The Best American Essays 2021 (The Best American Series ®)
(as of Oct 26,2021 19:05:50 UTC – Details)
“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 shapes the grief, hardship, and hope of a singular year.
ELIZABETH ALEXANDER • HILTON ALS • GABRIELLE HAMILTON • RUCHIR JOSHI • PATRICIA LOCKWOOD• CLAIRE MESSUD • WESLEY MORRIS • BETH NGUYEN • JESMYN WARD and others
From the Publisher
Read all of this year’s best of the best stories and writing
A collection of this year’s best stories selected by two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward.
Folktales and lore come alive and the dead rise in this year’s collection of the best stories brought to you by #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Divergent series Veronica Roth.
Equal parts shocking and irresistible, best-selling crime novelist Alafair Burke brings this year’s best stories.
Award-winning journalist and New Yorker Staff writer Kathryn Schulz selects this year’s top essays, showcasing that even if our lives as we knew them stopped, the beauty to be found in them flourished.
Live vicariously through this year’s best stories, selected by Padma Lakshmi, giving us views into experiences unlike our own and taking us on journeys we could not take ourselves.
The year’s top food writing, from writers who celebrate the many innovative, comforting, mouthwatering, and culturally rich culinary offerings of our country. Edited by Silvia Killingsworth and renowned chef and author Gabrielle Hamilton.
New York Times best-selling author and renowned science journalist Ed Yong compiles the best science and nature writing published in 2020.
Publisher:Mariner Books (October 12, 2021)
Item Weight:6.2 ounces
Dimensions:5.5 x 0.69 x 8.25 inches