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The Sun Magazine

Books From The Sun

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.

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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 anthology in our library. Featuring the best Sunbeams from The Sun’s first two decades, the book is full of eclectic insights about the human experience.

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Paper Lanterns

More Quotations From The Back Pages Of The Sun

This eclectic 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.

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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.

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A Bell Ringing In The Empty Sky

The Best Of The Sun Volume I

This 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.”

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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.’

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Four In The Morning

Essays By Sy Safransky

We’ve collected thirty of Sy Safransky’s best essays from The Sun. “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.”

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