Sweet Es­cape

A COL­LEC­TION OF SHORT READS PERFECT FOR VA­CA­TION.

Esquire (Philippines) - - MAN AT HIS BEST - By Kara or­tiga

FOR­TUNE SMILES Adam John­son

Fol­low­ing his Pulitzer Prizewin­ning novel The Or­phan

Mas­ter’s Son, Adam John­son cre­ates For­tune

Smiles—a col­lec­tion of six short sto­ries that delve into love and loss, dis­as­ter, tech­nol­ogy, and the po­lit­i­cal ver­sus per­sonal spheres. His fic­tion is deeply mov­ing, al­low­ing one to re­flect on their way of look­ing at the world, mak­ing him an in­cred­i­bly per­cep­tive and in­flu­en­tial writer. (P599)

THE VIEW FROM THE CHEAP SEATS Neil Gaiman

Thought­ful com­men­ta­tor and artist Neil Gaiman, sheds his ob­ser­va­tions on a num­ber of top­ics in this col­lec­tion of non­fic­tion es­says. His sharp, comedic wit is ev­i­dent in The View from the Cheap Seats— where 60 of his no­table pieces are put to­gether, re­flect­ing on var­i­ous as­pects of his life, mu­sic, art, in­spi­ra­tion, and Amer­ica. They are per­sonal and soul­ful, but ac­ces­si­ble and en­ter­tain­ing at the same time. (P755)

THE BEST AMER­I­CAN ES­SAYS OF 2016 Jonathan Franzen

This an­thol­ogy of es­says guest edited by Jonathan Franzen, fea­tures some of Amer­ica’s finest es­say­ists, whose in­clu­sion in this book is based solely on the abil­ity of the writer to “be like the fire­fighter, whose job, while ev­ery­one else is feel­ing the flames, is to run straight to them.” Franzen high­lights the form, and the risks that come with it: the per­sonal re­assess­ment and vul­ner­a­bil­ity that comes with es­say-writ­ing. (P615)

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