“You will be loved by people you’ve never met”

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“I had started out in silence, written as quietly as I had read, and then eventually people read some of what I had written, and some of the readers entered my world or drew me into theirs.”

A selection from beloved Rebecca Solnit’s new book The Faraway Nearby has been reprinted on Guernica’s site. Chinese sages, Road Runner and Coyote, and magic doors in Narnia are all wound together and explored in her classic style of writing.


Caroline Kangas calls both Seattle and San Francisco home (though she currently resides in the latter). She recently received a mouthful of a liberal arts degree from the University of San Francisco and can be found selling pirate supplies at 826 Valencia or wandering the streets with her diva of a french bulldog, Elle. More from this author →