Like many before her, poet Gretel Ehrlich discovered the therapeutic qualities of the West. In , a time of personal crisis, she moved from the East to a small. Table Of Contents. The Solace Of Open SpacesPreface. The Solace of Open Spaces. Obituary. Other Lives. About Men. From a Sheepherder’s. Like few writers I’ve ever read, Gretel captured something about Wyoming that I’ ve always struggled to put into words. She suggests that the.

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Her words soar and swoop and remind us that writing can always be more than just greyel what happened: Gretel Ehrlich is the kind of writer who teaches you that prose can be poetry.

To be able to recount your experiences, relationships, and adventures and, slace top it off, write them down like that? In her book, it is a place to lose oneself and then find redemption in the rhythm of life lived in a hard place.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Internalized action is great, but the point must have flown entirely over my head.

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First of all, though this was published first, there’s another very popular sto Considering the overall good rating of this book, I feel partially bad about disliking this set of essays, partially like I might have missed something and have to read it again but God, noand partially like maybe my differing opinion is necessary.

Days unfold, bathed in their own music. If stream-of-consciousness writing and large words are your thing, yretel book is a good companion for you. Ranchers are courteous and kind, hardworking, tough and yet gentle.


The Solace of Open Spaces by Gretel Ehrlich

However, this book left me cold. Her then-lover ends up dying, and she just stays and sta When I requested this title in NetGalley, I did not realize it was an older book of essays coming up for a reprinting.

For Ehrlich, it seems as though she truly allows herself to simply be a conduit for the experience. View all 4 comments. The arid country was a clean slate. I’d give a slight preference to Ehrlich, probably because a woman’s viewpoint is more familiar to me, but both are well worth reading.

It’s a book foremost about place, that it shapes us and makes us who we are, from open spaces, to mountains, to tree roots that rise to the surface in search of water while the earth waits for rain. I’ve never been to Wyoming, but feel like I have been now! I especially enjoyed the chapters that dealt with rodeo events and the sacred Sun Dance ceremony of the Crow Indians. Ehrllich of the reason for the stay in Wyoming was for the author to lose herself in the wide open spaces.

Her descriptions solacr exactly like what I was seeing on tv. Oct 21, Betty Morrissey rated it it was amazing Shelves: A beautiful book with a great deal of thought put into words. The Solace of Open Spacesby Gretel Ehrlich, is a beautiful little book that I happened upon in the sale bin at a used book store. The air between people is charged.

The stories are interesting, but get a bit tiresome after awhile.

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View the Lesson Plans. 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. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. There is much to spaves about Wyoming here; Gretel Ehrlich has a mind for details and the reader comes away fully educated about sheep herding, rodeos, cabin fever, and the value of water.


What I had lost at least for a while was my appetite for the life I had left: The writing is gorgeous, flowing, evocative.

I first read this book at the recommendation of my daughter, it’s one of her most loved books. It’s not toughness but “toughing it out” that counts.

There is surely and definitively a sola This book is a love letter to Wyoming and parts of it really sing to me. I enjoyed both the level of detail and the quality of writing.

And I love wide open spaces and solitude and nature. Her writing gave life to the subtle beauty of open sky and lent movement to the endless landscape. Set me in front of a western movie full of cowboys and other such stereotypes and I will be bored out of my skull. Essays on your Kindle in under a minute.

The silence is profound. Descriptive words are dropped, even verbs Her first book, The Solace of Open Spacesis a collection of essays describing her love of the region. View the Study Pack. Its a rare expierence to live in the actual brutal, lonely, majestic country.

It will not disappoint! This book collects her writings about the wide-open, the west, the prairie, and the people who live there.