Virtual: Natalie Eve Garrett & guests present The Lonely Stories: 22 Celebrated Writers on the Joys & Struggles of Being Alone

Natalie Eve Garrett & guests present The Lonely Stories: 22 Celebrated Writers on the Joys & Struggles of Being Alone

Participants: Lev Grossman, Aja Gabel, and Maggie Shipstead

If you're feeling lonely or if you've ever felt unseen, if you're emboldened by solitude or secretly longing for it: Welcome to The Lonely Stories. This cathartic collection of essays illuminates an experience that so few of us openly discuss. Some stories are heartbreaking, such as Jesmyn Ward's reckoning with the loss of her husband and Dina Nayeri's reflection on immigrating to a foreign country. Others are witty, such as Lev Grossman's rueful tale of heading to the woods or Anthony Doerr's struggles with internet addiction. Still others celebrate the clarity of solitude, like Claire Dederer's journey toward sobriety and Lidia Yuknavitch's sensual look at desire. Thoughtful and affirming, The Lonely Stories reveals the complexities of an emotion we've all felt--reminding us that we're not alone. (Catapult)

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Event date: 
Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 6:00pm
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The Lonely Stories: 22 Celebrated Writers on the Joys & Struggles of Being Alone Cover Image
By Natalie Eve Garrett (Editor)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226608
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Catapult - April 19th, 2022