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Letter to a stranger : essays to the ones who haunt us

Kinder, Colleen, (editor.). Jamison, Leslie, 1983- (writer of foreword.).

Summary: "An anthology of short, intimate second-person essays by a diverse range of writers, each honoring a fleeting encounter with a stranger met while traveling that left a profound and lasting impact; with a foreword by bestselling author Leslie Jamison"--


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  • ISBN: 9781643751245
  • ISBN: 1643751247
  • Physical Description: print
    xix, 308 pages, map ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2022.

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Formatted Contents Note: Foreword / by Leslie Jamison -- Introduction / by Colleen Kinder -- Symmetry -- To the Traveling Magician, GRANADA, NICARAGUA / Leslie Jamison -- To the Woman Who Found Me Crying Outside the Senate, WASHINGTON, DC / Rachel Swearingen -- To the Father Paused Under the Tree, GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA / Anjali Sachdeva -- To My Lost Trishaw Driver, MANDALAY, MYANMAR / Pico Iyer -- To the Child on the Plane, THE CASCADES, OREGON / Lia Purpura -- To My Arctic Vardøger, PYRAMIDEN, NORWAY / Alexander Lumans -- To the Girl in the Tattoo Parlor, DALLAS, TEXAS / Michelle Tea -- To the Face in the Subway Glass, BERLIN, GERMANY / Annie Schweikert -- Mystery -- To the Loner at High Altitude, TRES CRUCES, PERU / Elizabeth Kolbert -- To the First Responder After the Storm, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA / David Parker Jr. -- To the Boy Who Climbed onto My Hammock, MAZUNTE, MEXICO / Emily Matchar -- To the Man I Believe Was Good, PALERMO, ITALY / Lauren Groff -- To the Man Who Saw Cobras Dance, AUROVILLE, INDIA / Meera Subramanian -- To the Woman Who Wanted to Go Shoe Shopping, XI’AN, CHINA / Vanessa Hua -- To the Chatty Man Who Pierced the Quiet, CANAAN, NEW HAMPSHIRE / Peter Orner -- To the Boo Radley of My Childhood, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA / Madelaine Lucas -- To the Grandfather I Hardly Knew, SICILY, ITALY / Peter Turchi -- To My Grandmother, c/o the Mush Hole, TSI KANATÁHERE / Amber Meadow Adams -- Chemistry -- To the Girl at the Riverbend, BAKER RIVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE / Howard Axelrod -- To the Stranger in My Family, BETHESDA, MARYLAND / Kiki Petrosino -- To the Man Who Spoke with His Hands, SOUTH CHINA SEA / Ying Reinhardt -- To the Taxi Driver Who Looped Back to Get Me, PARIS, FRANCE / Irina Reyn -- To the Woman Whose Shoulder I Slept On, NEW YORK CITY TO BOSTON / Naomi Gordon-Loebl -- To the Source Who Kept Changing Costume, DHAHRAN, SAUDI ARABIA / Keija Parssinen -- To Father of the Baby with the Brain Freeze, TUCSON, ARIZONA / Margo Steines -- To the Inescapable Teacher, PARAKOU, BENIN / Erica Cavanagh -- To the Gambler I Met in Jury Duty, CHINATOWN, NEW YORK CITY / Jenessa Abrams -- To the Stranger from the Silver Hour, ROCAMADOUR, FRANCE / Colleen Kinder -- Gratitude -- To the Pharmacist on Futong West Street, BEIJING, CHINA / Monet Patrice Thomas -- To the Woman Who Spared Me an Orange, OAXACA, MEXICO / Sarah Menkedick -- To the Driver I Followed, INTERSTATE 40, NORTH CAROLINA / Matthew Olzmann -- To the Man Who Sold Me Shoddy Film, HARAR, ETHIOPIA / Meron Hadero -- To Sandals Man, AN AIRPORT TERMINAL, CENTRAL CHINA / Craig Mod -- To the Driver Who Was Not Godfrey, KAMPALA, UGANDA / Raksha Vasudevan -- To the Waiter Who Left Me a Tip, BEYOĞLU DISTRICT, ISTANBUL, TURKEY / Michael Agresta -- To the Doctor I Never Thanked, TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK / Aria Beth Sloss -- To the Woman Who Walked Beside Me, YONKERS, NEW YORK / Sarah Perry -- To the Drunk Mr. Flunchy, AVIGNON, FRANCE / Gregory Pardlo -- Wonder -- To the Seller of Breadcrumbs, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA / Cutter Wood -- To the Woman on the Park Bench, CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK CITY / Aviya Kushner -- To My Steadfast Danish Soldier, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK / Julie Lunde -- To the Young German Horsewoman, Chosen to Help with Řttir, ÓBYGGDASETUR ÍSLANDS, ICELAND / Pam Houston -- To the Lady of the Platform, NEW YORK, NEW YORK / Jacquelyn Mitchard -- To the Italian Whose Name I Lost, FLORENCE, ITALY / Julia Glass -- To the Traveler Who Hid Cash in Her Underwear, RWANDA–TANZANIA BORDER / Ted Conover -- To the Lady of the Blackberries, HAPPY CAMP, CALIFORNIA / Kelly Ramsey -- Remorse -- To the Logari Who Asked About the Sun, LOGAR PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN / Jamil Jan Kochai -- To the Roomful of Travelers Watching Reality TV, LA PAZ, BOLIVIA / Anna Vodicka -- To Mario, 26-Year-Old Bestie to My 78-Year-Old Mom, SUNNYSIDE, WASHINGTON / Faith Adiele -- To the Son of the Victim, SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA / Sophie Haigney -- To the Woman with the Restraining Order, HOODSPORT, WASHINGTON / Meg Charlton -- To the Woman We Met Before the Flood, PAI, THAILAND / Maggie Shipstead -- To the Servant Girl Who Shared My Toys, KARACHI, PAKISTAN / Sheba Karim -- To the Keeper of the Fawn, CHISAGO CITY, MINNESOTA / Sally Franson -- To the Woman Harboring a Gringo, SAN ISIDRO DEL GENERAL, COSTA RICA / Jesse Donaldson -- Farewell -- To the Poet Who Disappeared, OKINAWA, JAPAN / Akemi Johnson -- To the Woman in the Earrings, PROVINCETOWN, MASSACHUSETTS / T Kira Madden -- To the Protagonist of a Too-Short Story, US ROUTE 17, NEW YORK / Carlynn Houghton -- To the Follower of Cheikh Bamba, DAKAR, SENEGAL / Emmanuel Iduma -- To the Father of the Lost Chilean Son, CHILEAN BASE, ANTARCTICA / Carin Clevidence -- To the Man Who Had a Wife, COSHOCTON, OHIO / Rachel Yoder -- To the One Who Was Supposed to Get Away, KO PHA NGAN, THAILAND / Lavinia Spalding -- To the Stranger My Doctor Heard All About, PORTLAND, OREGON / Robin Romm -- To the Deliveryman Who Gave Me a Lift, CARACAS, VENEZUELA / Lucas Mann -- To the Girl I Didn’t Love on the Last Bus Home, GUANACASTE, COSTA RICA / Jeremy B. Jones.
Subject: Voyages and travels
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Genre: Essays.
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