Date: 3/26/21 1:48 pm From: Lew & Marti Ligocki <ligockibirds...> Subject: [obol] Re: fiction books with birders as protagonists?
Delia Owens and her ex-husband Mark spent years doing research on large mammals in various locations in Africa and have co-published a number of books about those experiences. Not especially birdy, so I didn't think of them in this context, but very well-written and interesting reads for those interested in a broader range.
Marti Ligocki South Salem
-----Original Message----- From: Jamie Simmons Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:24 PM To: Paul Adamus Cc: OBOL Subject: [obol] Re: fiction books with birders as protagonists?
I recently relished reading _Where the Crawdads Sing_ by Delia Owens. NY Times Book Review describes it as "Painfully beautiful... At once a murder mystery, coming-of-age narrative, and a celebration of nature." Lots of natural history, including birds, of the marshlands of the North Carolina coast.
Jamie Simmons Corvallis
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 > > ******* > UNSUBSCRIBE: www.freelists.org/list/obol > OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol > Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...> > ******* UNSUBSCRIBE: www.freelists.org/list/obol OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...>