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From NPR’s longtime “voice of books” comes another enchanting collection of short stories. In An Authentic Captain Marvel Ring, 15 stories lay bare the musing and motivations of a writer. The title story is a flash fiction piece that acts as both prologue and an intriguing look at a writer’s inspiration, taking us through a child’s eyes into a fantastic land. A land that will inform,...

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Bookshop Santa Cruz staff recommendation:

The Faraway Nearby

Rebecca Solnit’s writing is so effortlessly loose and lovely that she could make one want to read about almost any subject. This book, a meditation on the way stories can tangle together, offers up reflections on her mother’s Alzheimer’s disease, Iceland, and Frankenstein. But the real meaning can be found in the way Solnit gracefully connects all these seemingly disparate entities.

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The Faraway Nearby (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780143125495
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books, 4/2014

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