Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times

Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times

Wintering is a poignant and comforting meditation on the fallow periods of life, times when we must retreat to care for and repair ourselves. Katherine May thoughtfully shows us how to come through these times with the wisdom of knowing that, like th...

Title:Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times
ISBN:9780593189481
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    Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)

    Can there be a more perfect book to read as the year winds down? Katherine May looks at wintering from a number of perspectives including viewing the aurora borealis, the time she lost her voice, seas...

  • Margaret

    This time of Social Isolation seemed a timely moment to read about Wintering, about drawing back from the world through illness, depression, or simply from being too cold to engage with the world beyo...

  • Jessica Ryn

    I count myself extremely blessed to have gained access to an early copy of Katherine May's 'Wintering.' Not only is it a VERY beautiful book, I found reading it an incredibly healing experience. So re...

  • Diane S ?

    Thoughts soon....

  • Babbs

    I picked this up after hearing the author read an excerpt on NPR and am torn on how to rate it. I love the concept of wintering, allowing yourself to see the beauty in things once only endured or at b...

  • Julie

    In her prologue Katherine May introduces her topic by talking of how "winter is not the death of the life cycle but its crucible." It is a time for withdrawing from the world at large to reflect and r...

  • Cindy Rollins

    I loved this book. Last year I picked up Range on a whim because I loved the title and that book was a home run read. Wintering was another title that pulled me in without knowing anything about the b...

  • Cheryl

    THIS BOOK!!! EVERY. SINGLE. WORD. And what comfort there is in discovering the camaraderie we share with our fellow human beings and all of creation. There couldn't have been a more perfect first read...

  • Jerrie (redwritinghood)

    While I felt this essay collection got off to a rocky start, I ultimately found it soothingly wise. The author relates the time she experienced a personal, metaphorical winter by reference to actual e...

  • Steve

    This review appears on my blog along with many others at: https://livemanylives.wordpress.com/There are many reasons for reading a book, which is why the mix of reviews I undertake has such an eclecti...