Gretel Ehrlich


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January 21, 1946

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Gretel Ehrlich is an American travel writer, novelist, essayist, and poet born on a horse ranch near Santa Barbara, California and educated at both Bennington College in Vermont and UCLA film school. After working in film for 10 years and following the death of a loved one, she began writing full-time in 1978 while living on a Wyoming ranch where she had been filming. Her first book, The Solace of Open Spaces, is a collection of essays describing her love of the region.

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The Solace of Open Spaces

4.15 avg rating — 3,994 ratings — published 1984 — 10 editions
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This Cold Heaven: Seven Sea...

3.99 avg rating — 701 ratings — published 2001 — 7 editions
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A Match to the Heart: One W...

3.94 avg rating — 454 ratings — published 1994 — 7 editions
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Facing the Wave: A Journey ...

3.78 avg rating — 372 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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The Future of Ice: A Journe...

3.78 avg rating — 224 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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Islands, the Universe, Home

3.86 avg rating — 218 ratings — published 1991 — 5 editions
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Heart Mountain

3.85 avg rating — 189 ratings — published 1988 — 7 editions
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John Muir: Nature's Visionary

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Drinking Dry Clouds: Storie...

3.86 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
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A Blizzard Year

3.48 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 1999 — 6 editions
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“Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are.”
Gretel Ehrlich

“Autumn teaches us that fruition is also death; that ripeness is a form of decay. The willows, having stood for so long near water, begin to rust. Leaves are verbs that conjugate the seasons.”
Gretel Ehrlich, The Solace of Open Spaces

“The truest art I would strive for in any work would be to give the page the same qualities as earth: weather would land on it harshly; light would elucidate the most difficult truths; wind would sweep away obtuse padding.”
Gretel Ehrlich, The Solace of Open Spaces



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