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Bird Cloud

Annie Proulx


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (1/3/2011)
Paperback (9/27/2011)
Hardcover (1/4/2011)
CD-Audio (1/4/2011)
Hardcover, Large Print (1/5/2011)

January 2011 Indie Next List

“Annie Proulx, one of America's best-loved authors, shares her adventures of moving from the East Coast to Wyoming, finding a 640-acre property, and beginning to build the perfect home. Situated at the foot of a 400-foot cliff, the scenery is breathtaking and filled with wildlife: eagles, mountain lions, herons, elk, deer, and antelope. Her home was planned to be 'a wooden poem,' and Proulx's experience of building what came to be called 'Bird Cloud' will keep you engrossed through writing that is both riveting and revelatory.”
— Lillian Kinsey, The Morris Book Shop, Lexington, KY
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Bird Cloud is the name Proulx gave to 640 acres of Wyoming wetlands and prairie and 400-foot cliffs plunging down to the North Platte River. Her first work of nonfiction in more than 20 years, "Bird Cloud" is the story of designing and constructing that house--with its solar panels, Japanese soak tub, concrete floor and elk horn handles on kitchen cabinets.

Fourth Estate, 9780007231997

Publication Date: March 1, 2012