Praise for "The Faraway Nearby"
"A brilliant, genre-refuting book...the power of "The Faraway Nearby," as in Solnit's previous writing, lies in its juxtapositions, its clusters of narrative nerves...Solnit is a wanderer who collapses distance."--"The San Francisco Chronicle"
"A memoir made up of interlocking stories that also explore the way we use storytelling to understand ourselves and others...In her famously lyrical prose, Solnit writes about her own life, her family, and her reading, and she revisits the myths and ideas that have shaped her world."--New Yorker.com
"Solnit opens a door into a maze of stories within stories, a dreamlike memoir composed of fairy tales, literary criticism, history, philosophy and aphorism...the product of a remarkable mind at work, one able to weave a magnificent number of threads into a single story, demonstrating how all of our stories are interconnected."--"Bookforum"
"A deeply moving account of why we create - why we make stories...What Solnit offers us, I think, is the future of memoir. Not the story of the self...but the ways in which one's story opens into other stories... ...literary nonfiction doesn't get more beautiful and compelling."--"The American Scholar"
""Part essay collection, part memoir, and part meditation, "The Faraway Nearby" takes a thoughtful, fresh look at how stories function in our lives...Solnit never gives up on the idea that any of us can redefine who we are and what we want - even in our most challenging and overwhelming periods."--oprah.com
"Solnit makes us all more daring and creative thinkers, as she intuits links between seemingly unconnected subjects, encouraging the reader to follow her lead."--The Daily Beast
""The Faraway Nearby "is a masterpiece, about nothing less than the story (the myth, the fairy tale) we are living, about how we can step out of that story to become who we are, who we are meant to be. 'The self is alsshow more