By Gretel Ehrlich
A strong chronicle of a wounded woman’s exploration of nature and self.
Winner of the Whiting award.
After nature author Gretel Ehrlich used to be struck by way of lightning close to her Wyoming ranch and virtually died, she launched into a painstaking and visionary trip again to the land of the dwelling. With the aid of a unprecedented heart specialist and the companionship of her liked puppy Sam, she avidly explores the common and religious international to make feel of what occurred to her. We stick with as she combs each inch of her new domestic at the California coast, attends a tradition of lightning-strike sufferers, and is going on a seal watch in Alaska. Ehrlich then turns her concentration inward, exploring the tiny yet both attention-grabbing environment of the human center, and culminated in a stunningly attractive description of open-heart surgery.
“A outstanding paintings of art.”—Los Angeles instances publication Review
“This eclectic chronicle of restoration bargains tours into neurobiology, cardiology, the lore and technological know-how of lightning, and the scientific literature of lightning harm. . . . Evocative writing and many interesting facts.”—The ny occasions ebook assessment
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A Match to the Heart: One Woman's Story of Being Struck By Lightning by Gretel Ehrlich