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The Faraway Nearby

Of Ice Mountains, Canards, and Wild Mushrooms

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.13.2013 | Books
Tom Engelhardt

Head north, young woman (or young man), into the healing darkness that links you to the rest of us. No recent book I've picked up has been more worth the read.

The Far North of Experience

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 08.13.2013 | Books
Rebecca Solnit

One summer some years ago, on a peninsula jutting off another peninsula off the west coast of Iceland, I lived among strangers and birds. That summer among the terns, I lived at latitude 65, about as far north as Fairbanks, Alaska, and one degree south of the Arctic Circle.