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Birds of a Lesser Paradise

Couverture du livre « Birds of a Lesser Paradise » de Mayhew Bergman Megan aux éditions Scribner
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An astonishing debut collection, by a writer reminiscent of such greats as Alice Munro, Elizabeth Strout, and even Chekhov (Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants), focusing on women navigating relationships with humans, animals, and the natural world. Exploring the way our choices and... Voir plus

An astonishing debut collection, by a writer reminiscent of such greats as Alice Munro, Elizabeth Strout, and even Chekhov (Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants), focusing on women navigating relationships with humans, animals, and the natural world. Exploring the way our choices and relationships are shaped by the menace and beauty of the natural world, Megan Mayhew Bergmans powerful and heartwarming collection captures the surprising moments when the pull of our biology becomes evident, when love or fear collides with good sense, or when our attachment to an animal or wild place cant be denied. ;;;; In Housewifely Arts, a single mother and her son drive hours to track down an African gray parrot that can mimic her deceased mothers voice. A population-control activist faces the ultimate conflict between her loyalty to the environment and her maternal desire in Yesterdays Whales. And in the title story, a lonely naturalist allows an attractive stranger to lead her and her aging father on a hunt for an elusive woodpecker. ;;;; As intelligent as they are moving, the stories in Birds of a Lesser Paradise are alive with emotion, wit, and insight into the impressive power that nature has over all of us. This is a poignant prose menagerie (Associated Press).

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