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The Outrun: A Memoir When Amy Liptrot Returns To Orkney After Than A Decade Away, She Is Drawn Back To The Outrun On The Sheep Farm Where She Grew Up Approaching The Land That Was Once Home, Memories Of Her Childhood Merge With The Recent Events That Have Set Her On This JourneyAmy Was Shaped By The Cycle Of The Seasons, Birth And Death On The Farm, And Her Father S Mental Illness, Which Were As Much A Part Of Her Childhood As The Wild, Carefree Existence On Orkney But As She Grew Up, She Longed To Leave This Remote Life She Moved To London And Found Herself In A Hedonistic Cycle Unable To Control Her Drinking, Alcohol Gradually Took Over Now Thirty, She Finds Herself Washed Up Back Home On Orkney, Standing Unstable At The Cliff Edge, Trying To Come To Terms With What Happened To Her In LondonSpending Early Mornings Swimming In The Bracingly Cold Sea, The Days Tracking Orkney S Wildlife Puffins Nesting On Sea Stacks, Arctic Terns Swooping Close Enough To Feel Their Wings And Nights Searching The Sky For The Merry Dancers, Amy Slowly Makes The Journey Toward Recovery From AddictionThe Outrun Is A Beautiful, Inspiring Book About Living On The Edge, About The Pull Between Island And City, And About The Ability Of The Sea, The Land, The Wind, And The Moon To Restore Life And Renew HopeA Guardian Best Nonfiction Book Of Sunday Times Top Ten BestsellerNew Statesman Book Of The Year

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10 thoughts on “The Outrun: A Memoir

  1. Sarah Norquoy Sarah Norquoy says:

    On a bleak January morning in 2013 my husband decided to surprise me with a trip to Papa Westray We would never set foot on the island but the flight from Westray to Papay is the shortest in the world, and we were doing it for the novelty bucket list factor It isn t very touristy to take this flight in January, even the p

  2. Paul Bryant Paul Bryant says:

    It seems a little churlish, not to say dimwitted, to read a memoir and then complain that the writer is a bit self obsessed, but I did find that by around page 200 I wanted Amy Liptrot to give it a rest and stop bending my ear Please, noof the I was born to be an alcoholic but now I m recovering day by day in the gorgeous yet blea

  3. Paul Paul says:

    The day Amy was born on the island of Orkney her father was sectioned and taken to an institute in Aberdeen Not the most illustrious of starts Apart from her fathers mental heath she has an idyllic childhood, she spent hours on the Outrun, a huge field that went right to the edge of the cliffs Her mather and father were incomers to the isl

  4. Liz Liz says:

    Within the first few fragile months of her sobriety, Amy Liptrot moves from London back to her home in the Orkney Islands off Scotland s northern coast From here she writes with passion and fearless honesty about everything from her alcoholic lows to her most elevated moments in recovery, and the spectacularly unique setting of the remote island on

  5. Jenny (Reading Envy) Jenny (Reading Envy) says:

    This book was a must read for me because of the setting, the Orkney Islands, but I came away evenimpressed by it than I thought I would be Part recovery memoir, true, but Amy Liptrot writes beautifully about nature and her connection to it I could see the islands through her eyes, and felt the balm of the freezing water and isolated winds I had a review cop

  6. Dianne Dianne says:

    To be completely honest here, the sole reason I had for reading this was the setting of the book I have a weird fascination with remote and isolated places the Arctic circle, Antarctica, the Northwest Territories, and in this case, the Orkney Islands off Scotland s north coast between the Atlantic and the North Sea My husband s father s family is from the Orkney Isl

  7. Fiona Fiona says:

    The Outrun is an extraordinary narrative, a warts and all cathartic autobiographical account of recovery from alcoholism twinned with the most beautiful writing about Orkney s natural world.Amy Liptrot s parents came to Orkney from Englandthan 30 years ago but will always be incomers and Amy, although born on Mainland, Orkney, seems to identifywith being English than Orcadia

  8. Bettie Bettie says:

    BOTWhttp programmes b06wclxnDescription Amy Liptrot s incisive memoir of overcoming alcoholism amid the luminous Orkney landscape.Liptrot grew up on a sheep farm on Orkney She was shaped by the wind swept islands, but longed for the excitement of the city A move to London led to a life that was hedonistic and fun but she was unable to control her drinking Her alcoholism

  9. Alison Alison says:

    OK, I ve had a month to mull this over and have decided to remain with 3.5 stars Pity I can t score that on the rating, so have rounded it down.This is a beautifully written memoir of a recovering alcoholic gone back home to Orkney after the London life proved to be harmful to her health and well being.Whilst I somewhat enjoyed it, I found it a bit self absorbed at times yes, I know it s a me

  10. The Nerdwriter The Nerdwriter says:

    A clear eyed memoir of recovery from alcohol addiction Amy Liptrot s prose skips forward with assurance and clarity The book is relatively short so are the chapters, which makes this is a pretty quick read, but there is depth too Reading The Outrun is like drinking cold water.The story is simple Liptrot, who suffered from severe alcohol addiction in her twenties, moves back to her home in Orkney after

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