Our Boston by Andrew Blauner audiobook

Our Boston: Writers Celebrate the City They Love

Edited by Andrew Blauner  
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Blackstone Publishing 9780544263802
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What defines Boston? Its history? Its landmarks? Its sports teams and shrines? Perhaps the question should be, who defines Boston? From Henry David Thoreau to Dennis Lehane, Boston has been beloved by many of America's greatest writers, and there is no better group of men and women to capture the heart and soul of the Hub. In Our Boston, editor Andrew Blauner has collected both original and reprinted essays from Boston-area writers past and present, all celebrating the city they love. In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, they responded to his call to celebrate this great city by providing almost all brand-new works, and forgoing royalties in order to support the survivors and their families. From Mike Barnicle to Pico Iyer, Susan Orlean to George Plimpton, Leigh Montville to Lesley Visser, Pagan Kennedy to James Atlas, here is a collection of the best essays by our best writers on one of America's greatest cities.

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Summary

What defines Boston? Its history? Its landmarks? Its sports teams and shrines?

Perhaps the question should be, who defines Boston? From Henry David Thoreau to Dennis Lehane, Boston has been beloved by many of America's greatest writers, and there is no better group of men and women to capture the heart and soul of the Hub. In Our Boston, editor Andrew Blauner has collected both original and reprinted essays from Boston-area writers past and present, all celebrating the city they love. In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, they responded to his call to celebrate this great city by providing almost all brand-new works, and forgoing royalties in order to support the survivors and their families.

From Mike Barnicle to Pico Iyer, Susan Orlean to George Plimpton, Leigh Montville to Lesley Visser, Pagan Kennedy to James Atlas, here is a collection of the best essays by our best writers on one of America's greatest cities.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Our Boston is a stellar anthology, a love letter to a resilient city penned by an all-star team of writers, from Lehane to Updike to Orlean, among others. This book is as full of history and surprises as the city itself.” Tom Perrotta, New York Times bestselling author
“For anyone who loves great writing and learning about the lives of great writers. It’s an absolute gem of a book—as perfect as a Legal lobster dinner or a Toscanini’s sundae.” Seth Mnookin, New York Times bestselling author
Our Boston gives us skilled, knowing, warm, observant writers who embrace the city personally, pointedly, suggestively, and in so doing tell us so very much about our country, ourselves. Their Boston is a telling reminder of a nation’s story.” Robert Coles, Pulitzer Prize–winning author
“Like the remarkable city to which they pay tribute, the pieces assembled in this book are diverse, engrossing, illuminating, emotional, funny—and glorious. Anyone who loves or has ever loved Boston will want a copy.” Claire Messud, author of The Emperor’s Children
“A distinguished, eloquent, and deeply felt testimony evoking not only the shadow on our hearts but also the resolve and vitality of this great American city.” Alec Wilkinson, author of The Ice Balloon
“Read this book if you have ever lived in Boston and want to remember the unique pull of the place; if you’ve never lived in Boston and want to understand its unusual charm; if you currently live in Boston and want to see reflected in these pages a metropolis that thrums with innovation and warmth at the same time.” Lauren Slater, author of Opening Skinner’s Box
“A collection of nonfiction pieces by an impressive array of writers…A must-read for everyone who already cares about Boston and anyone looking beyond the tourist guides for a more intimate view of this iconic American city.” Booklist
“The quality of the writing is uniformly high…worthy and moving.” Kirkus Reviews

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Literary Collections
Runtime: 10.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English