Grove Press is a hardcover and paperback imprint of Grove Atlantic, Inc. Grove Press was founded on Grove Street in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1947. But its true beginning came in 1951 when twenty-eight-year-old Barney Rossett, Jr. bought the company and turned it into one of the most influential publishers of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. From the outset, Rossett took chances: Grove published many of the Beats including William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, and Allen Ginsberg. In addition, Grove Press became the preeminent publisher of twentieth-century drama in America, publishing the work of Samuel Beckett (Nobel Prize for Literature 1969), Bertold Brecht, Eugene Ionesco, David Mamet (Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1984), Harold Pinter (Nobel Prize for Literature 2005), Tom Stoppard, and many more. The press also introduced to American audiences the work of international authors such as Jorge Luis Borges, Mikhail Bulgakov, Marguerite Duras, Jean Genet, Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz (Nobel Prize for Literature 1990), Kenzaburo Oe (Nobel Prize for Literature 1994), Elfriede Jelinek (Nobel Prize for Literature 2004), Alain Robbe-Grillet, and Juan Rulfo. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Barney Rossett challenged the obscenity laws by publishing D. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover and then Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer. His landmark court victories changed the American cultural landscape. Grove Press went on to publish literary erotic classics like The Story of O and ground-breaking gay fiction like John Rechy’s City of Night, as well as the works of the Marquis de Sade. On the political front, Grove Press published classics that include Franz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, and Che Guevara’s The Bolivian Diary, among many other titles. In 1986, Barney Rosset sold the company and the press became part of Grove Weidenfeld. In 1993 that company was merged with Atlantic Monthly Press to form Grove Atlantic, Inc.

Since 1993, Grove Press has been both a hardcover and paperback imprint of Grove Atlantic publishing fiction, drama, poetry, literature in translation, and general nonfiction. Authors and titles include Jon Lee Anderson’s Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life, Robert Olen Butler’s A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain (Pulitzer Prize for Literature 1993), Kiran Desai’s Inheritance of Loss (Man Booker Prize 2006), Richard Flanagan’s Gould’s Book of Fish (Commonwealth Prize 2002), Ismail Kadare’s The Siege, Jerzy Kosinski’s Steps (National Book Award 1969), Jacqueline Susann’s Valley of the Dolls, Nick McDonell’s Twelve, Catherine Millet’s The Sexual Life of Catherine M., Pascal Mercier’s Night Train to Lisbon, Kay Ryan (Poet Laureate of the United States 2008/9) as well as Antonio Lobo Antunes, Will Self, Barry Hannah, Terry Southern, and many others.

Home
Ordering
Media / Review Copy
Author Tours
Catalogs
Booksellers
Reading Group Guides
Teachers / Desk Copy
Rights & Permissions
Contact Us
Barry Hannah Long, Last, Happy
Long, Last, Happy

“Barry Hannah is the best fiction writer to appear in the South since Flannery O’Connor.”
Larry Mcmurtry

“Barry Hannah is an original, and one of the most consistently exciting writers of the post-Faulkner generation.”
William Styron, Salon

Click here for more on Barry Hannah and Long, Last, Happy
Forty Thieves by Thomas Perry
Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
 
Description 
Praise 
Excerpt 
Author 
Biography 
Awards 
Google Book Preview
Buy This Book
Also By This Author

Family Meals By Michael Tucker
“A satisfying look into the good life.” —Publishers Weekly
Living in a Foreign Language
A Memoir of Food, Wine, and Love in Italy
By Michael Tucker
Grove Press
978-0-8021-4362-4 • $14.00 • Paperback • June 2008
Travel Literature
From award-winning actor Michael Tucker comes a lush and delicious memoir about food, family, and finding home in a faraway place.

The actor Michael Tucker and his wife, the actress Jill Eikenberry, having sent their last child off to college, were vacationing in Italy when they happened upon a small cottage nestled in the Umbrian countryside. The 350-year-old Rustico sat perched on a hill in the verdant Spoleto valley amid an olive grove and fruit trees of every kind.

It was literally love at first sight, and the couple purchased the house without testing the water pressure or checking for signs of termites. Shedding the vestiges of their American life, Michael and Jill endeavored to learn the language, understand the nuances of Italian culture, and build a home in this new chapter of their lives, with just two criteria: to eat well and drink plenty of wine. “Our goal,” writes Tucker, “was to slow down our hearts and minds until they synched up with the circadian rhythm of the Italian countryside.”

What follows is a lush and delicious memoir about finding home in a faraway place. Tucker takes us to a host of intrinsically Italian places—a neighborhood butcher shop where the owner cures his own prosciutto, a harvest festival in the rustic city of Canarra, an antique store in a Roman alley. We share his laughter as he opens his home to a strong and vibrant group of expatriates and delight in his testimony of sharing life’s adventures with someone he loves dearly. And we eat vicariously through his sumptuous descriptions of long and lavish dinners at neighborhood trattorias with antipasti fit for kings, of the mouthwatering sandwiches at a roadside porchetta stand owned by a pork-serving seductress, and of large, celebratory parties featuring roasted pig and lamb, with homemade pizzas
baked in the Tucker’s four-hundred-year-old wood-burning oven.

Both a celebration of a good marriage and a careful study of the nature of home, Living in a Foreign Language is a gorgeous, organic travelogue written with an epicurean’s delight in detail and a gourmand’s appreciation for all things.
<July 2017>
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
25



26



27

Tim Murphy
Christodora

07:00 PM-8:00 PM: LUCKY BAR
168 Avenue B
New York, NY


28



29



30



1



2



3



4



5



6

Lyndsay Faye
Whole Art of Detection, The

5:00 PM-6:30 PM: NORTHSHIRE BOOKSTORE
4869 Main St.
Manchester Center, VT


7



8



9



10



11

Mark Bowden
Hue 1968

07:30 PM-09:00 PM: FREE LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA


12

Madeleine Blais
To the New Owners

07:00 PM: ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP
9 College Street
Amherst/Northampton, MA


13



14



15



16



17



18



19

Madeleine Blais
To the New Owners

06:00 PM: SAVOY BOOKSHOP& CAFÉ
10 canal st.
Rhode Island


20

Charmaine Craig
Miss Burma

7:00 PM: VILLAGE BOOKS
Chuckanut Radio Hour
1200 11th Street
Bellingham, WA


Charmaine Craig
Miss Burma

3:00 PM: HOTEL BELLWETHER
One Bellweather Way
Bellingham, WA


Tim Murphy
Christodora

6:30 PM: MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
AIDS at Home: Art and Everyday Activism
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd Street
New York, NY


21

Madeleine Blais
To the New Owners

07:00 PM: POLITICS & PROSE
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC


22



23



24



25



26

Edward Luce
Retreat of Western Liberalism, The

07:00 PM: POLITICS & PROSE
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC


27



28



29



30



31



1

David Abrams
Brave Deeds

7:00 PM: FACT & FICTION
220 North Higgins Avenue
Missoula, MT


Tim Murphy
Christodora

6:30 PM-8:00 PM: GREENWICH VILLAGE SOCIETY
FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION
232 East 11th Street
New York, NY


2

David Abrams
Brave Deeds

BOOKS AND BOOKS
206 W Park Street
Butte, MT


3

Madeleine Blais
To the New Owners

07:00 PM: PORTER SQUARE BOOKS
25 White Street
Boston/Cambridge, MA


4



5

Madeleine Blais
To the New Owners

MARTHA'S VINEYARD BOOK FESTIVAL


Go
Webmaster: Michael Dudding
Graphic Design: Gretchen Mergenthaler
Development & Programming: Peter Grand, Inc.