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Sy Safransky Book Set

Many Alarm Clocks and Four in the Morning

15% off two books by Sun founder and editor Sy Safransky: a selection of excerpts from his Notebook and a collection of his best essays.

Two-Volume Quotation Set

Sunbeams and Paper Lanterns

25% off our two-volume set of quotations from the back pages of the magazine that takes you on a journey through innocence and experience, love and loss, disillusionment and awakening.

Many Alarm Clocks

(Softcover)

One man’s attempt to understand himself, his wife, his country, and the human predicament — all before breakfast.

Many Alarm Clocks

(Hardcover)

One man’s attempt to understand himself, his wife, his country, and the human predicament — all before breakfast.

A limited number of hardcover copies are available for purchase.

Sunbeams: A Book Of Quotations

Revised Edition

Twenty years after Sunbeams was first published, we’re offering a completely redesigned edition of the best selling book in the Sun library. Featuring the best Sunbeams from The Sun’s first two decades, the book is full of eclectic insights about the human experience.

Paper Lanterns More Quotations

From The Back Pages Of The Sun

This eclectic new collection of Sunbeams takes you on a journey through innocence and experience, love and loss, disillusionment and awakening. Along the way you’ll find words that inspire as well as challenge; that celebrate the beauty around us without ignoring the injustices in our midst.

The Mysterious Life Of The Heart

Writing From The Sun About Passion, Longing, And Love

In fifty personal essays, short stories, and poems, The Sun’s writers explore the enigma of love with unremitting candor, leading us through heartbreak and ecstasy, anger and forgiveness, fleeting crushes and lasting relationships. The result is vibrant, messy, mysterious, and enduring.

Contributors include Poe Ballantine, Cheryl Strayed, Sparrow, Steve Almond, and many others.

Stubborn Light

The Best Of The Sun Volume III

The best works from The Sun’s second decade, featuring interviews with spiritual teacher Ram Dass, maverick psychologist James Hillman, potter and poet M.C. Richards, and others.

A Bell Ringing In The Empty Sky

The Best Of The Sun, Volume II

This second volume from The Sun’s first decade is a glimpse into the magazine’s early years. “Subtle, sometimes mystical,” the Los Angeles Times says, “this anthology never disappoints, alternating whimsical essays with soulful contemplations.”

A Bell Ringing In The Empty Sky

The Best Of The Sun Volume I

This first volume from The Sun’s first decade is a glimpse into the magazine’s early years. “Subtle, sometimes mystical,” the Los Angeles Times says, “this anthology never disappoints, alternating whimsical essays with soulful contemplations.”

Four In The Morning

Essays By Sy Safransky

Since Sy Safransky founded The Sun in 1974, his essays have appeared in the magazine. Thirty of his best are collected in Four in the Morning. “This guy is absolutely naked on the printed page,” writes the Asheville Citizen-Times. “No pretension, no elevated ideas, just one man's responses to the world around him and the people he loves.”

The Complete Sun Library

Save 20% when you purchase all eight books in the Sun library: a selection of excerpts from Sy Safransky’s Notebook and a collection of his best essays; two volumes of quotations; an anthology of writing about love; and three volumes of the best of The Sun.

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