Unsolaced: Along the Way to All That Is

January 8, 2021
Unsolaced: Along the Way to All That Is

From the author of the enduring classic The Solace of OpenSpaces, here is a wondrous meditation on how water, light,wind, mountain, bird, and horse have shaped her life and herunderstanding of a world besieged by a climate crisis. Amid species extinctions and disintegrating ice sheets, thisstunning collection of memories, observations, and narratives isacute and lyrical, Whitmanesque in breadth, and as elegant as aJapanese teahouse. “Sentience and sunderance,” Ehrlich writes. “Howwe know what we know, who teaches us, how easy it is to lose itall.” As if to stave off impending loss, she embarks on strenuousadventures to Greenland, Africa, Kosovo, Japan, and an uninhabitedAlaskan island, always returning to her simple Wyoming cabin at thefoot of the mountains and the trail that leads into the heart ofthem.