House Lessons: Renovating a Life

House Lessons: Renovating a Life by Erica Bauermeister

New York Times bestselling author of the novels The School of Essential Ingredients and The Scent Keeper, Erica Bauermeister just published her first work of nonfiction with Sasquatch Books. House Lessons: Renovating a Life is a memoir-in-essays about the power of home, and the transformative act of restoring one very needy house in particular. It’s a personal, accessible, and literary exploration of the psychology of architecture, as well as a loving tribute to the connections we forge with the homes we care for and live in. It is also a story of a marriage, of family, and of the …

The Salmon Sisters: Feasting, Fishing, and Living in Alaska

Salmon Sisters Author Photo

Emma Teal Laukitis and Claire Neaton are sisters, fisherman, and cofounders of the company Salmon Sisters—and now cookbook authors of The Salmon Sisters: Feasting, Fishing, and Living in Alaska: A Cookbook with 50 Recipes. They grew up on a homestead in the remote Aleutian Islands and make their living harvesting wild seafood from Alaska’s bountiful waters.

We talked to Emma and Claire about their childhood, their work as fishermen in Alaska, their passion for sustainability and protecting the ocean’s ecosystem, and their new cookbook!

What was your inspiration for the cookbook?

We wanted to share our Alaskan way of