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Non-fiction review: Wintering, by Katherine May

My second of Katherine May's books in just a couple of months, so you know that she's touched something in me. (See review of The Electricity of Every Living Thing ).     Title: Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times Author: Katherine May Publication Info: Riverhead Books, 2020. 245 pages (Kindle edition). Source: Library Publisher's Blurb: An intimate, revelatory book exploring the ways we can care for and repair ourselves when life knocks us down. Sometimes you slip through the cracks: unforeseen circumstances like an abrupt illness, the death of a loved one, a break up, or a job loss can derail a life. These periods of dislocation can be lonely and unexpected. For May, her husband fell ill, her son stopped attending school, and her own medical issues led her to leave a demanding job. Wintering explores how she not only endured this painful time, but embraced the singular opportunities it offered. A moving personal narrative shot through with