Gretel Ehrlich

Gretel Ehrlich is an American travel writer, poet, and essayist. She is known for her works that explore the natural world and human relationships with it. Her notable works include 'The Solace of Open Spaces' and 'This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland.'


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  1. 1. The Solace of Open Spaces

    This book is a collection of essays that explore the author's experiences and observations after moving from the city to the rural landscapes of Wyoming. The narrative delves into the harsh and beautiful realities of living in the American West, the author's personal healing after a tragic loss, and the solace found in the vast open spaces. The book is a profound meditation on nature, solitude, grief, resilience, and the transformative power of landscape.

    The 2688th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. This Cold Heaven

    "This Cold Heaven" is a captivating exploration of Greenland over a span of seven years, where the author delves into the harsh yet mesmerizing landscape of the Arctic. Through her journeys, she intertwines her personal experiences with the rich history and resilient culture of the Inuit people, providing a profound insight into their traditions, survival strategies, and the profound impact of the environment on their lifestyle. The narrative beautifully captures the stark contrasts and extreme conditions of Greenland, painting a vivid picture of a place where the natural world dictates the rhythm of life.

    The 8624th Greatest Book of All Time