This is such a rare and beautiful novel, one which will take you only a night or two to read, but will stay with you for many more.
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Availability date: 12/05/2014
|Publisher; Date of Pub||WW Norton; 2014|
It is the story of a widower living in the Big Woods of Arkansas, who spots an Ivory-billed Woodpecker as he canoes through the woods. The species has long been extinct, the result of lost habitat and hunting. Spotting such a rare sight is nothing short of a miracle. As the sighting results in a bevy of birdwatchers and ornithologists descending on the man's dwelling, the birds (male and female) struggle to bring up their daughter and stay away from the humans as much as possible. The depiction of their lives and interaction is artfully done and wholly believable. This is really a gem of a book.
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