The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit

The Faraway Nearby is a 2013 book by Rebecca Solnit. Containing writing reminiscent of memoir, literary criticism, travelogue, prose poetry, as well as analyses of myth, fairytale and narratives more generally, the book defies easy categorization. Solnit writes about apricots, her residency in Iceland at the Library of Water, her mother's struggle with Alzheimer's disease, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, Che Guevara, Buddhism, and her cancer surgery. The book also contains a single italicized line running along the bottom of each page that is a kind of story or poem of its own. The title of the book comes from a letter written by Georgia O'Keeffe, in which she signed off "from the faraway nearby" by moving from New York to New Mexico. It is also the title of a painting by Georgia O'Keeffe

The 1174th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 25 Books to Read Before you Die: 21st Century (Powell's Books)

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Ghost Ranch and the Faraway Nearby Hardcover 1487176 $18.83 $10.92 2009
The Therapist in Mourning: From the Faraway Nearby Paperback 1671290 $23.54 $11.49 2013
The Nearby Faraway: A Personal Journey Through the Heart of the West Paperback 3093555 $30.66 $1.48 1997
From the Faraway Nearby: Georgia O'Keeffe as Icon Paperback 3445656 $40.00 $3.04 1998
Longing and Belonging from the Faraway Nearby: Site Santa Fe July 14 to October 8 1995 Santa Fe New Mexico Paperback 4032197 $20.75 $7.86 1996
Jan Töve: Faraway/Nearby Hardcover 5212865 $29.08 $29.53 2018
The Faraway Nearby (ALA Notable Books for Adults) Kindle Edition 102930 2013
The Faraway Nearby (ALA Notable Books for Adults) Hardcover 1062342 $22.95 $1.49 2013
The Faraway Nearby Paperback 11077936 $6.00 $9.73 2014
The Therapist in Mourning: From the Faraway Nearby Kindle Edition 1839527 2013
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The Therapist in Mourning: From the Faraway Nearby Hardcover 16725753 $72.69 $75.83 2013
The Nearby Faraway: A Personal Journey Through the Heart of the West Paperback 7643941 $9.99 $645.35 2017
The Nearby Faraway: A Personal Journey Through the Heart of the West Hardcover 7924003 $299.00 $13.10 1997
Longing and Belonging from the Faraway Nearby: Site Santa Fe July 14 to October 8 1995 Santa Fe New Mexico Paperback 8324793 $139.98 $7.50 1996
Home Is Where God Sends You: Lessons in Contentment from Nearby and Faraway Paperback 4136292 $11.98 $5.63 2013
The Faraway Nearby Paperback 4319445 $4.99 $5.51 1995
The Faraway Nearby by Murrell, John (1995) Paperback Paperback 8745741 $12.84 $9.67
From the Faraway Nearby: Georgia O'Keeffe As Icon Hardcover 4394123 $18.50 $4.41 1992
The Faraway Nearby Paperback 61806 $8.45 $3.56 2014