Unsolaced by Gretel Ehrlich, Read by the Author
Celebrating—and Mourning—Changes on Earth
While Traveling the Globe
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A practiced narrator and elegant stylist, Gretel Ehrlich delivers her memoir, Unsolaced, in a poetic voice. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss how the author of The Solace of Open Spaces narrates in a conversational tone, making for a relaxed listening experience that belies the intense adventures she recounts. She travels to some of the most remote places on Earth, mapping the ravages of climate change as she visits outposts in Greenland, Alaska, Zimbabwe, and Japan. She finds hope in the “re-wilding” efforts in Siberia and comfort in her Wyoming ranching life. This is a personal and soul-searching work, and a love song to places remote and forgotten.
Support for our podcast comes from Oasis Audio, publisher of Frankenstein, a breathtaking Audie-nominated full-cast performance of the stage adaptation by A.S. Peterson.