Date: 3/26/21 8:38 pm From: <adamus7...> Subject: [obol] Re: fiction books with birders as protagonists?
Thanks, everyone, for the recommendations. Fear not, I won't become too parochial in my reading, but this is a greater wealth of options than I had imagined. A few of you asked who authored the 2 novels I mentioned (I forgot to include the author names): "Nome" is by Lee F. Snyder. "Border Songs" is by Jim Lynch. Both are available at least from Amazon.
-----Original Message----- From: <obol-bounce...> <obol-bounce...> On Behalf Of <adamus7...> Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2021 1:17 PM To: 'OBOL' <obol...> Subject: [obol] fiction books with birders as protagonists?
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?