Paper Lanterns: More Quotations from the Back Pages of the Sun (Paperback)

More Quotations from the Back Pages of the Sun

By Sy Safransky (Editor), Tim McKee (Editor), Andrew Snee (Editor)

North Atlantic Books, 9781583942468, 260pp.

Publication Date: May 3, 2011



Spanning regions, eras, religions, and philosophies, "Paper Lanterns "is a thoughtful collection of quotations that have appeared in "The Sun "magazine, which boasts a loyal readership of 70,000 people. With quotes by writers, artists, mystics, humorists, philosophers, and others, the book takes readers on a journey through innocence and experience, love and loss, disillusionment and awakening, by turns delighting readers and giving reassurance to those experiencing tough times.
Divided into sixteen chapters, the book is organized by themes that include romantic love, family, education, travel, creativity, life challenges, compassion, social justice, nature, spirituality, and death. Unlike many books in this genre, "Paper Lanterns "avoids well-worn quotes, and the contributors are an eclectic group: from Hafiz to Emma Goldman; from John Lennon to the Buddha. Offering wisdom in a nutshell, "Paper Lanterns "respects the glory and the heartache of being human.

About the Author

Sy Safransky is founder and editor of "The Sun. "The editor of four previous anthologies based on the magazine, he lives in Chapel Hill, NC.

Tim McKee's "No More Strangers Now "was selected as an honor book for the Jane Addams Book Award. He lives in Pittsboro, NC.

Andrew Snee has worked at "The Sun "since 1994. He lives in Raleigh, NC.