This I Believe II“Paying Attention to the Silver Lining”

in This I Believe II: More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women


Starred Review. Allison and Gediman’s newest omnibus highlights 75 more essays from the archives of the successful NPR program, a contemporary version of Edward Murrow’s classic radio show. Culled from writers both legendary and previously unfamiliar… each micro-essay stuns with its singular beauty, lucidity, and humility. Icons like Helen Prejean, Studs Terkel and Elie Wiesel find estimable company in heretofore unknown writers who distill their individual truths with affecting sincerity and admirable aptitude. —Publishers Weekly


Room to Grow“Choice”

in Room to Grow: Twenty-two writers encounter the pleasures and paradoxes of raising young children


“The writing and the experiences are rich enough that one can even recommend the book to nonparent friends.”  —Kirkus Reviews

Other Side of Sorrow“From This September Day” and “Reunion at the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Dedication”

in The Other Side of Sorrow: Poets Speak Out About Conflict, War, and Peace


Independent Publishers Book Award


Losing Face“Losing Face”

in About Face: Women Write about What They See When They Look in the Mirror

“Twenty-five female writers had one assignment: Look at yourself in the mirror, then reflect on what you see. The resulting essays are as beautiful and unique as each author.” —Shape magazine

Coastal Companion“One Afternoon”

in A Coastal Companion: A Year in the Gulf of Maine, from Cape Cod to Canada


Silver Award—Association for Communication Excellence


Long Meanwhile“Stalled”

in The Long Meanwhile: Stories of Arrival and Departure


“The collection includes stories by well-known writers such as Alice McDermott and Lydia Davis as well as talented newcomers such as Anthony Varallo and Ellen Papazian MacBain. It also puts on rich display a wide variety of writing styles, from tender realism to disturbing metafiction. A real treat for language lovers.”    —Joanne Wilkinson


Essential Hip Mama“Turning”

in The Essential Hip Mama



Hip Mama explores the real stuff of parenting with plenty of love and humanity.” —Utne Reader


A mother's giftA Mother’s Gift: An Inspiring Collection of This I Believe Essays Celebrating Motherhood


Macmillan Audiobook, introduction by Liane Hansen