The finest nonfiction by Ruskin Bond, a singular writer who has inspired and comforted three generations, collected in a single volume.
A lifetime of reading and writing, observation and contemplation is distilled in this comprehensive volume of the best essays, profiles and sketches by Ruskin Bond, the masterly and compassionate chronicler of the small details and lambent moments that capture the essence of a meaningful life. By turns thoughtful, humorous, keenly observed and wise, these essays span more than 60 years of his writing - from reflections on companionship and solitude to lyrical yet finely honed appreciations of nature to nostalgic evocations of bygone people and ways of life. As an essayist, he brings to his travel narratives about the major pilgrimage centres of the Himalaya, or the story about searching for the gravestone of a long-forgotten author, the same empathy and sense of wonder that mark his accounts of glimpsing an elusive leopard or watching the mist rise in a forest of pines.
A Time for All Things contains the finest nonfiction of a singular writer who has inspired and comforted three generations with his sustained, steady and affectionate engagement with life in a world that grows ever more hectic.