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Summer Reading 2020: ◦ The Opposite of Loneliness

Here's why Sarah chose The Opposite of Loneliness...

This book, written by a college student and published posthumously, appeals to me since it is a collection of essays and stories--short bites that seem perfect for summer reading! The book is described as being hope-filled and her prose explores and "articulates the universal struggle all of us face as we figure out what we aspire to be and how we can harness our talents to impact the world." also, it was recommended to me by an Urban student!

About the book

The Opposite of Loneliness
by Marina Keegan

undefinedMarina Keegan’s star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York International Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at the New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash. Her unforgettable last essay for the Yale Daily News, “The Opposite of Loneliness,” went viral, receiving more than 1.4 million hits. She had struck a chord. Even though she was just twenty-two when she died, Marina left behind a rich, expansive trove of prose that, like her title essay, captures the hope, uncertainty, and possibility of her generation. The Opposite of Loneliness is an assem­blage of Marina’s essays and stories that, like The Last Lecture, articulates the universal struggle that all of us face as we figure out what we aspire to be and how we can harness our talents to make an impact on the world. - Goodreads



"As humane as it is sympathetic, Keegan’s work is a poignantly inspiring reminder of what is possible in the pursuit of dreams." --Kirkus 

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  Sarah Levin, Library Director