

"Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher is a national treasure. For nearly 50 years she has been writing rare, fine prose about so many things that she is nearly impossible to define. . . . In As They Were she has collected a number of essays—she calls them ‘reports’—into an informal autobiography that... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

As They Were

Written by M.F.K. Fisher


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 16, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Sister Age

Written by M.F.K. Fisher


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 12, 1984
Price: $14.00

In these fifteen remarkable stories, M.F.K. Fisher, one of the most admired writers of our time, embraces age as St. Francis welcomed Brother Pain. With a saint to guide us, she writes in her Foreword, perhaps we can accept in a loving way "the inevitable visits of a possibly nagging harpy... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Sister Age

Written by M.F.K. Fisher


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 16, 2011
Price: $9.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Two Towns in Provence

Written by M.F.K. Fisher


Format: Trade Paperback, 504 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 1983
Price: $18.95


Two Towns in Provence brings together M.F.K. Fisher's classic and unforgettable portraits of Aix-en-Provence and Marseille.

"Map of Another Town," this memoir of the French provincial capital of Aix-en-Provence is, as the author tells us, "my picture, my map, of a place and therefore of myself...just as much of its reality is... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Two Towns in Provence

Written by M.F.K. Fisher


Format: eBook, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 14, 2011
Price: $14.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

The Big New Yorker Book of Cats

Written by The New Yorker Magazine
Contribution by Haruki Murakami, Calvin Trillin and M.F.K. Fisher
Foreword by Anthony Lane


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $17.99

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Also available as a hardcover.

Exam Copy
The Big New Yorker Book of Cats

Written by The New Yorker Magazine
Contribution by Haruki Murakami, Calvin Trillin and M.F.K. Fisher
Foreword by Anthony Lane


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $40.00

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Also available as an eBook.
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