At the age of 30, Amy Liptrot finds herself washed up back home on Orkney. Standing unstable on the island, she tries to come to terms with the addiction that has swallowed the last decade of her life.
As she spends her mornings swimming in the bracingly cold sea, her days tracking Orkney's wildlife, and her nights searching the sky for the Merry Dancers, Amy discovers how the wild can restore life and renew hope.
©2016 Amy Liptrot (P)2016 Canongate Books Ltd
Hearing about the birds on Orkney and other islands.
Can't think of 1.
Hearing about some of Amy's experiences with depression and some of her thoughts, I can relate to.
Overall, this book is well written and read and I found her journey to becoming and remaining sober interesting, but I found it a little boring at the end and I feel awkward saying that about a story that is actually real life.
"Slow to Start But Picks Up Brilliantly"
The narrator's recovery among her native Orkney islands. She made recovery a combo of hard work, being one with nature, and the healing power of the sea
It didn't grab me from the first - her alcoholism and downward spiral were dull and uninspiring. She told me nothing new. But her return home really picked up the pacing of the book. Counting the birds was terrific.
The narrator of course.
Life on the Orkneys. I may visit.
"I want to start over at the beginning."
I need to move to Scotland. it's settled. obviously an island. will need a snorkel
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