Focusing on five great disasters, Rebecca Solnit (River of Shadows) finds in the debris of earthquakes, explosions, and hurricanes the most fateful flowerings of the human spirit.
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March 10: "The pen trembled in my hand. God alone knew what I was agreeing to and what rights I was signing away."
Anthony Marra and Justin St. Germain are the winners of the 2013 Discover Great New Writers awards.
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