Could there be a timelier gift to quarantined readers...? I doubt it.
--The Washington Post
A heartening gathering of writers joining forces for community support.
--Kirkus Reviews Connects writers, readers, and booksellers in a wonderfully imaginative way. It's a really good book for a really good cause
--Bestselling author James Patterson ALONE TOGETHER: Love, Grief, and Comfort in 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. All contributing authors and business partners are donating their share to The Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc), a nonprofit organization that coordinates charitable programs to strengthen the bookselling community.
The roster of diverse voices includes Faith Adiele, Kwame Alexander, Jenna Blum, Andre Dubus III, Jamie Ford, Nikki Giovanni, Pam Houston, Jean Kwok, Major Jackson, Devi S. Laskar, Caroline Leavitt, Ada Limón, Dani Shapiro, David Sheff, Garth Stein, Luis Alberto Urrea, Steve Yarbrough, and Lidia Yuknavitch.
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