Every morning lately, it seems we wake to a bleaker world than the one we inhabited yesterday. Fortunately, Rebecca Solnit has been keeping an eye out for little pinpricks of light, untold or forgotten kindnesses that quietly continue to make our world a good, compassionate place. From grassroots movements to spontaneous personal sacrifices, Solnit’s subjects inspire and often pleasantly surprise. These are important reminders of human goodness, and of our own personal power, in an era of alarmist and genuinely alarming news. Don’t panic; try some Solnit. Each essay is about the right length for a soothing cup of tea.
–T-M, Grass Roots Books & Music, Corvallis, OR
You can find this book and other balm for the soul at Grass Roots Books & Music, as well as other fine independent bookstores. But where can we find a t-shirt that says “Don’t panic; try some Solnit”?