Read Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times Online Free - Radical Hope is a collection of letters--to ancestors, to children five generations from now, to strangers in grocery lines, to any and all who feel weary and discouraged--written by award-winning novelists, poets, political thinkers, and activists. Provocative and inspiring, Radical Hope offers readers a kaleidoscopic view of the love and courage needed to navigate this time of upheaval, uncertainty, and fear, in view of the recent US presidential election.
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May 11, 2017
Like many, author Carolina de Robertis was overcome with fear, a new President had been elected. Worried about the civil rights of many, people of color, different sexual orientation , different religions, she put in a call for action. She reached out to fellow writers, asking for love letters, l...
April 23, 2017
I was attracted to Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times because of the outstanding contributors, including Junot Díaz, Lisa See, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Jane Smiley, and Celeste Ng. A firm believer that writers are the key to maintaining society's highest aspirations, I hoped t...
March 12, 2017
If you read only one book this year please, please make it Radical Hope by Carolina De Robertis. Radical Hope is composed of individual letters written in a variety of tones: tender, analytical, impassioned, hopeful, deeply personal, and much more. The collection of these love letters are written...
April 24, 2017
I’m not American, but I did follow the electoral goings-on with a mixture of horror and dismay. And dramatic political upheavals are not limited to the US of A – a brief glance at the news will reveal that bigotry and corruption have gotten a stranglehold in countries across the globe.
So when I s...
July 02, 2017
Like any collection I liked some of these entries more than others but I appreciated the sentiments all the authors shared. This was a great sipping collection. Read one at a time as a pick-me-up is needed.
May 22, 2017
You want this anthology.
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June 12, 2017
Carolina de Robertis has curated a really magical and interesting body of work. In RADICAL HOPE: LETTERS OF LOVE AND DISSENT IN DANGEROUS TIMES, she has amassed essays from over 30 authors, writing about how American society has changed since the 45th President took office, and how we can not giv...
July 26, 2017
A fantastic little collection of epistolary essays written after Trump's election, including a number of absolutely wonderful authors and thinkers. I'm constantly looking for new ways to make sense of Trump's election, especially since things seem to be going from bad to worse with every single d...
June 18, 2017
I cried so many times while reading this book I made strangers in multiple countries worry about me. Possibly I shouldn't have been reading it in public. But it's beautiful, joyful, painful and I'm so glad it exists. Read it. It will make your next step a little easier.
June 10, 2017
4.5 stars. This is exactly what I needed. Some of these letters are beautifully written and all of them provide much needed healing (in very diff ways).