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