Katherine May’s beautiful and poignant memoir Wintering has taken the world by storm since it first published in 2020. It has been the source of comfort and healing that people have turned to in the last two years, and we are so thrilled to share that this popularity has now seen Wintering hit the amazing milestone of 150,000 copies sold in the US.

Wintering is an enlightening meditation on the fallow periods of life, times when we must retreat to care for and repair ourselves. Through recounting painful events of in her recent past, Katherine expresses how a period of retreat provided the restoration she sorely needed, and how we can all benefit from a ‘hibernation’ season. While we are by no means surprised by this well-deserved milestone, it brings us so much joy to see Katherine’s book reach so many readers in the US.

As the world was forced to come to a standstill in the spring of 2020, Wintering truly came into its own, proving how timely and inspiring its narrative is despite being written before the pandemic. It was met with critical acclaim from all over the world and was a bestseller in The Sunday Times, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Seattle Times, Germany’s Der Spiegel, Sweden’s Adlibris, and Poland’s Empik. Wintering was BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week, and was longlisted for the Wainright Prize for Nature Writing in 2020.

Praise for Wintering:

‘A book for the soul’ Caitlin Moran

‘Lovely…Her writing about the healing powers of the natural world is wonderful… It is comforting to read Wintering in the midst of the pandemic…Wintering does us the great service of reminding us that we are not alone in feeling undone’. The New York Times

‘If therapy is a talking cure, this beautiful book – Wintering – is a reading cure.’ The Guardian

‘A beautifully written mix of memoir and philosophy…With a pandemic keeping us isolated in so many ways, May offers much-needed solace and comfort and a reminder that seasons eventually turn.’  Booklist, starred review

‘An intimate meditation on solitude and transformation…A serene evocation of a dark season.’ Kirkus Reviews

We are so incredibly proud of Katherine on this stellar achievement! If you are one of the few people who have yet to read Wintering, you can buy it here in the US and here in the UK.