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All There Is review - Dave Isay

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LOVE LETTERS Isay turns recorded conversations into a heartfelt collection of essays

All There Is

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
62051
publisher:
Penguin
genre:
Nonfiction

We gave it an A

Stories of love shared, love lost, and love found fill the pages of this perfect little collection — and they’re amazing in their plainspoken eloquence. Culled from the archives of National Public Radio’s magnificent, award-winning StoryCorps project, each began as a personal tale told by one ordinary American to another, narrator to listener; the conversations were then recorded (some were excerpted and aired on NPR) and preserved in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Gracefully shaped into book form with rewarding cameo photos of each couple, these testaments of love reveal themselves as profound literature on a par with that of even the grandest poet or novelist. All There Is is a Valentine?s Day gift more meaningful than any box of chocolates. A

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