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Gretel Ehrlich

Gretel Ehrlich

Gretel Ehrlich is an American travel writer, poet, and essayist. Born in 1946 in Santa Barbara, California, she studied at Bennington College and UCLA film school. She began to write full-time in 1978, living on a Wyoming ranch, after the death of a loved one. Ehrlich debuted in 1985 with The Solace of Open Spaces, a collection of essays on rural life in Wyoming. Her first novel, also set in Wyoming, was Heart Mountain, about a community being invaded by an internment camp for Japanese Americans. One of Ehrlich's most beloved books is a volume of creative nonfiction essays called Islands, The Universe, Home. Her characteristic style of merging intense, vivid factual observations of ... more on Wikipedia

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