Flyaway (Hardcover)

How A Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings

By Suzie Gilbert

Harper, 9780061563126, 352pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2009

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/16/2010)
Paperback, Large Print (3/17/2009)

List Price: 25.99*
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Description

"A delightful must-read.... It charms, delights, and educates while providing a fascinating tale of love and devotion to the feathered creatures that share our increasingly crowded world." -- Joanna Burger, author of The Parrot Who Owns Me

"Gilbert's ethics and talent for writing have made her the perfect author to bring the world of wildlife rehabilitation to the reader." -- Wilson Journal

In this captivating memoir, Suzie Gilbert tells the rollicking story of how she turned her family life upside down to pursue her unusual passion for rehabilitating wild birds. Fans of Michael Pollan, James Herriot, and Elizabeth Marshal Thomas are sure to find much to cherish in Flyaway.



Praise For Flyaway: How A Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings

“Unique and engaging . . . [Gilbert] shows reveals in elegant prose how every creature has value, and how a voice for one is voice for all.”
-Lyanda Lynn Haupt, author of Rare Encounters with Ordinary Birds

“Charms, delights, and educates while providing a fascinating tale of love and devotion to the feathered creatures that share our increasingly crowded world.”
-Joanna Burger, author of The Parrot Who Owns Me

“Fascinating . . . . A testament to the challenges we all face when we love another being.”
-Stacey O'Brien, author of Wesley the Owl

“Funny and insightful. . . . Most of us see birds through binoculars and windows. Suzie Gilbert has entered their lives.”
-Carl Zimmer, author of Microcosm: E. coli and the New Science of Life and Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea

“Readers will acquire education plenty from Gilbert’s discussions of the creatures she encounters and the challenges rehabbers face.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Gilbert’s prose reads easily, ushered along by her clear, knowledgeable explanations of biology, medicine, natural history, nutrition, and animal behavior. . . . Strongly recommended.”
-Henry T. Armistead, Library Journal