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This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home (2017)

by Margot Kahn (Editor), Kelly McMasters (Editor)

Other authors: Catina Bacote (Contributor), Jennifer Finney Boylan (Contributor), Akiko Busch (Contributor), Claudia Castro Luna (Contributor), Sonya Chung (Contributor)25 more, Tara Conklin (Contributor), Desiree Cooper (Contributor), Naima Coster (Contributor), Jennifer De Leon (Contributor), Elisabeth Eaves (Contributor), Lina Maria Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas (Contributor), Danielle Geller (Contributor), Debra Gwartney (Contributor), Pam Houston (Contributor), Naomi Jackson (Contributor), Margot Kahn (Contributor), Kate Lebo (Contributor), Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum (Contributor), Kelly McMasters (Contributor), Leigh Newman (Contributor), Amanda Petrusich (Contributor), Dani Shapiro (Contributor), Hasanthika Sirisena (Contributor), Sarah Viren (Contributor), KaiLea Wallin (Contributor), Elissa Washuta (Contributor), Miranda Weiss (Contributor), Terry Tempest Williams (Contributor), Jane Wong (Contributor), Maya Jewell Zeller (Contributor)

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A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE A thought-provoking collection of personal essays about home What makes a home? What do equality, safety, and politics have to do with it? And why is it so important to us to feel like we belong? In this collection, 30 women writers explore the theme in personal essays about neighbors, marriage, kids, sentimental objects, homelessness, domestic violence, solitude, immigration, gentrification, geography, and more. Contributors--including Amanda Petrusich, Naomi Jackson, Jane Wong, and Jennifer Finney Boylan--lend a diverse range of voices to this subject that remains at the core of our national conversations. Engaging, insightful, and full of hope, This is the Place will make you laugh, cry, and think hard about home, wherever you may find it. "This collection, encompassing a spectrum of races, ethnicities, religions, sexualities, political beliefs and classes, could not be timelier....open this book, hear its chorus of voices and remember that we are a nation of individuals, bound to each other by our humanity." --The New York Times Book Review "...an honest portrait of the U.S., pieced together like an imperfect American quilt. We need more books like this." --BUST… (more)

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Kahn, MargotEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
McMasters, KellyEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Bacote, CatinaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Boylan, Jennifer FinneyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Busch, AkikoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Castro Luna, ClaudiaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chung, SonyaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Conklin, TaraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cooper, DesireeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Coster, NaimaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
De Leon, JenniferContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Eaves, ElisabethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas, Lina MariaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Geller, DanielleContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gwartney, DebraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Houston, PamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jackson, NaomiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kahn, MargotContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lebo, KateContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lunstrum, Kirsten SundbergContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McMasters, KellyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Petrusich, AmandaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shapiro, DaniContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sirisena, HasanthikaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Viren, SarahContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wallin, KaiLeaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Washuta, ElissaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Weiss, MirandaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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