Heart of the City

Nine Stories of Love and Serendipity on the Streets of New York

By Ariel Sabar
(Da Capo Press, Hardcover, 9780738213798, 272pp.)

Publication Date: January 2011

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From the NBCC Award–winning author of My Father’s Paradise: a book of true stories about ordinary people brought together by the strange romantic workings of New York’s landscape

About the Author

Ariel Sabar’s first book, My Father’s Paradise, won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. He is an award-winning former staff writer for the Baltimore Sun, Christian Science Monitor, and Providence Journal. His work has also appeared in the New York Times and Boston Globe, among many other publications. He teaches creative writing at The George Washington University and lives with his family in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2011

Two strangers meet on a fall day in 1966, in New York City's Washington Square Park. Four months later, they are married. Inspired by his parents' romance, author Ariel Sabar set out to find other couples who met and fell in love in New York's iconic public spaces. The result was the book, Heart of the City. Host Michel Martin speaks with author about his latest book and the importance of place when meeting a mate. More at NPR.org

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