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Joe Fiorito


Joe Fiorito is the author of Comfort Me With Apples, first published in 1994, and Tango on the Main (1996), a selection of his city columns from the Montreal Gazette. His family memoir, The Closer We Are to Dying, published in 1999, was a national best-seller and earned the author further critical acclaim. Guy Vanderhaeghe called it “a remarkable memoir, perhaps the finest by a Canadian writer since John Glassco’ s Memoirs of Montparnasse appeared in 1970.” He has also written the award-winning novel The Song Beneath the Ice. Fiorito lives in Toronto and writes for the Toronto Star.

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Union Station
Written by Joe Fiorito

Trade Paperback | 328 pages | McClelland & Stewart | Social Science; Social Science - Sociology - Urban
978-0-7710-4761-9 (0-7710-4761-4)

April 17, 2007 | $21.99

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Union Station
Written by Joe Fiorito

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ISBN: 9780771047619
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The critically acclaimed author of The Closer We Are to Dying now turns his penetrating gaze to the big city he calls home.

Toronto is the city that Canadians love to hate. But they don’t know this city, says Joe Fiorito. Even Torontonians don’t really know this city because it changes every...


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The Song Beneath the Ice
Written by Joe Fiorito

Trade Paperback | 360 pages | McClelland & Stewart | Fiction; Fiction - Literary
978-0-7710-3232-5 (0-7710-3232-3)

November 11, 2003 | $21.99

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The Song Beneath the Ice
Written by Joe Fiorito

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771032325
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A year after concert pianist Dominic Amoruso’s mysterious disappearance during a private recital in Toronto, his friend, the journalist Joe Serafina, receives a package of Dom’s tapes and notebooks from a place called Wolf Cove on Baffin Island. By transcribing the tapes and matching them with entries in the notebooks, Joe...


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The Closer We Are to Dying
Written by Joe Fiorito

Trade Paperback | 328 pages | McClelland & Stewart | Biography & Autobiography
978-0-7710-3136-6 (0-7710-3136-X)

September 1, 2000 | $22.99

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The Closer We Are to Dying
Written by Joe Fiorito

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ISBN: 9780771031366
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The Closer We Are to Dying is newspaper columnist Joe Fiorito’s spectacular debut as a book writer. A natural story-teller, Fiorito’s extraordinary talent is revealed in prose that is spare, tough, and tender. In this memoir of his family, he writes with a full heart, wielding language like a knife.

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Comfort Me with Apples
Written by Joe Fiorito

Trade Paperback | 208 pages | McClelland & Stewart | Cooking - Essays; Cooking - Entertaining; Cooking - Canadian
978-0-7710-3124-3 (0-7710-3124-6)

April 15, 2000 | $21.99

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Comfort Me with Apples
Written by Joe Fiorito

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ISBN: 9780771031243
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A literary syncopation on the theme of food, Comfort Me With Apples earned Joe Fiorito rave reviews and enthusiastic fans when it was first published in 1994. One writer declared it was “a small miracle of prose.” A rich buffet of diverse short essays, Comfort Me With Apples is about the...