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Katherine May is the New York Times bestselling author of Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times. A writer of both fiction and nonfiction, May has had journalism and essays appear in a range of publications including The New York Times, The Times (London), Good Housekeeping, and Cosmopolitan. She lives by the sea in Whitstable, England and is an avid lover of the outdoors.

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PRAISE FOR WINTERING

"A beautiful, meditative book...It feels like Katherine May opens up exactly what I and so many need to hear but haven't known how to name." - Krista Tippett, On Being "Honest and deeply sympathetic...proves that there is grace in letting go, stepping back and giving yourself time to repair in the dark...May is a clear-eyed observer and her language is steady, honest and accurate--capturing the sense, the beauty and the latent power of our resting landscapes." - Wall Street Journal "May writes beautifully....A contemplative, hopeful, consoling book." - NPR "Lovely...May is an astute observer of life's emotional discouragements." - New York Times "Drawing on her own life's difficult periods, May offers a guide to leaning into fallow times and savoring the lessons of hardship." - People Magazine "Wintering is every bit as beautiful and healing as the season itself. Katherine May thoughtfully examines the emotional, spiritual, and geographical reality of the cold times, the dark days, and those periods of our lives when things are neither soft nor easy. In so doing, she offers a great and humane service to her readers: she shows us that wintering cannot be avoided, but need not be feared. This is truly a beautiful book." - #1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert "Wintering is the book equivalent of a perfectly timed hug you didn't know you needed, a warm blanket on a cold day. So many books about adversity focus on ways to get away from the discomfort, and this book so wonderfully and sincerely says it's okay to be here, even when it hurts. It's exactly what the world needs right now." - Nora McInerny, host of Terrible, Thanks for Asking "Enthralling...[May] has a gift for unleashing unexpected comedy...There is so much to treasure here...Her sensual connoisseurship a joy." - The Guardian "May brings a poet's eye and unexpected comedy to this enthralling celebration of our fallow season." - London Observer "An empowering and touching read that will inspire a survivalist spirit on even the darkest days of winter." - Town & Country UK "A beautifully written mix of memoir and philosophy...With a pandemic keeping us isolated in so many ways, May offers much-needed solace and comfort and a reminder that seasons eventually turn." " - starred Booklist "Beautiful...She is a poetic observer of the natural world, and quotable lines abound...I want to share Wintering with all my friends who experience winter blues, and keep a copy close at hand for the inevitable winterings of my own life." - BookPage

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