Since 1992, Ann Patchett has given us strange, compelling novels that throw together disparate people who strain against and long for and accidentally form ersatz families. Her latest offering, Commonwealth, is one of this year's best reads.
“Rebecca Solnit taught me to walk. Not in the literal sense, obviously. But it was because of Solnit that I made walking a central part of my life.” —Nick Gadd
This installment of Bibliophoria features novelist and essayist Nick Gadd (of Melbourne Circle) on Rebecca Solnit’s wonderful books about walking and how they've altered his path.