Our Boston

Writers Celebrate the City They Love

By Andrew Blauner (Editor)
(Houghton Mifflin, Paperback, 9780544263802, 353pp.)

Publication Date: October 15, 2013

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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.
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.




About the Author
Andrew Blauner is the Editor of four previous anthologies: "Coach;" "Brothers" (Finalist, Books for a Better Life Award); "Our Boston "(for the benefit of the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings); and "Central Park" and is the coeditor of "For the Love of Baseball". His writing has been published in "The New York Times", and he has appeared on NPR's "On Point", "The Leonard Lopate Show", "Brian Lehrer", "On Writing with Ben Cheever", ABC, CBS, NBC, and other media outlets. He is the founder of Blauner Books Literary Agency; a graduate of The Collegiate School, Brown University, and Columbia Business School; and a member of PEN American Center and National Book Critics Circle.
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