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Gretel Ehrlich
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Gretel Ehrlich is the author of This Cold Heaven, The Future of Ice, and The Solace of Open Spaces, among other works of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. She lives in Wyoming.

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Facing the Wave
A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami
Written by Gretel Ehrlich


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $15.00

Kirkus Best Books of the Year • Kansas City Star Best Books of the Year

A passionate student of Japanese poetry, theater, and art for much of her life, Gretel Ehrlich felt compelled to return to the earthquake-and-tsunami-devastated Tohoku coast to bear witness, listen to survivors, and experience their terror and exhilaration in... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Facing the Wave
A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami
Written by Gretel Ehrlich


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $25.00

A passionate student of Japanese poetry, theater, and art for much of her life, Gretel Ehrlich felt compelled to return to the earthquake-and-tsunami-devastated Tohoku coast to bear witness, listen to survivors, and experience their terror and exhilaration in villages and towns where all shelter and hope seemed lost. In an eloquent... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

Facing the Wave
A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami
Written by Gretel Ehrlich


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $11.99

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The Future of Ice
A Journey Into Cold
Written by Gretel Ehrlich


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $13.95

This book was written out of Gretel Ehrlich’s love for winter—for remote and cold places, for the ways winter frees our imagination and invigorates our feet, mind, and soul—and also out of the fear that our “democracy of gratification” has irreparably altered the climate.

Over the course of a year, Ehrlich... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

The Future of Ice
A Journey Into Cold
Written by Gretel Ehrlich


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 10, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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This Cold Heaven
Seven Seasons in Greenland
Written by Gretel Ehrlich


Format: Trade Paperback, 402 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 7, 2003
Price: $18.95

For the last decade, Gretel Ehrlich has been obsessed by an island, a terrain, a culture, and the treacherous beauty of a world that is defined by ice. In This Cold Heaven she combines the story of her travels with history and cultural anthropology to reveal a Greenland that few of... Read more >

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The Yosemite

Written by John Muir
Introduction by Gretel Ehrlich


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 14, 2003
Price: $15.00

In the spring of 1869, John Muir was looking for means of support to fund his explorations of California’s Central Valley region. A ranch owner offered him a job herding sheep in the Sierra Nevada. As he explored the region, he jotted down his keen observations of the scenic countryside, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

The Yosemite

Written by John Muir
Introduction by Gretel Ehrlich


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 28, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.
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