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The Solace of Open Spaces
The Solace of Open Spaces
Author: Gretel Ehrlich
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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ISBN-13: 9780140081138
ISBN-10: 0140081135
Publication Date: 12/2/1986
Pages: 144
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Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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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 lives there. Ehrlich, a former filmmaker and urbanite, presents in these essays a fresh and vibrant tribute to the new life she has chosen. - from the back "The most exciting new prose I've come across this season...Part travelogue, part meditation, these twelve pieces are lyrical, humorous and eye-opening." from the back.
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