Date: 3/25/21 1:52 pm
From: Jennifer Hayduk <jenniferlhayduk...>
Subject: [obol] fiction books with birders as protagonists?
Here are some works of fiction that are not about birding per se, but have
birding moments that may be appreciated by birders:

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen (one of the main characters is a birder)

Where the forest meets the stars by Glenda Vanderah

The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa (not the main character, not a huge role)

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (not a huge part of the book)


Jen Hayduk
Waldport

On Thursday, March 25, 2021, Beverly Hallberg <bhallbergskloot...>
wrote:

> Some birder novels!
>
> The Birdwatcher by William Shaw, and
>
> The Birder Mystery Series by Steve Burrows set in Norfolk - "A Siege of
> Bitterns" is the first in the series.
>
> I'd love to hear about more too.
>
> Best, Beverly
>
> On Thu, Mar 25, 2021 at 1:17 PM <adamus7...> wrote:
>
>> Fellow birders,
>>
>> There are many non-fiction memoirs and travelogues written by birders,
>> perhaps the best-known being "Kingbird Highway" (by Kenn Kaufman),
>> "Birding
>> Without Borders" (by Oregon's own Noah Stryker), and the semi-fictional
>> "The
>> Big Year (by Mark Obmascik). But what about fictional works? Partly
>> because their authors happened to be first- or second-hand acquaintances,
>> I
>> recently read a couple of fun novels where a birder was the lead
>> character:
>> "Nome" and "Border Songs". Can anyone recommend other works of fiction
>> (perhaps partly based on fact) that feature a birder, hopefully in a
>> respectful way?
>>
>> Paul Adamus
>> Corvallis
>>
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