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The Faraway Nearby

Solnit, Rebecca

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Faraway Nearby
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A companion to "A Field Guide for Getting Lost" explores the ways that people construct lives from stories and connect to each other through empathy, narrative, and imagination, sharing anecdotes about historical figures and members of the author's own family.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Viking,, [2013]
ISBN: 0670025968
9780670025961
Branch Call Number: 814.54 S688f 2013
Characteristics: 259 pages ;,22 cm

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A companion to "A Field Guide for Getting Lost" explores the ways that people construct lives from stories and connect to each other through empathy, narrative, and imagination, sharing anecdotes about historical figures and members of the author's own family.

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Oct 04, 2014
  • BTVS rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Meditative collection of stories about pain and growth, loss and re-discovery of self. I would read it every few years as I grow old.

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