Thanks for visiting today. The names above are just a few Friends of Literati we hope you'll get to know while you're here. Since 1997 our editors have hand-selected those writers we choose to feature on this site, along with the fine books they have published, and that will always be one of Literati's main functions—to introduce you to some really interesting people who have things to say, whether fiction or non-fiction.

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October 31st
“Sweetbitter,” by the 30-year-old waitress Stephanie Danler, is but one in a crop of debut novels acquired by publishers in lucrative deals.
October 31st
Three new books celebrate New York City history, culture and its subway and bus systems.
October 31st
In a country that has long been ill at ease with its hard-living son, Thomas’s granddaughter is trying to refocus public attention on the poet’s work.
October 31st
Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER, the podcast dedicated to exploring how religious ideas and spiritual practice inform and shape our personal lives, our communities and our world. All Together is hosted by Paul Raushenbush, the Executive Editor …
October 31st
For 20 years, bestselling author and inspirational thinker Marianne Williamson has helped pioneer a global spiritual movement with books like A Return to Love, The Law of Divine Compensation and Age of Miracles. Last year, she chose to step out of her co…
October 31st
We know Daniel Radcliffe has some rap skills, but what about a Harry Potter rap? Writer and Comedian Willy Appelman, creator of "How To Get Bangs" and "Hummus," brings this new take on Daniel Radcliffe's recent adventures in rapping on Jimmy Fallon. Obvio…
October 31st
This week, the Federal Reserve ended the quantitative easing program. Author John Lanchester says Anthony Trollope's 19th century novel The Way We Live Now clarifies the current financial situation.
October 31st
There's nothing like a good ghost story on Halloween — and some of the best tales were told by the late storyteller and NPR commentator Kathryn Tucker Windham.
October 31st
A museum owner's daughter and an immigrant photographer fall for each other in Alice Hoffman's The Museum of Extraordinary Things. It appears at No. 6.

NEW BOOK BY LONGTIME LITERATI MEMBER MARC BEKOFF

Rewilding Our Hearts:

Building Pathways of

Compassion and Coexistence

New World Library, November 2014

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In wildlife conservation work, rewilding — to make wild once again — refers to the creation of corridors between preserved lands that allow declining populations to rebound. Marc Bekoff, one of our most engaging animal experts and activists, here applies the concept to human attitudes. He argues that unless we rewild ourselves, becoming profoundly reconnected to nature and fundamentally shifting our consciousness, our conservation efforts will have but limited impact. Bekoff shows that when we make the effort to not just see, but to emphatically become "the seen," our perspective on animals and their habitats changes in profound ways. As we shift to acting from the inside out, our efforts move beyond simply reacting to current crises and become powerfully proactive. Ultimately, Rewilding Our Hearts invites readers to become re-enchanted with our world, and by dissolving false boundaries, to truly connect with both nature and ourselves.


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