All There Is
Love Stories from Storycorps
By Dave Isay
(Penguin Press, Hardcover, 9781594203213, 176pp.)
Publication Date: February 2, 2012
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In stories that carry us from the excitement and anticipation of courtship to the deep connection of lifelong commitment, we discover that love is found in the most unexpected of places--a New York tollbooth, a military base in Iraq, an airport lounge--and learn that the course it takes is as unpredictable as life itself. As the storytellers in this book start careers, build homes, and raise families, we witness the life-affirming joy of partnership, the comfort of shared sorrows, and profound gratitude in the face of loss.
These stories are also testament to the heart's remarkable endurance. In ALL THERE IS we encounter love that survives discrimination, illness, poverty, distance--even death. In the courage of people's passion we are reminded of the strength and resilience of the human spirit. This powerful collection bares witness to real love, in its many varied forms, enriching our understanding of that most magical feeling.
If Dave Isay has learned one thing from editing his new book of StoryCorps conversations it's this: "No one should ever, ever give up hope on love," he says. "It seems like it's not in the cards for people, and then it just sneaks up behind you." More at NPR.org
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