Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19
Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing; Illustrated Edition (September 1, 2020)
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. Ms. Haupt rallied a diverse roster of more than 90 authors to contribute their work to ALONE TOGETHER, free of charge, including 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. All net profits will be donated to The Book Industry Charitable Foundation, to benefit booksellers in financial need.
Could there be a timelier gift to quarantined readers... ? I doubt it. 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." -- The Washington Post
"For anyone who feels powerless right now, these writings offer comfort and even escape into the abstract, allowing for meditation on deeper issues....A testament to the power of story in times of hardship and crisis." -- Library Journal
"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
"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
"The thread in this anthology: connection. In a time when physical connection is dangerous, emotional connection continues to grow in importance." -- The Seattle Times
About the Author
Jennifer Haupt's essays and articles have been published in O, The Oprah Magazine , Parenting, The Rumpus , Spirituality & Health , The Sun and many other publications. She also curates the popular Psychology Today blog, "One True Thing," a collection of essays and interviews for authors and readers. Her debut novel, In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills was a warded the Foreword Reviews Bronze Indie Award for Historical Fiction.