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  • Published: 19 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9781846045998
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $22.99

Wintering

The power of rest and retreat in difficult times




An intimate, revelatory book exploring the ways we can care for and repair ourselves in the difficult times of life.

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

'A beautiful, gentle exploration of the dark season of life and the light of spring that eventually follows' Raynor Winn, bestselling author of The Salt Path

'A peaceful rebuff to life in fast-forward' Guardian

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 the seasons, our winters and summers are the ebb and flow of life.

'Every bit as beautiful and healing as the season itself' Elizabeth Gilbert

'Absolutely beautiful' Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild

  • Published: 19 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9781846045998
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Katherine May

Katherine May is a writer of both fiction and non-fiction. Her most recent works include The Electricity of Every Living Thing and The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club. She lives by the sea in Whitstable and enjoys sea swimming and long walks. She lives and breathes everything the natural world has to offer and is compelled by how the wild and extreme landscapes can benefit our mental and emotional wellbeing.

Praise for Wintering

We all experience periods of 'wintering' in our lives and this book shows us how to embrace the uncertainty that can come with it. A beautiful book that can be enjoyed in both winter and summer

Lara Maiklem, author of Mudlarking

An elegant investigation into the consolations of nature and how it can be wonderfully restorative even on the bleakest of days

Sunday Express

[A] sympathetic memoir ... May recounts how she attempted to embrace rather than resist the gloom and chill of winter ... she radiates sincerity and quiet self-knowledge

TLS

Wise, radical and comforting. It's a refreshing, original way of looking at winter, both the season and the winterings that happen in all of our lives. A thought-provoking joy to read.

Lucy Jones, author of Losing Eden

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