Rebecca Solnit is the author of numerous books, including Hope in the Dark, River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West, Wanderlust: A History of Walking, and As Eve Said to the Serpent: On Landscape, Gender, and Art, which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism. In 2003, she received the prestigious Lannan Literary Award.
Praise for A Paradise Built in Hell
"Thought-provoking . . . captivating and compelling . . .
there's a hopeful, optimistic, even contagious quality to this
--Los Angeles Times "The freshest, deepest, most optimistic account of human nature I've come across in years."
--Bill McKibben "Far-reaching and large-spirited."
--San Francisco Chronicle "Stirring . . . fascinating . . . presents a withering critique of modern capitalist society by examining five catastrophes . . . Her account of these events are so stirring that her book is worth reading for its storytelling alone. . . . [An] exciting and important contribution to our understanding of ourselves."
--The Washington Post