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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. All contributing authors and business partners are donating their share to The Book Industry Charitable Foundation, 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 Limón, Dani Shapiro, David Sheff, Garth Stein, Luis Alberto Urrea, Steve Yarbrough, and Lidia Yuknavitch.
ALONE TOGETHER is divided into five sections: What Now?, Grieve, Comfort, Connect, And Don't Stop. The overarching theme is how this age of isolation and uncertainty is changing us as individuals and a society.
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“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 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
“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
“We are honored to be part of this anthology as it marks a time when this community came together in extraordinary ways.”
— Pamela French, Executive Director – Book Industry Charitable Foundation