A love letter to the natural world in all its wondrous glory . . . spellbinding' Herald Praise for The Salt Path 'An astonishing narrative of two people dragging themselves from the depths of despair along some of the most dramatic ...
Author: Raynor Winn
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER The incredible follow-up to one of the most talked about books of the decade - the phenomenon, Waterstones Book of the Month and Costa Award shortlisted The Salt Path. _______ 'Extraordinary: wise, unflinching, exquisite. Profound' Observer 'A thrill to read. The nature writing is beautiful . . . heartening and comforting. You feel the world is a better place' Times _______ Nature holds the answers for Raynor and her husband Moth. After walking 630 miles homeless along The Salt Path, the windswept and wild English coastline now feels like their home. And despite Moth's terminal diagnosis, against all medical odds, he seems revitalized in nature - outside, they discover that anything is possible. Now, life beyond The Salt Path awaits. As they return to four walls, the sense of home is illusive and returning to normality is proving difficult - until an incredible gesture by someone who reads their story changes everything: A chance to breathe life back into a beautiful but neglected farmhouse nestled deep in the Cornish hills; rewilding the land and returning nature to its hedgerows becomes their new path. Along the way, Raynor and Moth learn more about the land that envelopes them, find friends both new and old, and, of course, embark on another windswept adventure when the opportunity arises. The Wild Silence is a luminous story of hope triumphing over despair, of the human spirit's instinctive connection to nature, and of lifelong love prevailing over everything. _______ 'Raynor Winn has written a brilliant, powerful and touching account of her life before and after The Salt Path, which, like her astonishing debut, will connect with anyone who has triumphed over adversity' Stephen Moss, author and naturalist 'A beautiful, luminous and magical piece of writing' Rachel Joyce, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry 'So moving, it made me cry . . . repeatedly. Confirms Winn as a natural and extremely talented writer with an incredible way with words' Sophie Raworth 'A must read for anyone inspired by The Salt Path' Good Housekeeping Praise for The Salt Path 'An astonishing narrative of two people dragging themselves from the depths of despair along some of the most dramatic landscapes in the country, looking for a solution to their problems and ultimately finding themselves' Independent 'This is what you need right now to muster hope and resilience . . . a beautiful story and a reminder that humans can endure adversity' Stylist 'The landscape is magical: shapeshifting seas and smugglers' coves; myriads of sea birds and mauve skies. Raynor writes exquisitely. . . it's a tale of triumph; of hope over despair, of love over everything' Sunday Times 'The Salt Path is a life-affirming tale of enduring love that smells of the sea and tastes of a rich life. With beautiful, immersive writing, it is a story heart-achingly and beautifully told' Jackie Morris, illustrator of The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane
In "Deep Forest Ruminations," the main narrative in this collection, the author develops a philosophy tempered by the wild while camped with his German shepherd dog on a pristine lake in the West Canada Lakes Wilderness.
Author: Walt McLaughlin
In "Deep Forest Ruminations," the main narrative in this collection, the author develops a philosophy tempered by the wild while camped with his German shepherd dog on a pristine lake in the West Canada Lakes Wilderness. Leading up to this experiment in staying put, the twelve shorter narratives and personal essays brought together here focus more on backpacking and snowshoeing in the Adirondacks over the course of two decades, both alone and with others. The result is a juxtaposition of thought and movement exploring the beauty, wonder and mystery of the natural world and our place in it.
This is a collection celebrating the flora and fauna from which we have risen and co-evolved, a collection which celebrates most especially, the beauty and magic of birds and their relation to our heart, our healing, and our hope, such as ...
Author: John Noland
A Wild Silence is an excellent collection of quality poems. Noland's depth of relationship to the natural world, and mindfulness to how the external world mirrors our internal world is apparent in his work. This is a collection celebrating the flora and fauna from which we have risen and co-evolved, a collection which celebrates most especially, the beauty and magic of birds and their relation to our heart, our healing, and our hope, such as this excerpt from An Apprentice of Sparrows: I watchedand waited, triedto bean apprenticeto those sparrowswho bundlewithin themselvessongs of beginnings, who believetheir joybuilds a worldnoteby note. About the Author John Noland lives and writes near the ocean in Coos Bay, Oregon. He has published in Chicago Review, Orion, Nature Writing 1999 ed. by John Murray, Georgetown Review, Seattle Review, Laurel Review, Poet Lore, Limestone, Big Muddy, Camas, Intricate Homelands, and other journals. His chapbook, This Dark Land Where I Live, won Kulupi Press' 2005 Poems of Place contest. The Caged and the Dying, won the Gribble Press 2012 Chapbook contest. In 2014 Midwestern Trees and Shadows was published by Finishing Line Press and That Dark and Other Light in 2015.
wild. silence. Flo , though a poet , doesn ' t believe in word trickery . For her ,
words are bald . Unlike Lucienne , she would not question that a word and the
thing it names are one and the same . And though she tells stories with her
poems , her ...
Author: Lucy Jane Bledsoe
Publisher: Alyson Publications
Through Lucy Jane Blesdoe's graceful writing, two sisters' lifetime of deception is gradually and heartbreakingly revealed, and finally, in this harsh and dangerous environment of a winter expedition in the Sierra's, secrets are exposed and lies give way to the kind of healing truth that provides a possibility for hope. Blesdoe has crafted an exceptional and exciting novel of adventure, guilt and forgiveness that is exquisitely moving and remarkably honest.
Wilderness silence challenged Jesus' traditional notions of God and the
teachings of John the Baptist. His experience of God as Abba at his baptism was
deepened by the open expanse of the desert. Ochs asserts, “If God is what is—'I
Author: Robert Shore-Goss
This book is an animist Christian liberation theology and a call to insurrection against the fossil fuel empires that have created the climate catastrophe. As such, it retrieves the animist Jesus to inspire resistance to anti-ecological, contemporary settler colonization of the Earth. --John Grim, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and Yale Divinity School
In this coming-of-age adventure set in 1986 about a deaf boy, life hasn't been the same for twelve-year-old Jake Graham since his beloved grandfather passed away.
Author: Dale C. Jellison
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Category: Juvenile Fiction
In this coming-of-age adventure set in 1986 about a deaf boy, life hasn't been the same for twelve-year-old Jake Graham since his beloved grandfather passed away. After a rough school year and constant harassment by bullies, Jake wishes he could spend his entire summer with his grandfather again, but instead, his parents are sending him to a boys' camp in Maine. Jake arrives at Camp Pawtuckaway feeling nervous and uncertain about being outside his comfort zone, but all is forgotten after he meets Paddy, a twelve-year-old from Ireland. The friendship between the two grows as Paddy helps Jake adjust to life in the outdoors. They share their past with each other and wonder if fate brought them together to be brothers. The boys' summer takes an unexpected turn when Paddy is rushed to the hospital after a freak accident, then Jake gets left behind in a remote area of Maine. Alone and completely deaf, after his hearing aid stops working, Jake must make his way through the rugged wilderness in hopes that someone will find him before it's too late. Along the way, a mystical creature follows him, and Jake's life is forever changed.
Then there was wild air, wild distance, and wild soundscape. The landscape was
unbroken by human modifications as far as the eye could see, over it was wild air
, and within it a wild soundscape of silence alive with natural sounds.
Author: David Clarke Burks
Publisher: Island Press
Where and what is the place of the wild? Is the goal of preserving biodiversity across the landscape of North America compatible with contemporary Western culture?Place of the Wild brings together original essays from an exceptional array of contemporary writers and activists to present in a single volume the most current thinking on the relationship between humans and wilderness. A common thread running through the volume is the conviction that everyone concerned with the natural world -- academics and activists, philosophers and poets -- must join forces to re-establish cultural narratives and shared visions that sustain life on this planet.The contributors apply the insights of conservation biology to the importance of wilderness in the 21st century, raising questions and stimulating thought. The volume begins with a series of personal narratives that present portraits of wildlands and humans. Following those narratives are more-analytical discourses that examine conceptions and perceptions of the wild, and of the place of humanity in it. The concluding section features clear and resonant activist voices that consider the importance of wildlands, and what can be done to reconcile the needs of wilderness with the needs of human culture.
Without a word he gathers her to his breast ; fully understanding , in his riven
heart , that this embrace , which she herself can ask for , must indeed be a final
one ; his lips cling to hers in the wild silence of a solemn last farewell . “ I ' m glad
Its echoes rest . A moment more , The trumpet ' s deeper notes are poured , — '
Mid the wild silence of the Alps , It utters forth , “ Praise ye the Lord ! " “ Praise ye
the Lord ! ” the cliffs resound ; The listening shepherds catch the notes , And ,
Author: Ralph Guernsey Hibbard
Just days after Raynor learns that her husband of 32 years, Moth, is terminally ill, their home is taken away and they lose their livelihood.
Author: Raynor Winn
Publisher: Michael Joseph
_________ The uplifting true story of the couple who lost everything and embarked on a journey of salvation across the windswept South West coastline. THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER & SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD & WAINWRIGHT GOLDEN BEER BOOK PRIZE 2018 'A beautiful, thoughtful, lyrical story of homelessness, human strength and endurance' Guardian Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years, is terminally ill, their home is taken away and they lose their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Carrying only the essentials for survival on their backs, they live wild in the ancient, weathered landscape of cliffs, sea and sky. Yet through every step, every encounter and every test along the way, their walk becomes a remarkable journey. The Salt Path is an honest and life-affirming true story of coming to terms with grief and the healing power of the natural world. Ultimately, it is a portrayal of home, and how it can be lost, rebuilt and rediscovered in the most unexpected ways. ___________ 'Mesmerising. It is one of the most uplifting, inspiring books that I've ever read' i 'A thoughtful, lyrical story of homelessness, strength and endurance' The Week 'An astonishing narrative of two people dragging themselves from the depths of despair along some of the most dramatic landscapes in the country, looking for a solution to their problems and ultimately finding themselves' Independent 'The Salt Path is a life-affirming tale of enduring love that smells of the sea and tastes of a rich life. With beautiful, immersive writing, it is a story heart-achingly and beautifully told.' Jackie Morris 'The landscape is magical: shape-shifting seas and smugglers' coves; myriads of sea birds and mauve skies. Raynor writes exquisitely . . . It's a tale of triumph: of hope over despair; of love over everything' The Sunday Times
There was a momentary pause , accompanied by Haj - Ewa - her eyes glaring
fiercely - with a wild silence . maniac laugh upon her lips - was rushing forward . “
You , Randolph ! ' at length he exclaimed in a tone She held the body of the ...
Author: Chambers's journal
How awful is this wild silence when lower creatures gaze upon us as though
mere parts of their solitude ! Let me stir forth — one step from the door . How
beautifully winds the curled vine around it ; there is a porch of living basket - work
Author: Henry Hayman
Down went another of the reddleman ' s The red automaton opposite lapsed into
sovereigns against his first one , which Wild - silence , nodded , and followed his
example . eve laid . This time Wildeve threw fifty - one Wildeve rattled the box ...
Category: American literature
He had a strange impression that it still continued , only so dim and fine that
human ears were not tuned to receive it . Then the wilderness silence closed
down again . The dog leaped forward , barking , and Hugh found himself erect ,
with his ...
Author: Edison Marshall
Publisher: New York : A.L. Burt Company
The Englishman ' s silence virtually says : " My superiority is too self - evident to
need assertion or proof . John Bull is prouder than Brother Jonathan . ” “ A really
ingenious defence of American inquisitiveness , over our Insular bearish silence
Author: James McGrigor Allan
THE WILD NORTH LAND . CHAPTER I . The Situation at Home . — The West
again . - A Land of Silence . a new a rm WMO THERE had never been so many
armies in England . There was a new army , and there was an old army ; there
Author: Sir William Francis Butler
Category: Adventure stories
Journey from Fort Garry to Pacific on behalf of Canadian Government to investigate conditions among Indians in west, by way of Lake Athabasca and Peace River.
Wild silence , like a depth of snow And may his hand divine Shrouding in slumber
stern and dull With healing dew their woes assuage , The spring - fields late so
beautiful , When they have reach'd that silent shrine Upon their fainting spirits ...
Author: John Frost
Category: English poetry
sat open - mouthed and open - eyed listening to this account of the Wild Man of
the West . For some time the party round the camp - fire sat smoking in silence ,
ruminating on what had been said . Then Big Waller broke the silence with one of
Author: Robert Michael Ballantyne
Category: Rocky Mountains
manner that the movement was a stolen one . Moreover , the finger , raised for an
instant to her lips , admonisheú me to silence I understood the signal , so
piquantly given ; and obeyed it . In another instant , she was near - near enough
for me ...
Author: Mayne Reid
Category: English fiction
Neil Ansell's THE LAST WILDERNESS is a mesmerising book on nature and solitude by a writer who has spent his lifetime taking solitary ventures into the wild.
Author: Neil Ansell
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Neil Ansell's THE LAST WILDERNESS is a mesmerising book on nature and solitude by a writer who has spent his lifetime taking solitary ventures into the wild. For any readers of the author's previous book, DEEP COUNTRY, Robert Macfarlane's THE OLD WAYS or William Atkins THE MOOR. Shortlisted for the 2018 Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize Shortlisted for the 2018 Highland Book Prize 'Ansell has the rare skill of combining vividly the intimacy of detail and the astonishing grandeur of this North West coastline of Scotland. Through his keen eyes we look again at the familiar with a sense of wondrous revelation' Madeleine Bunting 'Beautiful...a testimony to reticent courage' Daily Mail The experience of being in nature alone is here set within the context of a series of walks that Neil Ansell takes into the most remote parts of Britain, the rough bounds in the Scottish Highlands. He illustrates the impact of being alone as part of nature, rather than outside it. As a counterpoint, Neil Ansell also writes of the changes in the landscape, and how his hearing loss affects his relationship with nature as the calls of the birds he knows so well become silent to him.