Reviews

  • "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."

    Elizabeth Gilbert
  • "I absolutely loved Wintering. I found it wise, radical and comforting. It made me look at winter and wintering in a totally new way and I imagine I will read this book again and again. Katherine May's prose is beautifully poetic, warm and elegant. It's a refreshing, original way of looking at winter, both the season and the winterings that happen in all of our lives. I loved her choice of source material and field trips; I loved her honesty about motherhood. A thought-provoking joy to read."

    Lucy Jones, author of Losing Eden
  • "Wintering is a gently unfolding delight: a memoir to savour and inspire, and a warm, witty meditation on the darkest seasons of our lives. I loved it."

    Leah Hazard, author of Hard Pushed
  • "An empowering and touching read that will inspire a survivalist spirit on even the darkest days of winter."

    Town and Country Magazine
  • "Katherine May brings a poet's eye and unexpected comedy to this enthralling celebration of our fallow season ... this beautiful book is a reading cure."

    Observer