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A Match to the Heart

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Publisher Comments:

After nature writer Gretel Ehrlich was struck by lightning near her Wyoming ranch and almost died, she embarked on a painstaking and visionary journey back to the land of the living. With the help of an extraordinary cardiologist and the companionship of her beloved dog Sam, she avidly explores the natural and spiritual world to make sense of what happened to her. We follow as she combs every inch of her new home on the California coast, attends a convention of lightning-strike victims, and goes on a seal watch in Alaska. Ehrlich then turns her focus inward, exploring the tiny but equally fascinating ecosystem of the human heart, and culminates in a stunningly beautiful description of open-heart surgery.

Review:

"This eclectic chronicle of recovery offers excursions into neurobiology, cardiology, the lore and science of lightning, and the medical literature of lightning injury....Evocative writing and lots of interesting facts." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"In 1991 the author of this lyrical narrative of resurrection was struck by lightning near her Wyoming ranch. The effects of this electrocution were long-lasting, requiring intensive medical attention for the physical and mental trauma that included sensory impairment....Ehrlich's inspirational self-discovery calls attention to other lightning survivors as, 'carved from a ruined body,' she returns to the ranch with new life." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Acclaimed for The Solace of Open Spaces, Ehrlich here reveals that scary things can happen in open spaces, too. She recounts being struck and momentarily killed." Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679425502
Author:
Ehrlich, Gretel
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Life change events
Subject:
Lightning
Subject:
Attitude to death.
Subject:
Heart arrest.
Subject:
Professional -- Patient relations.
Subject:
Electrical injuries.
Subject:
Lightning -- Health aspects -- Case studies.
Subject:
Attitude to Death -- personal narratives.
Subject:
Heart Arrest -- personal narratives.
Subject:
Lightning Injuries
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
1115.
Publication Date:
c1994
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
200 p.

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Product details 200 p. pages Pantheon Books,c1994. - English 9780679425502 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This eclectic chronicle of recovery offers excursions into neurobiology, cardiology, the lore and science of lightning, and the medical literature of lightning injury....Evocative writing and lots of interesting facts."
"Review" by , "In 1991 the author of this lyrical narrative of resurrection was struck by lightning near her Wyoming ranch. The effects of this electrocution were long-lasting, requiring intensive medical attention for the physical and mental trauma that included sensory impairment....Ehrlich's inspirational self-discovery calls attention to other lightning survivors as, 'carved from a ruined body,' she returns to the ranch with new life."
"Review" by , "Acclaimed for The Solace of Open Spaces, Ehrlich here reveals that scary things can happen in open spaces, too. She recounts being struck and momentarily killed."
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