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Alone Together
Alone Together

Alone Together

Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19

LITERARY COLLECTIONS

288 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $16.99 (CA $22.99) (US $16.99)

Publication Date: September 2020

ISBN 9781771682282

Rights: WOR

Central Avenue Publishing (Sep 2020)

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Overview

Bestselling authors and poets come together to contribute essays, poetry, and interviews about love, grief, and comfort during the coronavirus pandemic with proceeds to benefit the independent booksellers who play an integral role in literature.

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.Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort During 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.Jennifer Haupt, editor and curator of this anthology, and Central Avenue Publishing, as well as all contributing authors, are donating net profits to The Book Industry Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit organization that coordinates charitable programs to strengthen the bookselling community. In response to the pandemic, Ms. Haupt rallied more than 90 authors to contribute their work to ALONE TOGETHER, free of charge, to support struggling independent booksellers forced to close their doors. The roster of diverse voices includes: Kwame Alexander Jenna Blum Andre Dubus III Jamie Ford Nikki Giovanni Pam Houston Jean Kwok Major Jackson Caroline Leavitt Ada Limón Dani Shapiro David Sheff Garth Stein Luis Alberto Urrea Steve Yarbrough and Lidia Yuknavitch.Alone Together is divided into five sections: Love, Grief, Comfort, Grace, and Possibilities. 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

Reviews

"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

"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

"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

"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

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

"Could there be a timelier gift? Author/editor Haupt's new anthology delivers on its title, with an outpouring of responses to our shared ordeal by a wonderfully diverse group of (90!) writers." —Joan Frank, The Washington Post

"…there is undoubtedly an immense comfort to be had in experiencing the pandemic refracted back to you from multiple perspectives, tracking our feelings and experiences." —Cade Johnson, ZYZZYVA

Author Biography

Jennifer Haupt is an author and journalist who has written for O, The Oprah Magazine, Psychology Today, The Rumpus, The Seattle Times, Spirituality & Health, The Sun, Travel & Leisure, and many other publications.