"When it's fifty below, the mercury bottoms out and jiggles there as if laughing at those of us still above ground. Once I caught myself on tiptoes, peering down into the thermometer as if there were an extension inside inscribed with higher and higher declarations of physical misery: ninety below to the power of ten and so on."
After experiencing the isolated life of a sheep herder, she writes, "Keenly observed the world is transformed. The landscape is engorged with detail, every movement on it chillingly sharp. The air between people is charged. Days unfold, bathed in their own music. Nights become hallucinatory; dreams, prescient."
Ehrlich's gift is one of subtle precision. She writes beauty into the plainest of thoughts and meaning into the simplest of ideas: "True solace is finding none, which is to say, it is everywhere." --Kathryn True
Some of the pages were folded under, and no one mentioned this beforehand. The rest of the book was as described. Still, the omission was huge.Published 2 months ago by Richard Yost
this book came recommended to me, but i have just not gotten into it. I tried several times and it must be me, so don't take my word for it and read other reviews. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Yvonne Van Eijk
I like good non fiction but this was just down right boring.She went off on some tangents that I really couldnt see the point of,as it related to what she was talking about. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Karla Pouillon
My heart! This book really moved me for some reason - it made me want to write again. To travel, to meet people, to be alone, and to write about everything I come across. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Laurel
I first read this book at the recommendation of my daughter, it's one of her most loved books. After reading it myself, i must agree with her. Read morePublished 8 months ago by rose
This book is so descriptive of the rocks, color of dirt,skies, clouds, . I thought too many words. The characters were enjoyable and colorfull.Thank goodness it was a small book. Read morePublished 10 months ago by emma r wright
The book arrived in a very short time. It was in good condition. I was happy with this trans action and got the book in plenty of time for my class.Published 10 months ago by F. Manaster
Ehrlich uses rich metaphor to bring the landscape, people, animals, thought, observations, and procedures to the reader beautifully. Well done!Published 13 months ago by Pamela I. Perkins
and keep buying it - wonderful wonderful, on my list of 10 best ever books - so glad there is a on-line mechanism to purchase used books easilyPublished 14 months ago by Airdrie Burns