June 26th, 2016
Home | Log in! or Register

On Top Shelf
Lindsay McKennaLindsay McKenna
Fresh Fiction
Fresh Pick
Todays_Pick
TITANS

Reviewer Application


Ready for your June Beach read?

Slideshow image


Since your web browser does not support JavaScript, here is a non-JavaScript version of the image slideshow:

slideshow image
A darkly addictive novel of seduction and psychological obsession


slideshow image
She Trusts Him For the Job, But Can She Trust Him With Her Heart?


slideshow image
Brethren of the Coast


slideshow image
Love knows no boundary.


slideshow image
He survived combat…but will he fight for love?


slideshow image
Timeless Love!


slideshow image
If you love the Dark Protectors, these wicked hot Realm Enforcers are for you!


Heart of the City
Ariel Sabar

Nine Stories of Love and Serendipity on the Streets of New York

Da Capo Press
January 2011
On Sale: January 11, 2011
272 pages
ISBN: 0738213799
EAN: 9780738213798
Hardcover
$24.00
Add to Wish List

Non-Fiction

The handsome Texas sailor who offers dinner to a runaway in Central Park. The Midwestern college girl who stops a cop in Times Square for restaurant advice. The Brooklyn man on a midnight subway who helps a weary tourist find her way to Chinatown. The Columbia University graduate student who encounters an unexpected object of beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A public place in the world's greatest city. A chance meeting of strangers. A marriage. Heart of the City tells the remarkable true stories of nine ordinary couples--from the 1940s to the present--whose matchmaker was the City of New York. Intrigued by the romance of his own parents, who met in Washington Square Park, award-winning author Ariel Sabar set off on a far-ranging search for other couples who married after first meeting in one of New York City's iconic public spaces. Sabar conjures their big-city love stories in novel-like detail, drawing us into the hearts of strangers just as their lives are about to change forever. In setting the stage for these surprising, funny and moving tales, Sabar, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, offers a fascinating look at the role of place in how--and whether--people meet and fall in love. Heart of the City is a paean to the physical city as matchmaker, a tribute to the power of chance, and an eloquent reminder of why we must care about the design of urban spaces. "The couples in this book hail from across America and the world. Most don't live in New York City. Some never did. What mattered to me was that they met there, in one of its iconic public places. Each of the nine stories begins just before that chance meeting--when they are strangers, oblivious to how, in moments, their lives will irrevocably change."

Media Buzz

Tell Me More - February 16, 2011

Comments

No comments posted.

Registered users may leave comments.
Log in or register now!

© 2003-2016 off-the-edge.net
all rights reserved

Google+ Google+