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Gretel Ehrlich

Gretel Ehrlich is the author of This Cold HeavenThe Future of Ice, Heart Mountain, Facing the Wave, and The Solace of Open Spaces, among other works of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. Ehrlich studied at Bennington College and UCLA film school. 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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The Future of Ice
Written by Gretel Ehrlich
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2005
$16.00/22.00(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

Islands, the Universe, Home
Written by Gretel Ehrlich
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | October 1992
$15.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-010907-8 (0-14-010907-2)

Gretel Ehrlich’s world is one of isolation and wonder, of pain and grace, and these elements ignite her vivid imagination. She writes of ravens and elk and prairie dogs, and eagles falling out of the sky. She tells of a voyage of discovery in northern Japan, where she finds her "bridge... Read more

A Match to the Heart
Written by Gretel Ehrlich
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | June 1995
$16.00/18.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-017937-8 (0-14-017937-2)

A powerful chronicle of a wounded woman’s exploration of nature and self

After nature writer Gretel Ehrlich was struck by lightning near her Wyoming ranch and almost died, she embarked on a painstaking and visionary journey back to the land of the living. With the help of an extraordinary cardiologist and the... Read more

The Solace of Open Spaces
Written by Gretel Ehrlich
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | December 1986
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-008113-8 (0-14-008113-5)

A stunning collection of personal observations that uses images of the American West to probe larger concerns in lyrical, evocative prose that is a true celebration of the region. 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

My First Summer in the Sierra
Written by John Muir, Edited by Gretel Ehrlich
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | March 1987
$14.00/15.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-025570-6 (0-14-025570-2)

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions... Read more

The Yosemite
Written by John Muir, Introduction by Gretel Ehrlich
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | January 2003
$16.00/19.00(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