Islands, the Universe, Home by Gretel Ehrlich

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A collection of deeply personal essays that illuminate the relationship between the human and the natural worlds by the acclaimed author of The Solace of Open Spaces. Another of Ehrlich's books--Heart Mountain--was made into a movie starring Robert Redford.
 

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Gretel Ehrlich is the author of This Cold Heaven (available in paperback from Vintage Books) and The Solace of Open Spaces, among other works of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. She divides her time between California and Wyoming.
 
Published October 1, 1991 by Viking Adult. 20 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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The power and mystery of untamed nature in the Wyoming wilderness is the focus of an evocative but sometimes abstruse new collection of essays by Ehrlich (Heart Mountain, 1988; The Solace of Open Spaces, 1985).

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Loss and recovery, isolation and connectedness are themes running through this powerful, idiosyncratic collection of naturalistic essays.

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Observing nature's rule over her Wyoming farm, Ehrlich ( The Solace of Open Spaces ) notes both predictable shifts, like the sweep of seasons, and random events, like an early thaw at calving time that brought rampant bacterial infection to her herd.

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed This book uses the different seasons of summer, fall, winter, and spring to meditate upon the cycles of life and death, loneliness and companionship, fear and hope.

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