Twenty Prominent Authors Write About the Relationships That Shape Our Lives

Offering readers insight and wisdom as it sparks their memories of remarkable people in their lives, Connecting chronicles the personal and familial relationships of some of America’s best-loved authors. Among the writers contributing to this compelling anthology are Joyce Carol Oates, who writes about the end of a friendship and the beginning of adulthood; Alice Hoffman, who reveals how her grandmother’s legacy of advice is a testament to her immortality; and Alec Wilkinson, who explores a woman’s coping with the murder of her husband.

More than just stories of interaction, this book celebrates the people who sculpt and define our lives. Connecting truly fulfills the promise of its title: all readers can find something of their own experiences, recapturing a turning point–an extraordinary coming together with someone important.