In this, her bestselling journal, May Sarton writes with keen observation and emotional courage of both inner and outer worlds: a garden, the seasons, daily life in New Hampshire, books, people,
ideas—and throughout everything, her spiritual and artistic journey.
This journal is not only rich in the love of nature and the love of solitude. It is an honorable confession of the [writer's] faults, fears, sadness, and disappointments On the surface, Journal of a Solitude is a quiet book, but if you read it carefully you will be aware of violent needs and a valiant warrior who has battled every inch of the way to a share of serenity. This is a beautiful book, wise and warm within its solitude.