investigates why in the aftermath of a disaster people suddenly become altruistic, resourceful, and brave. In A Paradise Built in Hell,
she looks at the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco to 9/11 to Hurricane Katrina, among other crises, and describes how disasters can bring about social possibilities rather than leading to social break-down.
Event: Rebecca Solnit will be in conversation with Peter Coyote and will be answering audience questions
Thursday, September 24th, at 7:00 pm
New York Public Library
11 West 40th Street