Search Results: "Rebecca Solnit"


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REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier
Released: Sept. 23, 1938

"Should be easy to sell — easy to rent."
A brilliant piece of writing, with the atmosphere and suspense and pace that made Jamaica Inn an absorbing and thrilling story — and it has besides a depth of characterization and soundness of psychological conflict that makes it a finer and more penetrating book. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"A pamphlet more than a sustained analysis—but progressives can always use a good cheerleader."
Writer/activist Solnit (Wanderlust: A History of Walking, 2000, etc.) argues that things are not as bad as they seem for the Left. Read full book review >

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THE MOTHER OF ALL QUESTIONS by Rebecca Solnit
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 14, 2017

"As always, Solnit is eloquent and sharply insightful."
A distinguished cultural critic tackles "the binaries and boundaries of gender" while examining the continuing evolution of feminism. Read full book review >

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WANDERLUST by Rebecca Solnit
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

"Full of learned asides and juicy historical tidbits: a fine addition to the literature of rambling. (First serial rights to Outside)"
A luminous study of a little-considered but essential human capability. Read full book review >

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THE FARAWAY NEARBY by Rebecca Solnit
Released: June 13, 2013

"A provocative, moving mélange of personal confession and intellectual inquiry—another sui generis work from one of our most stimulating essayists."
Solnit (A Paradise Built in Hell, 2010, etc.) considers the nature and purposes of storytelling in a series of elegantly nested meditations. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A welcome contribution to the literature of photography and of California."
Gracefully written, thoroughly well-considered life of the 19th-century California immigrant whose strange experiments in photography yielded both Hollywood and Silicon Valley. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 1997

"Truly exceptional, a paradise for readers of travel literature."
Solnit (Savage Dreams, not reviewed, etc.) impressively plaits together the landscape, identity politics, and literature of Ireland in this exquisite piece of travel writing. Read full book review >

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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TROUBLE AND SPACIOUSNESS by Rebecca Solnit
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"In her 2006 commencement talk at the University of California, Solnit implored new graduates to remake the universe by changing stories of the past and reinventing stories for the future; that advice informs these thoughtful, eloquent and often inspiring essays."
In her latest collection of previously published essays, Solnit (Men Explain Things to Me, 2014, etc.) explores troubled and troubling spaces and places that illuminate her concerns about community and power.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A serious and occasionally somber meditation on how disasters bring about the possibility for societal change."
Historical and philosophical investigation into human responses to disaster and the possibilities for community and democratic participation that can arise from them. Read full book review >

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A FIELD GUIDE TO GETTING LOST by Rebecca Solnit
NON-FICTION
Released: July 11, 2005

"Elegant essays marked by surprising shifts and unexpected connections."
Largely autobiographical meditations and wanderings through landscapes external and internal. Read full book review >

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SHELTERING REBECCA by Mary Baylis-White
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Not very deep, but pleasant as the story of a friendship and authentic as far as it goes. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When Rebecca arrives in Sally's class after being smuggled out of Germany in 1938, Sally knows little about Hitler's persecutions; but when she is given special responsibility for the young Jewish refugee, the two quickly become close friends. Read full book review >

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Released: May 29, 2012

"The unfolding mystery—not the characters—will keep readers interested in this dark tale."
Mystery novelist Simpson (A Debt of Death, 2008, etc.) weaves a twist-filled tale of deception about a young wife who disappears at a mall in upstate New York. Read full book review >