Wintering

Wintering : The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

'A beautiful, gentle exploration of the dark season of life and the light of spring that eventually follows' Raynor Winn, bestselling author of The Salt Path

'A peaceful rebuff to life in fast-forward' Guardian

Wintering is a poignant and comforting meditation on the fallow periods of life, times when we must retreat to care for and repair ourselves. Katherine May thoughtfully shows us how to come through these times with the wisdom of knowing that, like the seasons, our winters and summers are the ebb and flow of life.

'Every bit as beautiful and healing as the season itself' Elizabeth Gilbert

'Absolutely beautiful' Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 127 x 197 x 17mm | 202g
  • Rider & Co
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781846045998
  • 799

Review Text

In this elegant memoir Katherine May finds beauty and transformation in a difficult period of her life ... an evocative ode to retreat that will appeal to fans of Deborah Levy's The Cost of Living
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A beautiful, gentle exploration of the dark season of life and the light of spring that eventually follows -- Raynor Winn, bestselling author of The Salt Path We all experience periods of 'wintering' in our lives and this book shows us how to embrace the uncertainty that can come with it. A beautiful book that can be enjoyed in both winter and summer -- Lara Maiklem, author of Mudlarking An elegant investigation into the consolations of nature and how it can be wonderfully restorative even on the bleakest of days * Sunday Express * [A] sympathetic memoir ... May recounts how she attempted to embrace rather than resist the gloom and chill of winter ... she radiates sincerity and quiet self-knowledge * TLS * In this elegant memoir Katherine May finds beauty and transformation in a difficult period of her life ... an evocative ode to retreat that will appeal to fans of Deborah Levy's The Cost of Living * Publishers Weekly *
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About Katherine May

Katherine May is a writer of both fiction and non-fiction. Her most recent works include The Electricity of Every Living Thing and The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club. She lives by the sea in Whitstable and enjoys sea swimming and long walks. She lives and breathes everything the natural world has to offer and is compelled by how the wild and extreme landscapes can benefit our mental and emotional wellbeing.
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15,513 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (5,935)
3 23% (3,632)
2 6% (928)
1 2% (292)
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