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LocationBradford PL
TitleWintering : the power of rest and retreat in difficult times / Katherine May.
AuthorMay, Katherine, author.
Call No818 MAY
CollectionAdult Non-Fiction
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Call NoBarcodeCirc StatusLocation
818 MAY50362005326173AvailableBradford PL

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 0593189485
International Standard Book Number 9780593189481 (hardcover)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 818/.603 23
Personal Name May, Katherine, author.
Title Statement Wintering : the power of rest and retreat in difficult times / Katherine May.
Edition Statement First American edition.
Imprint New York : Riverhead Books, 2020.
Physical Description 241 pages ; 22 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
Summary, Etc. "An intimate, revelatory book exploring the ways we can care for and repair ourselves when life knocks us down. Sometimes you slip through the cracks: unforeseen circumstances like an abrupt illness, the death of a loved one, a break up, or a job loss can derail a life. These periods of dislocation can be lonely and unexpected. For May, her husband fell ill, her son stopped attending school, and her own medical issues led her to leave a demanding job. Wintering explores how she not only endured this painful time, but embraced the singular opportunities it offered. A moving personal narrative shot through with lessons from literature, mythology, and the natural world, May's story offers instruction on the transformative power of rest and retreat. Illumination emerges from many sources: solstice celebrations and dormice hibernation, C.S. Lewis and Sylvia Plath, swimming in icy waters and sailing Arctic seas. Ultimately Wintering invites us to change how we relate to our own fallow times. May models an active acceptance of sadness and finds nourishment in deep retreat, joy in the hushed beauty of winter, and encouragement in understanding life as cyclical, not linear. A secular mystic, May forms a guiding philosophy for transforming the hardships that arise before the ushering in of a new season"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Nature, Healing power of.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Rest.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Self-acceptance.
Additional Physical Form Entry Online version: May, Katherine. New York : Riverhead Books, 2020 Wintering (DLC) 2020001773 9780593189504

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