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The Faraway Nearby

The Faraway Nearby

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by Rebecca Solnit

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From the author of Men Explain Things to Me, a personal, lyrical narrative about storytelling and empathy – a fitting companion to Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost
A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award

In this exquisitely written new book by the author of A Paradise Built in Hell,

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The Faraway Nearby 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Stone_Riley More than 1 year ago
On Reading Solnit's 'Faraway Nearby' / Poem by Stone Riley /// 'Fair poet' friends say of me / but I am jealous of your words, / for you are myth itself to me. / (The beauty of your photograph / inside the cover leaf unutterable.) / Whereas I plod from word to word / to word like digging mud piled up / to make a verse, a verse, another. / (Thank whatever gods for thee.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was really taken in by this book. It starts out slow but picks up momentum. All in all a great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know if I agree with the author but she sure makes you think. I read and retread some paragraphs tow or three times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't waste your time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When Clora woke up,the howling of the wind was louder,loud enough to hurt her ears. Her family had their things packed away in suitcases and trashbags.'I wonder where they're going.'she thought,'Maybe Florida again.'She got to her paws abd headed upstairs to her boy's room. She scratched the dooor and barked,"Come on boy,please answer!" He opened the door. Clora gasped. Tears stained the boy's eyes and cheeks. He looked as though he hadn't slept that night. He started to cry as soon as he saw her. Clora was worried,they weren't going on a short trip. She tried her best to smile but her boy just slammed the door. She whined and headed to the eat-den. The boy's mother was pouring dog food and water into all of her people's bowls. She eyes widened. The mother saw her and ran over to scratch her behind the ears."Be a good girl why we're gone."she whispered. Clora nodded. The door bell dinged. Clora ran to the door. The same men who came last night barged in. She growled. The men stared at her. The boy and his father came in and ushered the mother into the room. They grabbed their things and ran out the door. They got inside the men's car and drove away.'Be safe.'Clora silently prayed.@@@@Thx for reading! Remember to go to roti and rollo to read my other books. Plz go to inky result one to join my book contest. BAIZ!-Daze