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    • Men Explain Things to Me

    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Lucy Christian Bell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Rebecca Solnit's essay 'Men Explain Things to Me' has become a touchstone of the feminist movement, inspired the term 'mansplaining', and established Solnit as one of the leading feminist thinkers of our time - one who has inspired everyone from radical activists to Beyonce Knowles. Collected here in print for the first time is the essay itself, along with the best of Solnit's feminist writings.

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    • Very interesting- must read

    • By Anonymous User on 08-03-2018

    Non-member price: $17.16

    • Hope in the Dark

    • The Untold History of People Power
    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At a time when political, environmental and social gloom can seem overpowering, this remarkable book offers a lucid, affirmative and well-argued case for hope. This exquisite work traces a history of activism and social change over the past five decades - from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the worldwide marches against the war in Iraq. Hope in the Dark is a paean to optimism in the uncertainty of the 21st century.

    Non-member price: $19.50

    • Wanderlust

    • A History of Walking
    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Liisa Ivary
    • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What does it mean to be out walking in the world, whether in a landscape or a metropolis, on a pilgrimage or a protest march? In this first general history of walking, Rebecca Solnit draws together many histories to create a range of possibilities for this most basic act. Arguing that walking as history means walking for pleasure and for political, aesthetic, and social meaning, Solnit homes in on the walkers whose everyday and extreme acts have shaped our culture.

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • A Field Guide to Getting Lost

    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Solnit
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A Field Guide to Getting Lost draws on emblematic moments and relationships in Solnit's own life to explore issues of wandering, being lost, and the uses of the unknown. The result is a distinctive, stimulating, and poignant voyage of discovery.

    Non-member price: $20.83

    • Call Them by Their True Names

    • American Crises (and Essays)
    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
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    In this powerful and wide-ranging collection of essays, Rebecca Solnit turns her attention to the war at home. This is a war, she says, "[W]ith so many casualties that we should call it by its true name, this war with so many dead by police, by violent ex-husbands and partners and lovers, by people pursuing power and profit at the point of a gun or just shooting first and figuring out who they hit later."  

    Non-member price: $19.49

    • The Faraway Nearby

    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Solnit
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Gifts come in many guises. One summer, Rebecca Solnit was bequeathed three boxes of ripening apricots, which lay, mountainous, on her bedroom floor - a windfall, a riddle, an emergency to be dealt with. The fruit came from a neglected tree that her mother, gradually succumbing to memory loss, could no longer tend to. From this unexpected inheritance came stories spun like those of Scheherazade, who used her gifts as a storyteller to change her fate and her listener's heart.

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • A Paradise Built in Hell

    • The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A Paradise Built in Hell is an investigation of the moments of altruism, resourcefulness, and generosity that arise amid disaster's grief and disruption and considers their implications for everyday life. It points to a new vision of what society could become - one that is less authoritarian and fearful, more collaborative and local.

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    • By G. Hamilton on 03-01-2019

    Non-member price: $36.54

    • A Book of Migrations

    • By: Rebecca Solnit
    • Narrated by: Dawn Harvey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
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    In this acclaimed exploration of the culture of others, Rebecca Solnit travels through Ireland, the land of her long-forgotten maternal ancestors. A Book of Migrations portrays in microcosm a history made of great human tides of invasion, colonization, emigration, nomadism, and tourism. Enriched by cross-cultural comparisons with the history of the American West, A Book of Migrations carves a new route through Ireland’s history, literature, and landscape.

    Non-member price: $28.94

    • The New Yorker, December 21st & 28th 2015: Part 1 (David Remnick, Rebecca Solnit, Margaret Talbot)

    • By: David Remnick, Rebecca Solnit, Margaret Talbot
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
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    In this issue: "Bad Cops, Good Cops", by Margaret Talbot; "Rubdown", by Andrew Marantz; "Negotiating the Whirlwind", by David Remnick; "Medical Mountaineers", by Rebecca Solnit; and "Deep and Dark", by Anthony Lane.

    Non-member price: $8.72