Wintersalen Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | September 15, 2014

    Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



    There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$7.95
List price: $15.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Local Warehouse Literature- A to Z

This title in other editions

The Solace of Open Spaces

by

The Solace of Open Spaces Cover

ISBN13: 9780140081138
ISBN10: 0140081135
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $7.95!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Writing of hermits, cowboys, changing seasons, and the wind, Ehrlich draws us into her personal relationship with this "planet of Wyoming" she has come to call home. She captures the incredible beauty and the demanding harshness of natural forces in these remote reaches of the West, and the depth, tenderness and humor of the quirky souls who live there.

Ehrlich, a former filmmaker and urbanite, presents in these essays a fresh and vibrant tribute to the new life she has chosen.

Review:

"The most exciting new prose I've come across this season....Part travelogue, part meditation, these twelve pieces are lyrical, humorous and eye-opening." Glamour

Review:

"Ehrlich's best prose belongs in a league with Annie Dillard and even Thoreau. The Solace of Open Spaces releases the bracing air of the wilderness into the stuffy, heated confines of winter in civilization." San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"A stunning rumination on life on Wyoming's high plains....Ehrlich's gorgeous prose is as expansive as a Wyoming vista, as charged as a bolt of praire lightning." Newsday

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Gretel Ehrlich is the author of This Cold Heaven (available in paperback from Vintage Books) and The Solace of Open Spaces, among other works of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. She divides her time between California and Wyoming.

Table of Contents

The Solace Of Open Spaces Preface

The Solace of Open Spaces

Obituary

Other Lives

About Men

From a Sheepherder's Notebook

Friends, Foes, and Working Animals

The Smooth Skull of Winter

On Water

Just Married

Rules of the Game

To Live in Two Worlds

A Storm, the Cornfield, and Elk

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 2 comments:

paper and thread, September 12, 2011 (view all comments by paper and thread)
this is a book to change your life. read it if you have ever loved a mountain or a horse or a man, but especially if you dream of these things. oh, and wyoming.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(1 of 2 readers found this comment helpful)
m.santana, October 8, 2007 (view all comments by m.santana)
When I read Ms Ehrlich's book, The Solace of Open Spaces. I was deeply moved, tearfully touched by her story. Not only is she an expressive writer with a rich word usage but she is also incredibly courageous. Her life journey in the open spaces, her companion dog and being struck by lightening that almost took her life. The long arduous journey back from what the lightening strike did to her heart and her body! She is an amazing woman and a wonderful writer! It is very difficult to feel self -pity when some small piece of life pokes at me after reading her book!
misty
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(7 of 11 readers found this comment helpful)
View all 2 comments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140081138
Author:
Ehrlich, Gretel
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Wyoming
Subject:
Wyoming Description and travel.
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Subject:
Ehrlich, Gretel - Homes and haunts - Wyoming
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
no. 5
Publication Date:
19861231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.74 x 5 x 0.4 in 0.26 lb
Age Level:
from 18

Other books you might like

  1. Backbone of the World: A Portrait of... Used Hardcover $8.50
  2. Refuge: An Unnatural History of...
    Used Trade Paper $5.50
  3. Crossing open ground Used Trade Paper $4.50
  4. Desert Solitaire: A Season in the...
    Used Mass Market $4.95
  5. An unspoken hunger :stories from the... Used Hardcover $7.95
  6. Dwellings: A Spiritual History of... Used Trade Paper $4.95

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Featured Titles » Science
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Reference
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Natural History » General
Travel » Travel Writing » General

The Solace of Open Spaces Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$7.95 In Stock
Product details 144 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140081138 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The most exciting new prose I've come across this season....Part travelogue, part meditation, these twelve pieces are lyrical, humorous and eye-opening."
"Review" by , "Ehrlich's best prose belongs in a league with Annie Dillard and even Thoreau. The Solace of Open Spaces releases the bracing air of the wilderness into the stuffy, heated confines of winter in civilization."
"Review" by , "A stunning rumination on life on Wyoming's high plains....Ehrlich's gorgeous prose is as expansive as a Wyoming vista, as charged as a bolt of praire lightning."
"Synopsis" by ,

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.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.