By Gretel Ehrlich
A strong chronicle of a wounded woman’s exploration of nature and self.
Winner of the Whiting award.
After nature author Gretel Ehrlich was once struck via lightning close to her Wyoming ranch and nearly died, she launched into a painstaking and visionary trip again to the land of the dwelling. With assistance from a rare heart specialist and the companionship of her liked puppy Sam, she avidly explores the traditional and non secular international to make experience of what occurred to her. We keep on with as she combs each inch of her new domestic at the California coast, attends a tradition of lightning-strike sufferers, and is going on a seal watch in Alaska. Ehrlich then turns her concentration inward, exploring the tiny yet both interesting surroundings of the human middle, and culminated in a stunningly appealing description of open-heart surgery.
“A brilliant paintings of art.”—Los Angeles occasions booklet Review
“This eclectic chronicle of restoration deals tours into neurobiology, cardiology, the lore and technological know-how of lightning, and the clinical literature of lightning damage. . . . Evocative writing and plenty of interesting facts.”—The long island occasions publication overview
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