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Central Park

(2012)
An Anthology
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
Central Park is perhaps the most well-trod and familiar green space in the country. It is both a refuge from the city and Manhattan's very heart; a respite from the urban grind and a hive of activity all its own. Eight hundred forty-three carefully planned acres allow some 37 million visitors each year to come and get lost in a sense of nature. Unsurprisingly, the park also inspires a wealth of great writing, and here Andrew Blauner collects some of the finest fiction and nonfiction - 20 pieces in all, with classics sprinkled among 13 new ones commissioned from great New York writers.

Bill Buford spends a wild night in the park; Jonathan Safran Foer envisions it as a tiny, transplanted piece of a mythical Sixth Borough; and Marie Winn answers definitively Holden Caulfield's question of where the ducks go when the park's ponds freeze over. There are bird sightings and fish sightings; Jackie Kennedy and James Brown sightings; and pieces by Colson Whitehead, Paul Auster, and Francine Prose. This vibrant collection presents Central Park in all its many-faceted glory, a 51-block swath of special magic.

The full list of narrators includes: Adrian Benepe, Edoardo Ballerini, Jeff Woodman, Adam Gopnik, Mark Helperin, Jonathan Davis, Scott Aiello, Jennifer Van Dyck, LJ Ganser, Steven Crossley, Marie Winn, Buzz Bissinger, and Doug Blonsky.

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April 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Central Park: An Anthology
Author(s): Andrew Blauner
ISBN: 1-60819-600-3 / 978-1-60819-600-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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Audio Editions

March 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Central Park: An Anthology
Author(s): Andrew Blauner (Editor), Adrian Benepe, Adam Gopnik, Mark Helperin, Marie Winn, Buzz Bissinger, Doug Blonsky
ISBN: 1-5012-2144-2 / 978-1-5012-2144-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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August 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Central Park: An Anthology
Author(s): Andrew Blauner (editor)
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
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August 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Central Park: An Anthology
Author(s): Andrew Blauner (editor)
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Central Park: An Anthology
Author(s): Andrew Blauner (editor)
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Central Park: An Anthology
Author(s): Andrew Blauner
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA