Gretel Ehrlich: Unsolaced (A FAN Event)

The Book Stall is happy to support Family Action Network as they welcome Gretel Ehrlich to discuss her new book, Unsolaced: Along the Way to All That Is. Ms. Ehrlich will be interviewed by Howard Norman, author and professor in the MFA program at the University of Maryland. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Click HERE to reserve your spot!

This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and YouTube channel.

AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of Unsolaced from The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Ehrlich that will start immediately after the webinar. The link to register for the AFTER-HOURS program will appear in red font at the top of an email from The Book Stall. Look for it right after your receipt arrives!

About the Book:  From Gretel Ehrlich, the author of the enduring classic The Solace of Open Spaces comes is a wondrous meditation on how water, light, wind, mountain, bird, and horse have shaped her life and her understanding of a world besieged by a climate crisis. Amid species extinctions and disintegrating ice sheets, this stunning collection of memories, observations, and narratives is acute and lyrical, Whitmanesque in breadth, and as elegant as a Japanese teahouse. “Sentience and sunderance,” Ehrlich writes. “How we know what we know, who teaches us, how easy it is to lose it all.” As if to stave off impending loss, she embarks on strenuous adventures to Greenland, Africa, Kosovo, Japan, and an uninhabited Alaskan island, always returning to her simple Wyoming cabin at the foot of the mountains and the trail that leads into the heart of them.

"Gripping . . . Ehrlich chronicles with enthralling precision the to-the-brink physicality of hard work and daring expeditions and the meditative states nature summons . . . Writing with fire and ice of beauty, risk, and devastation, Ehrlich shares wonder, wisdom, candor, and concern to soul-ringing effect."  --Booklist (starred review)

About the Author:  Gretel Ehrlich is the author of Facing the Wave, The Future of Ice, Heart Mountain, The Solace of Open Spaces, and This Cold Heaven, among other works of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. Ehrlich studied at Bennington College and UCLA film school. She divides her time between Montana and Hawaii. Ms. Ehrlich  has published in Harper’s, the Atlantic, the New York Times Magazine, Time, Life, National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Aperture, National Geographic Traveler, Architectural Digest, Orion, Shambhala Sun, Tricycle, Antaeus, and Outside, among many others.

Her work has been widely anthologized. She was a correspondent for NPR’s "Day to Day" and has reported from Kosovo, the Arctic, and Africa. Ms. Ehrlich wrote and recorded a poem cycle in collaboration with the Siobhan Davies Dance Company at the South Bank Theatre in London. She was a founding member of the UK’s CAPE FAREWELL artists and climate change project and contributed to Cape Farewell’s “The Ship” at the British Museum of Natural History in London on issues of climate change.

About the Interviewer: Howard Norman is a three-time winner of National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and a winner of the Lannan Award for fiction. His novels The Northern Lights and The Bird Artist were both nominated for National Book Awards. He is also author of the novels The Museum Guard, The Haunting of L, What Is Left the Daughter, Next Life Might Be Kinder, and My Darling Detective. He divides his time between East Calais, Vermont, and Washington, D.C.

Event date: 

Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Online Zoom webinar!
Unsolaced: Along the Way to All That Is Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307911797
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Pantheon - January 5th, 2021

From the author of the enduring classic The Solace of Open Spaces, here is a wondrous meditation on how water, light, wind, mountain, bird, and horse have shaped her life and her understanding of a world besieged by a climate crisis.