memoir

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Lift

tags: book review, Lift, animal training, peregrine falcon, falconry, hawking, memoir, creative nonfiction, Rebecca K. O’Connor It’s rare indeed when I read a bird book by a previously-published author whom I’ve never heard of before, but a few months ago, I was contacted by a published writer who was unknown to me, asking if I…

tags: book review, memoir, homelessness, unemployment, Cadillac Man, Thomas Wagner The homeless are everywhere in New York City. I run across them every day while riding public transit, while walking around the city and while using wireless in the public libraries. After a few conversations with homeless people, I’ve learned that most of them avoid…

Flights Against the Sunset

tags: Flights Against the Sunset, short stories, memoir, birding, bird watching, Kenn Kaufman, book review When Kenn Kaufman was sixteen, he left home in pursuit of a dream; to see more species of birds in the United States in one calendar year than had ever been seen before. Instead of preventing him from trying to…

The Snoring Bird

tags: The Snoring Bird, Bernd Heinrich, book review, birds, ornithology, biography, science I remember that I felt very cold when I read Bernd Heinrich’s book, Ravens in Winter, even though it was a hot summer day. That was the first of Heinrich’s books that I read, but it definitely wasn’t the last. I just finished…