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The Mysterious Life of the heart

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  49 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
In fifty personal essays, short stories, and poems, The Sun’s writers explore the enigma of love with unremitting candor, taking us on a journey through heartbreak and ecstasy, anger and forgiveness, fleeting crushes and lasting relationships. The result is vibrant, messy, mysterious, and enduring.
paperback, 351 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by The Sun Publishing Co. (first published 2009)
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Andi
May 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing
For the past few months, one book has been a touchstone for me, The Sun Magazine’s publication The Mysterious Life of the Heart: Writing from The Sun about Passion, Longing, and Love. This anthology features some of the absolute best writing some one of the absolute best magazines around; each piece is gorgeous and wrenching in the way all powerful things are.

The collection takes shape as a relationship would beginning with dating, moving into marriage/partnership, exploring those relationships,
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Brandon
May 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Definitely a good book with essays, short fiction, and poetry on my different facets of love. Some of the pieces were exceptional, and some were so-so. A strength of this anthology is the variety of perspectives it represents.
Kerry
May 06, 2009 added it
If you like reading short stories in The Sun, my favorite magazine and the only one I still read cover to cover--although, I read it from back to front, sort of odd--you will enjoy this sweet collection of stories about love in it many forms.
Mark
Dec 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
A very fine collection of dark, deep, thought provoking essays and short fiction (with the occasional poem thrown in for balance) from "The Sun" magazine founder and editor, Sy Safransky. A longer review of this compendium is available at: www.cloquetriverpress.com.
halliepay
Jun 10, 2009 rated it really liked it
Wonderful short stories and poems. Seems a little trite by the title, but very thoughtful and moving essays.
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Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015, own
Excellent, love his magazine, The Sun also.
Janet
Jun 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Sun magazine rocks. This collection covered all of my faves--short story, memoir, essay and love.
Lisa Gurganus
Jan 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Love it! Great Short Stories.
Caitlin Batstone
Jul 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Not wowed. Honestly, the only story that will probably have a lasting impression is "The Year in Geese".
Jennifer
Aug 22, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Is love an endless feast, or is it what people manage to serve each other when their cupboards are bare?"
Gigi
Jan 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
Nice selection of moving pieces, previously published in _The Sun_.
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