The Book of (More) Delights: Essays

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The Book of (More) Delights: Essays

By  Ross Gay
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**Named a Best Book of the Year by The Boston Globe, Garden & Gun, Electric Literature, and St. Louis Public Radio**

The New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Delights and Inciting Joy is back with exactly the book we need in these unsettling times. 
Margaret Roach of The New York Times says, “Yes, please. I'll have another dose of delight.”

In Ross Gay’s new collection of small, daily wonders, again written over the course of a year, one of America’s most original voices continues his ongoing investigation of delight.

For Gay, what delights us is what connects us, what gives us meaning, from the joy of hearing a nostalgic song blasting from a passing car to the pleasure of refusing the “nefarious” scannable QR code menus, from the tiny dog he fell hard for to his mother baking a dozen kinds of cookies for her grandchildren. As always, Gay revels in the natural world—sweet potatoes being harvested, a hummingbird carousing in the beebalm, a sunflower growing out of a wall around the cemetery, the shared bounty from a neighbor’s fig tree—and the trillion mysterious ways this glorious earth delights us.

The Book of (More) Delights is a volume to savor and share.

Ross Gay is the New York Times bestselling author of the essay collections The Book of Delights and Inciting Joy and four books of poetry. His Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, was a finalist for the National Book Award, and in 2022 was named an NEA Big Read title; and Be Holding won the 2021 PEN America Jean Stein Book Award. Gay is a founding board member of the Bloomington Community Orchard, a non-profit, free-fruit-for-all food justice and joy project and has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He teaches at Indiana University.

ISBN: 9781643753096

ISBN-10: 9781643753096

Publisher: Algonquin Books

Publication Date: 09/19/2023 - 12:00am

On Sale: 09/19/2023 - 12:00am

Pages: 304

Language: English

Categories

Literary Collections / Essays

Biography & Autobiography / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / African American & Black

Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs