Alone Together

Alone Together
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: 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.

Jennifer Haupt, editor and curator of this anthology, and Central Avenue Publishing, as well as all contributing authors, are donating net profits to The Book Industry Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit organization that coordinates charitable programs to strengthen the bookselling community.

In response to the pandemic, Ms. Haupt rallied more than 90 authors to contribute their work to ALONE TOGETHER, free of charge, to support struggling independent booksellers forced to close their doors.

The roster of diverse voices includes:

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.

Alone Together is divided into five sections: Love, Grief, Comfort, Grace, and Possibilities. The overarching theme is how this age of isolation and uncertainty is changing us as individuals and a society.

"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

Publication Date: 
September 1, 2020