The Lonely Stories edited by Natalie Eve Garrett

The Lonely Stories edited by Natalie Eve Garrett

$ 16.95

A collection of essays about the joys and struggles of being alone by 22 literary writers including: Lev Grossman, Jhumpa Lahiri, Lena Dunham, Jesmyn Ward, Yiyun Li, and Anthony Doerr.

On sale April 19, 2022 ISBN: 9781948226608

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.

Contributors include:
    Megan Giddings
    Claire Dederer
    Imani Perry
    Jeffery Renard Allen
    Maggie Shipstead
    Emily Raboteau
    Lev Grossman
    Lena Dunham
    Yiyun Li
    Anthony Doerr
    Helena Fitzgerald
    Maile Meloy
    Aja Gabel
    Jean Kwok
    Amy Shearn
    Peter Ho Davies
    Maya Shanbhag Lang
    Jhumpa Lahiri
    Jesmyn Ward
    Lidia Yuknavitch
    Dina Nayeri
    Melissa Febos

NATALIE EVE GARRETT is an artist and a writer. She's the editor of Eat Joy: Stories & Comfort Food from 31 Celebrated Writers and The Artists' and Writers' Cookbook: A Collection of Stories with Recipes. A graduate of Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design, Natalie lives with her husband, daughter, and son in a town outside D.C.