- Jennifer Haupt
- September 1, 2020
- Fiction | 256pp
- Trade Paper 978-1-77168-228-2 $16.99
- Ebook 978-1-77168-229-9 $12.99
Faith Adiele, Kelli Russell Agodon, Kwame Alexander, Alistair Bane, Misha Berson, Robin Black, Richard Blanco, Logan Blanton, Jenna Blum, Gayle Brandeis, Sommer Browning, Abigail Carter, Claudia Castro Luna, Ching-in Chen, Serena Chopra, Ewa Chrusciel, Meg Waite Clayton, Andrea King Collier, Greg Colucci, Elizabeth Dimarco, Sarah Domet, Andre Dubus III, Teri Elam, W. Ralph Eubanks, Amber Flame, Ana Hebra Flaster, Jamie Ford, Gina Frangello, Julie Gardner, Nikki Giovanni, Michelle Goodman, Deborah Green, Lise Haines, Sadia Hassan, Jennifer Haupt, Christine Hemp, Susan Henderson, Patricia Henley, Jane Hirshfield, Pam Houston, Major Jackson, Scott James, Sonora Jha, Margot Kahn, Jessica Keener, Kathleen Kenneth, Stephen P. Kiernan, Eson Kim, Sally Koslow, Jean Kwok, Devi S. Laskar, Caroline Leavitt, Ada Limón, Roberto Lovato, Rebecca Mabanglo-Mayor, Shana Mahaffey, Catherine Matthews, Donna Miscolta, Dinty W. Moore, January Gill O’Neil, Paulette Perhach, McKenna Princing, Ruben Quesada, Anna Quinn, Peter G. Quinn, Dawn Raffel, Susan Rich, Molly Ringle, Elizabeth Rosner, Jennifer Rosner, Kevin Sampsell, Sandra Sarr, Dani Shapiro, David Sheff, David Shields, N. L. Shompole, Jennie Shortridge, Michael Shou-Yung Shum, Laura Stanfill, Donna Baier Stein, Garth Stein, Melissa Studdard, Grace Talusan, Martha Anne Toll, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Luis Alberto Urrea, Jaclyn Watterson, Michelle Wildgen, Steve Yarbrough, Kristen Millares Young, Lidia Yuknavitch
This collection of essays, poems, and interviews serves as a lifeline for negotiating how to connect and thrive during a time of isolation as well as a historical perspective that will remain relevant for years to come. All proceeds are being donated to The Book Industry Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit organization that coordinates charitable programs to strengthen the bookselling community.
In response to the pandemic, Jennifer Haupt rallied almost one hundred authors and business partners to contribute their work, free of charge, to support independent booksellers forced to close their doors. The roster of diverse voices includes Faith Adiele, Kwame Alexander, Jenna Blum, Andre Dubus III, Jamie Ford, Nikki Giovanni, Luis Alberto Urrea, Pam Houston, Jean Kwok, Major Jackson, Caroline Leavitt, Devi S. Laskar, Ada Limón, Dani Shapiro, David Sheff, Garth Stein, Steve Yarbrough, and Lidia Yuknavitch.
The overarching theme of the book is how this age of isolation and uncertainty is changing us as individuals and a society and is divided into five sections: What Now?, Grieve, Comfort, Connect, and Don’t Stop!.
“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
“During the pandemic, book tours have been cancelled, bookstores closed, and book deals delayed. What is the literary community to do? Write about it, of course, and try to find or make some meaning out of a period when everything seems so uncertain and unstable. A heartening gathering of writers joining forces for community support.” — Kirkus Reviews
“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