Dream of Things
4807 Prince St.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saying Goodbye reveals wide range of human emotion
New anthology series focuses on short works of high quality
Downers Grove, Ill. – Saying Goodbye, an anthology of true stories about saying goodbye to the people, places and things in our lives, will be released in book stores on October 11, 2011.
“The saying goodbye topic really struck a chord,” said editor Julie Rember. “This powerful book includes sad stories, some very funny ones, and others that mix joy with sorrow. Taken together, they serve as amazing examples of people saying heartfelt goodbyes with grace, dignity, and good humor.”
Saying Goodbye is the first anthology in a new series from book publisher Dream of Things. “The goal,” said publisher and series editor Mike O’Mary, “is to publish books that fill the gap between popular anthologies of stories that are ‘short and sweet’—sometimes so saccharin-sweet they are hard to swallow—and the Best American Essays series, which I love, but which are much longer. Instead of short and sweet, Dream of Things anthologies will be short and deep.”
The book includes stories contributed by thirty-one authors from the United States, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere. “These stories show that there is sadness in goodbyes, but there is also irony and humor and in some strange way, a sense of continuity,” said O’Mary. “Thanks to the authors and their beautiful stories about family members, relationships, jobs, pets, old homes, couches, jogging suits, the past, and other things, the reader is privy to the depth and breadth of human emotion.”
Saying Goodbye ($13.95, Dream of Things, 230 pages) will be available in trade paperback from Ingram Book Company. For more information, visit www.goodbyebook.com.