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Gretel Ehrlich

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
Written by Gretel Ehrlich
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2014
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-94927-1 (0-307-94927-3)

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...

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Facing the Wave
Written by Gretel Ehrlich
Pantheon | Hardcover | February 2013
$25.00/29.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-90731-8 (0-307-90731-7)

**Kirkus Best Books of the Year (2013)**
**Kansas City Star Best Books of the Year (2013)**

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...

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The Future of Ice
Written by Gretel Ehrlich
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2005
$13.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3435-2 (1-4000-3435-3)

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






This Cold Heaven
Written by Gretel Ehrlich
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2003
$18.95/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-75852-5 (0-679-75852-6)

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






The Yosemite
Written by John Muir, Introduction by Gretel Ehrlich
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | January 2003
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6701-2 (0-8129-6701-1)

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





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