Friday, May 25, 2012

Kindle Free Download


I don't usually post on Fridays but I want to let you all know that Saying Goodbye to the People, Places, and Things in Our Lives, A Dream of Things Anthology is available today and tomorrow (25th & 26th)  as a Kindle free download from Amazon. It includes my essay, "The Evolution of Your Goodbyes." I hope you'll check it out! 






From Amazon:


"Saying Goodbye is a collection of true stories about saying goodbye to the people, places, and things in our lives. The stories are universal. They are incredibly powerful and moving. And they are surprisingly uplifting and cathartic. "The stories are about love, really, not sadness," says one critic. "Despite all the sadness and grief that come with saying goodbye, there is love and joy and comedy on the Other Side." Says another: "If you have ever had to deal with loss, read this book. It will make you feel better."

These stories show that there is sadness in goodbyes, but there is also irony and humor. We cry about the sad stories, we laugh at the funny ones, and along the way, we learn valuable lessons about how we say goodbye -- sometimes under the most difficult of circumstances. We learn because the contributors are unflinchingly open and honest when it comes to sharing very personal stories about how they and their loved ones say goodbye. Taken together, these stories serve as amazing examples of how to say goodbye with grace, dignity, and good humor.

Saying Goodbye is the first anthology in a new series from Dream of Things intended to fill the gap between popular anthologies of stories that are "short and sweet" and the Best American Essays series, which are much longer. Dream of Things anthologies are collections of quality stories between 500 and 2,500 words. Instead of short and sweet, these stories are short and deep."





15 comments:

  1. Just set that up to download to my iPad when I get home. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're very welcome. I hope you enjoy it.

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  2. I'm still not Kindle/IPhone equipped, which will soon get embarrassing... I hope you have a fantastic respond to the offer. The price can't be beat!

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    1. I don't have a Kindle or iPhone either, Mirka. We can be embarrassed together ;)

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  3. Congrats on the publication! And thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. Congrats on the publication! I don't have a Kindle but I read your essay from your website. Very moving.

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    1. Thanks so much, Barb, for taking the time to read it =)

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  5. Ruth, that image of Elvis and you and your dancing, the walk forgotten is so sweet, even if you're not that kind of family. Hugs.

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    1. That dancing moment is now a treasured memory for me. Thanks so much for reading, Vijaya!

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  6. Short and deep--great description. :)

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  7. Ruth, I'm finally going to get a Kindle. In a few months - it will take me that long to decide which model! Was glad to hear you and Mirka also do not have an iPhone and Kindle - thought I was the only person in the world who doesn't!

    Also, congratulations on winning my organic grass-fed brisket giveaway!

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  8. It sounds like an amazing book. Congratulations.

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  9. Congrats on the release. This sounds like a very special collection.

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  10. I missed this post when it was new, but I read The Evolution of Your Goodbyes from a link on your site some time ago. Very poignant. Congratulations.

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