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The best American essays 2021 / edited and with an introduction by Kathryn Schulz ; Robert Atwan, series editor.

Schulz, Kathryn, (editor,, writer of introduction.). Atwan, Robert, (editor.). Alexander, Elizabeth, 1962- Trayvon generation. (Added Author). Als, Hilton. Homecoming. (Added Author). Brown, Molly McCully, 1991- broken country. (Added Author). Callard, Agnes. Acceptance parenting. (Added Author). Hamilton, Gabrielle. kitchen is closed. (Added Author). Hoagland, Tony. Bent arrows: on anticipation of my approaching disappearance. (Added Author). Jackson, Greg, 1983- Vicious cycles. (Added Author). Joshi, Ruchir. Clarity. (Added Author). Leach, Amy, 1975- . Oh Latitudo. (Added Author). Lockwood, Patricia. Insane after coronavirus? (Added Author). Lopez, Barry Holstun, 1945-2020 Love in a time of terror. (Added Author). Lustig, Jessica. What I learned when my husband got sick with coronavirus. (Added Author). Martin, Dawn Lundy. What money can't buy. (Added Author). Messud, Claire, 1966- Two women. (Added Author). Morris, Wesley. My mustache. (Added Author). Nguyen, Bich Minh. Apparent. (Added Author). O'Toole, Fintan, 1958- designated mourner. (Added Author). Read, Max. Going postal. (Added Author). Suarez, Dariel, 1983- In orbit. (Added Author). Ward, Jesmyn. Witness and respair. (Added Author).


"A collection of the year's best essays, selected by award-winning journalist and New Yorker staff writer Kathryn Schulz. 'The world is abundant even in bad times,' guest editor Kathryn Schulz writes in her introduction. 'It is lush with interestingness, and always, somewhere, offering up consolation or beauty or humor or happiness, or at least the hope of future happiness.' The essays Schulz selected are a powerful time capsule of 2020, showcasing that even if our lives as we knew them stopped, the beauty to be found in them flourished. From an intimate account of nursing a loved one in the early days of the pandemic, to a masterful portrait of grieving the loss of a husband as the country grieved the loss of George Floyd, this collection brilliantly captures the grief, hardship, and hope of a singular year"-- Back cover.

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  • ISBN: 9780358381754
  • ISBN: 0358381754
  • Physical Description: xxvii, 221 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes contributors' notes and other notable essays and literary nonfiction of 2020.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
The Trayvon generation / Elizabeth Alexander, from The New Yorker -- Homecoming / Hilton Als, from The New Yorker -- The broken country / Molly McCully Brown, from Virginia Quarterly Review -- Acceptance parenting / Agnes Callard, from The Point -- The kitchen is closed / Gabrielle Hamilton, from The New York Times Magazine -- Bent arrows: on anticipation of my approaching disappearance / Tony Hoagland, from Ploughshares -- Vicious cycles / Greg Jackson, from Harper's Magazine -- Clarity / Ruchir Joshi, from Granta -- Oh Latitudo / Amy Leach, from Granta -- Insane after coronavirus? / Patricia Lockwood, from London Review of Books -- Love in a time of terror / Barry Lopez, from Literary Hub -- What I learned when my husband got sick with coronavirus / Jessica Lustig, from The New York Times Magazine -- What money can't buy / Dawn Lundy Martin, from Ploughshares -- Two women / Claire Messud, from A Public Space -- My mustache / Wesley Morris, from The New York Times Magazine -- Apparent / Beth Nguyen, from The Paris Review -- The designated mourner / Fintan O'Toole, from The New York Review of Books -- Going postal / Max Read, from Bookforum -- In orbit / Dariel Suarez, from The Threepenny Review -- Witness and respair / Jesmyn Ward, from Vanity Fair.
Subject: American essays > 21st century.
American essays.
Genre: Essays.

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