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Book Title: Heart of the City: Nine Stories of Love and Serendipity on the Streets of New York|
The author of the book: Ariel Sabar
ISBN 13: 9781441768353
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 24.14 MB
Edition: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date of issue: January 11th 2011
Read full description of the books Heart of the City: Nine Stories of Love and Serendipity on the Streets of New York:The handsome Texas sailor who offers dinner to a runaway in Central Park. The Midwestern college girl who stops a cop in Times Square for restaurant advice. The Brooklyn man on a midnight subway who helps a weary tourist find her way to Chinatown. The Columbia University graduate student who encounters an unexpected object of beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A public place in the world's greatest city. A chance meeting of strangers. A marriage. Heart of the City tells the remarkable true stories of nine ordinary couples--from the 1940s to the present--whose matchmaker was the city of New York. Intrigued by the romance of his own parents, who met in Washington Square Park, award-winning author Ariel Sabar set off on a far-ranging search for other couples who married after first meeting in one of New York City's iconic public spaces. Sabar conjures their big-city love stories in novel-like detail, drawing us into the hearts of strangers just as their lives are about to change forever. In setting the stage for these surprising, funny, and moving tales, Sabar, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, offers a fascinating look at the role of place in how--and whether--people meet and fall in love.
Read information about the authorAriel Sabar won the National Book Critics Circle Award for his debut book, My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for his Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq (2008). His second book, Heart of the City (2011), was called a "beguiling romp" (New York Times) and an "engaging, moving and lively read" (Toronto Star). His Kindle Single, The Outsider: The Life and Times of Roger Barker (2014), was a best-selling nonfiction short.
Ariel is also an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Harper's, The Atlantic, Washington Post, Mother Jones, and This American Life, among many other places. He is a contributing editor at Smithsonian Magazine and Washingtonian Magazine, and a former staff writer for the Providence Journal, Baltimore Sun, and Christian Science Monitor, where he covered the 2008 presidential campaigns. He has reported from Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.
Ariel graduated magna cum laude from Brown University. He has taught creative writing at The George Washington University and has lectured on the crafts of journalism and memoir at Brown, Johns Hopkins, The University of Maryland-College Park, and Georgetown. He has been interviewed about his books and articles on NPR, PBS NewsHour, C-SPAN, and the BBC World Service.
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