Letter to a Stranger: Essays to the Ones Who Haunt Us

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Algonquin Books
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5.51 X 8.19 X 0.87 inches | 0.61 pounds
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About the Author

Colleen Kinder is an essayist and editor whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, National Geographic Traveler, Salon.com, and The Best American Travel Writing. She has taught writing at Yale University, the Chautauqua Institution, and Semester at Sea. A Fulbright Scholar, Kinder received her MFA at the University of Iowa and is the author of Delaying the Real World and the cofounder of the online magazine Off Assignment.
Leslie Jamison is the author of a novel, The Gin Closet, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Fiction Prize. Her essays have appeared in the Believer, Harper's, Oxford American, A Public Space, Tin House, and The Best American Essays. She is a regular columnist for the New York Times Book Review and lives in Brooklyn, New York.


"Letter to a Stranger is nothing less than a celebration of the adventure that is other people."
--Ariel Levy, author of The Rules Do Not Apply

"The symphony of voices in Letter to a Stranger is at times rousing and exhilarating, at other times piercing and plaintive. The human condition is on full display, here in these fleeting glimpses of our essential connectedness. This beautiful book is a perfect one for our times. It reminds us that we are witnesses to one another's joys and heartaches, even if we never exchange a word."
--Dani Shapiro, New York Times bestselling author of Inheritance

"By turns, moving, hilarious, and scary, this collection of taut fiery essays is a sprint around the world--all keyhole portraits of unexpected brushes with that one character who flares with meaning."
--Jack Hitt, author of Bunch of Amateurs