An authority on Japanese culture, Liza Dalby has written a memoir that delves into the deepest rhythms of East Asian thought and sensitivity towards nature’s cycles. Structured according to the seasonal units of an ancient Chinese almanac, East Wind Melts the Ice is the perfect antidote to a world which has substituted 24-hour news cycles, fiscal quarters, and March Madness for the natural seasons which have sustained us for all time. LISTEN (12 min)