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The Solace of Open Spaces

Each month our staff picks additional recommendations based on our Dandy Roll Book Club pick. We're recommending The Solace of Open Spaces for those of our members who want to read another meditative, non-fiction narrative like our July pick, Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui.

What does it mean to be connected to a place? Does this connection come from a birthright or is it something that can be found? These are all questions Ehrlich aims to answer in her essays, but also invites the reader to ponder as well. It's a brief story that can be devoured in one sitting, but sticks with you for years afterwards.

A stunning collection of personal observations that uses images of the American West to probe larger concerns in lyrical, evocative prose that is a true celebration of the region.

  • Paperback, 144 pages
  • Published December 2nd 1986 by Penguin Books