Central Park: An Anthology

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Apr 24, 2012 - Literary Collections - 240 pages
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Central Park is perhaps the most well-trod and familiar green space in the county. It is both a refuge from the city and Manhattan's very heart; a respite from the urban grind and a hive of activity all its own. 843 carefully planned acres allow some 37 million visitors each year to come and get lost in a sense of nature. Unsurprisingly, the park also inspires a wealth of great writing, and here Andrew Blauner collects some of the finest fiction and nonfiction-- 20 pieces in all, with classics sprinkled among 13 new ones commissioned from great New York writers. Bill Buford spends a wild night in the park; Jonathan Safran Foer envisions it as a tiny, transplanted piece of a mythical Sixth Borough; and Marie Winn answers definitively Holden Caulfield's question of where the ducks go when the park's ponds freeze over. There are bird sightings and fish sightings; Jackie Kennedy and James Brown sightings; and pieces by Colson Whitehead, Paul Auster, and Francine Prose. This vibrant collection presents Central Park, in all its many-faceted glory, a 51-block swath of special magic.

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User Review  - skinglist - LibraryThing

An interesting collection of Central Park fiction and non-fiction stories from a former Urban Park Ranger when the program started While a lot focuses on the bad ol' days of central park, there are ... Read full review

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User Review  - sriemann - LibraryThing

*Note: I won this advance copy in one of the Goodreads giveaways. I enjoyed the anthology. It looks like I took forever to read it, but the last few months were really busy at work, and it was ... Read full review

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Andrew Blauner is the founder of Blauner Books Literary Agency and the editor of two previous anthologies, Coach and Brothers.

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