Rebecca Solnit
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Rebecca Solnit

Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of seventeen books about environment, landscape, community, art, politics, hope, and memory, including the updated and reissued Hope in the Dark, three atlases, of San Francisco in 2010, New Orleans in 2013, and New York forthcoming in October; 2014's Men Explain Things to Me; 2013's The Faraway Nearby; A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster; A Field Guide to Getting Lost; Wanderlust: A History of Walking; and River of Shadows, Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (for which she received a Guggenheim, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and the Lannan Literary Award). A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school, she is a columnist at Harper's and frequent contributor to the Guardian newspaper.

She encourages you to shop at Indiebound, your local independent bookstore, Powells.com, Barnes & Noble online and kind of has some large problems with how Amazon operates these days. Though she's grateful if you're buying her books here or anywhere....

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    • Men Explain Things to Me

    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Luci Christian Bell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 945
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    In Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit takes on the conversations between men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don't....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, poor recording

    • By Erin B. on 07-22-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • A Field Guide to Getting Lost

    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Solnit
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 176
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 163
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      4 out of 5 stars 155

    A Field Guide to Getting Lost draws on emblematic moments and relationships in Solnit's own life to explore issues of wandering, being lost, and the uses of the unknown....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Made me sleepy

    • By Natalie on 03-18-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Hope in the Dark

    • Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities
    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 107
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    Rebecca Solnit makes a radical case for hope as a commitment to act in a world whose future remains uncertain and unknowable....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hope indeed!

    • By Carolinebp on 04-21-17

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Call Them by Their True Names

    • American Crises (and Essays)
    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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    In this powerful and wide-ranging collection of essays, Rebecca Solnit turns her attention to the war at home....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Worst read of the year

    • By Carl Tippets on 10-06-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Wanderlust

    • A History of Walking
    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Liisa Ivary
    • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 134
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      4 out of 5 stars 115
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    Drawing together many histories, Rebecca Solnit creates a fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities presented by walking....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Must read for all interested in human condition

    • By Sarah on 06-06-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Paradise Built in Hell

    • The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    A Paradise Built in Hell is an investigation of the moments of altruism, resourcefulness, and generosity that arise amid disaster's grief and disruption....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Eye opening and thought provoking

    • By zachery on 10-09-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Faraway Nearby

    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Solnit
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 115
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    Rebecca Solnit explores the ways we make our lives out of stories, and how we are connected by empathy, by narrative, by imagination....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book - Author shouldn't read it

    • By S. Earle on 02-29-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Mother of All Questions

    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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    Rebecca Solnit offers sharp commentary on women who refuse to be silenced, misogynistic violence, the gender binary, the recent history of rape jokes, and much more....

    Regular price: $24.49

    • A Book of Migrations

    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Dawn Harvey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    A Book of Migrations portrays in microcosm a history made of great human tides of invasion, colonization, emigration, nomadism, and tourism....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love Rebecca Solnit's writing

    • By CB on 10-14-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Men Explain Things to Me

    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Lucy Christian Bell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Rebecca Solnit's essay 'Men Explain Things to Me' has become a touchstone of the feminist movement....

    Regular price: $15.29

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