Longlisted for The Wainwright Prize 2020 ‘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 ‘Wintering is every bit as beautiful and healing as the season itself … this is truly a beautiful book’ Elizabeth Gilbert. In Wintering, Katherine May recounts her own year-long journey through winter, sparked by a sudden illness in her family that plunged her into a time of uncertainty and seclusion. When life felt at is most frozen, she managed to find strength and inspiration from the incredible wintering experiences of others as well as from the remarkable transformations that nature makes to survive the cold. This beautiful, perspective-shifting memoir teaches us to draw from the healing powers of the natural world and to embrace the winters of our own lives. ‘A peaceful rebuff to life in fast-forward’ Observer
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