Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of Covid-19

Jennifer Haupt (Author)
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Description

"Could there be a timelier gift to quarantined readers...? I doubt it."--The Washington Post

"A heartening gathering of writers joining forces for community support."--Kirkus Reviews

"Connects writers, readers, and booksellers in a wonderfully imaginative way. It's a really good book for a really good cause"--Bestselling author James Patterson

ALONE TOGETHER: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19 is a collection of essays, poems, and interviews to serve as a lifeline for negotiating how to connect and thrive during this stressful time of isolation as well as a historical perspective that will remain relevant for years to come.

All contributing authors and business partners are donating their share to The Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc), a nonprofit organization that coordinates charitable programs to strengthen the bookselling community.

The roster of diverse voices includes Faith Adiele, Kwame Alexander, Jenna Blum, Andre Dubus III, Jamie Ford, Nikki Giovanni, Pam Houston, Jean Kwok, Major Jackson, Devi S. Laskar, Caroline Leavitt, Ada Lim n, Dani Shapiro, David Sheff, Garth Stein, Luis Alberto Urrea, Steve Yarbrough, and Lidia Yuknavitch.

The overarching theme is how this age of isolation and uncertainty is changing us as individuals and a society.

"Alone Together showcases the human desire to grieve, explore, comfort, connect, and simply sit with the world as it weathers the pandemic. Jennifer Haupt's timely and moving anthology also benefits the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, making it a project that is noble in both word and deed."--Ann Patchett, Bestselling author, bookseller, and Co-Ambassador for The Book Industry Charitable Foundation

Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Central Avenue Publishing
Publish Date
September 01, 2020
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.9 X 1.1 X 8.9 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781771682282

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About the Author

Jennifer Haupt's favorite pastimes are traveling solo and finding new stories of people and cultures, fine-tuning Spotify playlists, walking in the woods with her double-doodle, and playing board games with her husband of 25-plus years and two grown sons. Her essays and articles have been published in O, The Oprah Magazine, The Rumpus, Psychology Today, Travel & Leisure, The Seattle Times, Spirituality & Health, The Sun, and many other publications. She also writes about creating a blueprint for your book and the how to have a satisfying writing life for Writers Digest, the Hugo House blog and other outlets. Jennifer Haupt is the author of the highly acclaimed In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills. Her fans call her work "beautiful", "breathtaking" and "a life-altering read".

Reviews

"I loved Alone Together. It's a brilliant, diverse, rich collections of essays, poetry, essays and dialogue by some of our most important (and some of my personal favorite) authors. Of course, the writing is as beautiful as it is varied. While the subject matter is overwhelmingly depressing, it's also reassuring to read that I'm not alone in what I'm feeling. These are powerful messages of unity and hope in a time of isolation and despair. Alone Together is a very important work that has emerged from a very dark time." --Kevin O'Brien, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Bad Sister and The Betrayed Wife
"Alone Together showcases the human desire to grieve, explore, comfort, connect, and simply sit with the world as it weathers the pandemic. Jennifer Haupt's timely and moving anthology also benefits the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, making it a project that is noble in both word and deed." --Ann Patchett, Bestselling author, bookseller, and Co-Ambassador for The Book Industry Charitable Foundation
"Alone Together connects writers, readers, and booksellers in a wonderfully imaginative way. It's a really good book for a really good cause." --James Patterson, Bestselling author, and Co-Ambassador for The Book Industry Charitable Foundation
"An anthology of poems, essays, interviews, and reflections inspired by the COVID-19 lockdown, with proceeds benefitting independent booksellers. A heartening gathering of writers joining forces for community support." --Kirkus Reviews
"A heartening gathering of writers joining forces for community support." --Kirkus Reviews
"Haupt convened scores of her fellow writers for this remarkable anthology of responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. Anyone who has weathered the past few months will find something in here that speaks to them." --Publishers Weekly