Saturday, March 10, 2012

All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps by Dave Isay

All There Is:
Love Stories from StoryCorps
by Dave Isay

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Just released: February 2012
Publisher: The Penguin Press HC
Genre: Short Stories
Hardback: 176 pages
Rating: 5

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In All There Is, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay shares stories of love and marriage from the revolutionary oral history project, revealing the many and remarkable journeys that relationships can take.

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.

My two-bits:
In-a-word(s): love
Absolutely enjoyed this gem of a book!
Reading the stories is just as enjoyable as listening to them.

--~ Book Giveaway courtesy of author ~--

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