The wild silence

by Winn, Raynor,

Format: Print Book 2021
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"H eartfelt and heartening ... a full-throated paean to the fundamental importance of nature in all its glory, fury and impermanence." --Wall Street Journal

The incredible follow-up to the international bestseller The Salt Path , a story of finding your way back home.

Nature holds the answers for Raynor and her husband Moth. After walking 630 homeless miles along The Salt Path , living on the windswept and wild English coastline; the cliffs, the sky and the chalky earth now feel like their home. Moth has a terminal diagnosis, but together on the wild coastal path, with their feet firmly rooted outdoors, they discover that anything is possible.

Now, life beyond The Salt Path awaits and they come back to four walls, but the sense of home is illusive and returning to normality is proving difficult - until an incredible gesture by someone who reads their story changes everything. A chance to breathe life back into a beautiful farmhouse nestled deep in the Cornish hills; rewilding the land and returning nature to its hedgerows becomes their saving grace and their new path to follow. The Wild Silence is a story of hope triumphing over despair, of lifelong love prevailing over everything. It is a luminous account of the human spirit's connection to nature, and how vital it is for us all.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Readers met Winn when she and her husband, Moth, embarked on a 630-mile hike in The Salt Path (2019). After tramping the South West Coast Path, they now have housing, and while they are warm and dry, their lives are still unsettled. Moth works on a degree, but his Parkinson's-like disease has progressed, leaving him forgetful and confused, and Winn is withdrawn and restless within her four walls. Money, too, is still a worry. When her mother suffers a debilitating stroke, Winn struggles with a life-or-death decision. Watching her mother die and Moth deteriorate, Winn yearns for the time when they touched a "thin place" on that path, a kind of spiritual encounter. Undertaking the project of writing The Salt Path was a way to help Moth remember, and the success of that book created new opportunities (including rescuing a derelict farm and hiking in Iceland). Readers will delight in Winn's account here of falling in love with Moth. A must-read for lovers of the first book; fans of nature writing should also check this out."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "British author Winn (The Salt Path) returns with a powerful memoir about overcoming life's obstacles. When Winn's husband, Moth, was diagnosed with a rare and fatal neurodegenerative disease, the two set out on a trek along England's longest waymarked path. This odyssey served as the premise of Salt Path, and here Winn picks up where that journey ends. Soon after they returned from their trip, Winn's mother suffered a fatal stroke, leaving Winn to grieve her loss while simultaneously tending to her husband's decline: "He was vanishing like sea mist in the heat of the sun." Winn and Moth struggled to hold onto hope, until an estate owner who had been moved by Winn's memoir offered them the chance to revive a neglected farm in Cornwall. This gift led to a newfound sense of accomplishment that compelled them to embark on another epic trip, this time across Iceland. It's impossible not to fall for Winn's beautiful prose and her fierce advocacy for her husband. Her descriptive powers pull readers in, and the pacing is pitch-perfect. This powerful narrative proves the resilience of the human spirit and stuns with its grace. (Apr.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Winn, Raynor.
Winn, Raynor -- Travel -- Iceland.
Winn, Moth -- Health.
Hikers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Terminally ill -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Husband and wife -- Great Britain.
Adjustment (Psychology)
Cornwall (England : County) -- Biography.
Iceland -- Description and travel.
Publisher [New York] :Penguin Books,2021
Language English
Notes "First published in Great Britain by Michael Joseph, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK, 2020"--Title page verso.
Description viii, 278 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780143136422
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