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The Faraway Nearby
The Faraway Nearby | Rebecca Solnit
This personal, lyrical narrative about storytelling and empathy from award winner Rebecca Solnit is a fitting companion to her beloved A Field Guide for Getting LostIn this exquisitely written new book by the author of A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca Solnit explores the ways we make our lives out of stories, and how we are connected by empathy, by narrative, by imagination. In the course of unpacking some of her own storiesof her mother and her decline from memory loss, of a trip to Iceland, of an illnessSolnit revisits fairytales and entertains other stories: about arctic explorers, Che Guevara among the leper colonies, and Mary Shelleys Dr. Frankenstein, about warmth and coldness, pain and kindness, decay and transformation, making art and making self. Woven together, these stories create a map which charts the boundaries and territories of storytelling, reframing who each of us is and how we might tell our story.
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ManyWordsLater
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Thank you Rebecca Solnit for this beautiful insightful description. #library #femaleauthor #womanwriter

Paula3 😍 12mo
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Lareliw
The Faraway Nearby | Rebecca Solnit

I thought of you when I read this quote from "The Faraway Nearby (ALA Notable Books for Adults)" by Rebecca Solnit -

"Physical pain is often lonely, felt only by one person who must trust that others will believe and empathize, and convincing doctors of pain is one of the tasks of the sufferer without overt symptoms or causes."

As someone who has an invisible illness, this is life. Took over seven years to get diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis

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Lareliw
The Faraway Nearby | Rebecca Solnit

I thought of you when I read this quote from "The Faraway Nearby (ALA Notable Books for Adults)" by Rebecca Solnit -

"A book is a heart that only beats in the chest of another."

Books connect us!

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4ravens
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"Writing is saying to no one and to everyone the things it is not possible to say to someone. Or rather writing is saying to the no one who may eventually be the reader those things one has no someone to whom to say them. Matters that are so subtle, so personal, so obscure, that I ordinarily can't imagine saying them to the people to who.
Rebecca Solnit ~ The Faraway Nearby

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underground_bks
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“The object we call a book is not the real book, but its potential, like a musical score or seed. It exists fully only in the act of being read; and its real home is inside the head of the reader, where the symphony resounds, the seed germinates. A book is a heart that only beats in the chest of another.”

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon And here's a compilation of Litsy tips that some of us put together:
https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/
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underground_bks @RaimeyGallant Thanks for the welcome and the tips! 😊 2y
RaimeyGallant My pleasure! 2y
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readordierachel Love her! 2y
kspenmoll @ReadOrDieRachel ❤️❤️ 2y
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Ahenchcliffe
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I have been slowly working my way through The Faraway Nearby. I love this idea, especially as it applies to the creative process.

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Ahenchcliffe
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Books are solitudes in which we meet.

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RealLifeReading
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#marchintoreading day 26: #thistitleequalsgreatbandname

Sorry for the long hashtag you guys! But I'm loving all the #greatbandnames you've been coming up with. These are my picks:
- Wolf Totem (heavy metal hair band)
- River of Stars (some kind of atmospheric Sigur Ros-like music)
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane (indie rock/pop like Death Cab for Cutie)
- The Faraway Nearby (folk pop/rock like The Lumineers)

BooksAndTeaJulie Wow!! They are awesome descriptions to go with the names...I would totally listen to those bands because, well, with the exception of "hair bands" you have pretty much listed my favorites. ??? (edited) 3y
tpixie I really enjoy reading your challenges and watching everybody answer them, even though I don't participate myself! 3y
Dragon This was such a fun prompt 👍😀 3y
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Mcoun
The Faraway Nearby | Rebecca Solnit
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I'm not sure how to classify this book. It is kind of a memoir, but more like a series of interconnected essays. The primary thread is her relationship with her mother, woven with literature, myth, fairy tales, and history. Beautiful metaphors throughout!

ReadingEnvy I know other books by Solnit are better known but this was my favorite. 3y
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jdtchicago
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In the bare room under the old library on the hill in the town at the tip of the small peninsula on the cold island so far from everything else, I lived among strangers and birds.

TonyWalker She's a real poet 3y
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SonjaYoerg
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"This is the strange life of books that you enter as a writer, mapping an unknown territory that arises as you travel. If you succeed in the voyage, others enter after, one at a time, also alone, but in communion with your imagination, traversing your route. Books are solitudes in which we meet."

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Lafergs
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"The things that make our lives are so tenuous, so unlikely, that we barely come into being, barely meet the people we're meant to love, barely find our way in the woods, barely survive catastrophe every day" Rebecca Solnit

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pitterpainter
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"What's your story? It's all in the telling." -RS. I am thinking about place today, where we live, why we stay, who we love. How will you change your story?

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shutupsmalls
The Faraway Nearby | Rebecca Solnit

You must be patient, must become a patient, must take up residence in waiting rooms, must learn to wait for experts and results, must grow accustomed to being laid out on tables and invaded, described in an unfamiliar language, and treated with methods that seem like illnesses and injuries although they are intended to cure.

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shutupsmalls
The Faraway Nearby | Rebecca Solnit

Where does a story begin? The fiction is that they do, and end, rather than that the stuff of a story is just a cup of water scooped from the sea and poured back into it...