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"Tracks not just the bird's globe-hurtling journeys, but the passion and determination of the people in two hemisphere who are trying to save it." —Scott Weidensaul, Pulitzer Prize nominee and author, Living on the Wind and Return to Wild America
"This book is a pleasure to read, and will open the eyes of many to the life of a small creature fighting an enormous fight." —David Gessner, author, Return of the Osprey and Soaring with Fidel
"Katie Fallon is a wonderful storyteller, nailing all the details in every memory that add to the flavor but also the relevance of each account. Images are skillfully placed where they make the biggest impact." —The Tusculum Review
Katie Fallon has had nonfiction pieces in a variety of magazines and journals, including Appalachian Heritage, Isotope: A Journal of Literary Nature and Science Writing, and River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative. Her essay Lost,” published in The Fourth River, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2008. She teaches creative writing at West Virginia University. She lives in Morgantown, West Virginia.
With humor and pathos, the author engages the reader from the onset.
I expected to read about the challenges that this fastest-declining warbler is facing, due to mountaintop mining and other habitat encroachments.
And even though much of the book is devoted to facts, just the right amount of thought and memory finds its way in.
This book was a little different from other bird, nature or natural history books I've read, in part I think because the author isn't a scientist, although her research is... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Easy Birder
This is a lovely book. It's about the search for a beautiful warbler that summers in North America and winters in South America. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Derek K Thomas
This book is a personal journey to learn about a declining warbler species and the people who try to protect it. Well written, informative, and moving.Published 24 months ago by Birder