Wintering: The power of rest and retreat in difficult times (Hardback)
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Wintering: The power of rest and retreat in difficult times (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 06/02/2020
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Longlisted for the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing 2020

In Wintering, Katherine May recounts her own year-long journey through winter, sparked by a sudden illness in her family that plunged her into a time of uncertainty and seclusion. When life felt at is most frozen, she managed to find strength and inspiration from the incredible wintering experiences of others as well as from the remarkable transformations that nature makes to survive the cold.

This beautiful, perspective-shifting memoir teaches us to draw from the healing powers of the natural world and to embrace the winters of our own lives.

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9781846045981
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 407 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'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

'Katherine May thoughtfully examines the emotional, spiritual, and geographical reality of the cold times, the dark days, and those periods of our lives when things are neither soft nor easy. In so doing, she offers a great and humane service to her readers: she shows us that wintering cannot be avoided, but need not be feared.' - Elizabeth Gilbert 

'Wise, radical and comforting. It's a refreshing, original way of looking at winter, both the season and the winterings that happen in all of our lives. A thought-provoking joy to read.' - Lucy Jones, author of Losing Eden

'An elegant investigation into the consolations of nature and how it can be wonderfully restorative even on the bleakest of days' - The 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

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“Comforting and Reassuring”

Among my friends, I know I am considered unusual because of my love of Winter. It's a tough decision for me on whether Autumn or Winter is my favourite season. This book, therefore, called out to me, and I'm... More

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“Preparing for Depression”

Katherine May uses 'Wintering' as a metaphor for depression. She describes how depression is something she has regularly experienced and, as she feels the next one coming, she aims to prepare for it in the... More

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“So accessible”

First a confession: I often struggle with non fiction but was immediately drawn to the synopsis of Wintering by Katherine May. And I am so glad I overcame my resistance for the author drew me in to her world... More

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