Winging Home: A Palette of Birds

February 1, 2011|
Winging Home: A Palette of Birds by Harold Rhenisch

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In British Columbia's remote and exotic Cariboo Plateau, "Everything is slow. Everything is happening at the same speed, which is no speed at all." Harold Rhenisch has spent eleven years watching birds every day from his house on the shore of 108 Lake—at this speed, but you wouldn’t know it from reading Winging Home. Known as "one of Canada's master prose stylists," Rhenisch dissects avian behaviour with the ear of a poet and the mouth of a standup comedian. His blackbirds are a jug band in full flight, his robins drunken bachelors on a jag, and his eagles decrepit, stumblebum scavengers.

With lively illustrations by noted bird artist Tom Godin, Winging Home: A Palette of Birds is more than just writing about the natural world. It is a lyrical, evocative memoir of life in the Cariboo that crackles with humorous, often startling observations of birds and men set amidst the wild beauty of British Columbia.

Title:Winging Home: A Palette of Birds
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:February 1, 2011
Publisher:TouchWood Editions
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781926972251

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