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The Best American Essays 2006 (Best American Essays)

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Published by Houghton Mifflin .
Written in English


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ContributionsLauren Slater (Editor), Robert Atwan (Series Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7606244M
ISBN 100618705295
ISBN 109780618705290

"The essays in this volume are powerful, plainspoken meditations on birthing, dying, and all the business in between," writes Lauren Slater in her introduction to the edition. "They reflect the best of what we, as a singular species, have to offer, which is reflection in a context of kindness.


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