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Friday, January 22, 2010


Some time back I was lucky enough to win a give-away at Hasty Brook.

Lynne is an avid birder and so naturally the book was about that subject. The book was actually about birds from a rehabbing point of view. Titled Flyaway, by Suzie Gilbert, it’s really a memoir by a woman passionate about life, birds, her precocious kids, and understanding husband. The whole thing was a stitch. I loved it.
After some positive experiences in an animal hospital and a local raptor center, she turned her home into Flyaway, Inc., a nonprofit wild bird rehabilitation center. Funny yes. Heartrending at times Gilbert learns about human as well as animal nature. Human carelessness and compassion.
Pursuing one dreams no matter how unconventional. Holding on and letting go.
Its hard not to like this remarkable woman and her passion for caring about other living things. Even if your not a birder.


Rae said...

Sounds like an interesting book. I am always looking for a good read. I will have to check into that one.
Thanks for the Iowa link. I am now an Iowa follower.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi troutbirder. I noticed a new follower today. It was Rae (above). Thanks for leaving a nice compliment on her blog. There are many Iowa bloggers... it just takes a little investigating. :-)

Janie said...

Sounds like an interesting read. I really like the photo of the woman with a raptor.