Search Results: "Gretel Ehrlich"


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Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Still, a lyrical, loving appreciation of landscape and life."
The power and mystery of untamed nature in the Wyoming wilderness is the focus of an evocative but sometimes abstruse new collection of essays by Ehrlich (Heart Mountain, 1988; The Solace of Open Spaces, 1985). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"In all, though, a worthy read. (3 b&w illustrations, not seen) (Quality Paperback Book Club selection; regional author tour)"
A brief but valuable narrative of travel by essayist Ehrlich (A Match to the Heart, 1994, etc.), exploring the sacred and the profane in contemporary China. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 1994

"An emotionally compelling, if erratically beating, tale about the transformative power of a brush with death by lightning."
An odyssey of recovery by a woman literally struck by lightning. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"An eloquent attempt to grasp the Japanese experience of the 'The Wave,' which was 'center and fringe at once, a totality, both destructive and beautiful.'"
Lyrical, meandering dispatches and eyewitness accounts from the devastation of the 2011 tsunami in Japan. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Singular, impressionistic sketches of an otherworld. (maps, illustrations)"
In a tone that's fittingly remote and beguiling, Ehrlich (A Match to the Heart, 1994, etc.) relates stories of her visits to Greenland over the past seven years. Read full book review >

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THE FUTURE OF ICE by Gretel Ehrlich
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"Ehrlich urges us 'to be driven into action by the wild beauty and difficulty of a place,' action to defend and action as the act of living."
Praise-singing alarum depicting cold environments as under attack by greed-fed malfeasance. Read full book review >

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Letters from Nigeria by Gretel Clark
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 2016

"An intriguing historical document, particularly for readers who have a passion for West Africa and narratives of the expatriate experience."
Personal missives to family and striking images reveal the daily lives of an American couple living in the West African country of Nigeria in the early 1960s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 2014

"A look at traditional Chinese medicine's ability to protect against food allergies that could generate considerable buzz in the medical community."
This detailed scientific analysis puts traditional Chinese medicine forward as a strong contender for treating food allergies. Read full book review >

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GRANT SPEAKS by Ev Ehrlich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2000

"It's still a pretty good book, especially in its lively first half. Ehrlich has invaded Thomas Berger's territory and emerged (as might be expected) without victory, but without disgracing himself either."
The recent glut of fiction grounded in American history continues apace with this entertaining second novel from the author of Big Government (1998), purportedly the story of ‘the previously unknown first draft' of our 18th president's published Memoirs. Read full book review >

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NEST by Esther Ehrlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A poignant, insightful story of family crisis and the healing power of friendship. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A little girl's world disintegrates after her mother's illness and severe depression result in family tragedy. Read full book review >

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BIG GOVERNMENT by Ev Ehrlich
Released: Sept. 22, 1998

"Funny—but featherweight."
Absurdist farce about Congressional aides whose zeal, stupidity, and occasional flashes of insight take on great significance in an out-of-control Beltway bureaucracy. Read full book review >