A beautifully written memoir that follows the year-long adventure of two artists on the quest for a good and meaningful life.
Novelist and children's author Kyo Maclear spent a year following a bird-watcher after a family illness left her feeling a little lost. Through her year of amateur ornithology, she applies her findings of birds to her own questions, both big and little, about life.
What is passion? Does her work matter? Can she reconnect with loved ones? Surprisingly, the birds have quite a bit to offer. It's an interesting and beautifully written study almost poetic in its prose—and you needn't be an ornithologist to love it.
Birds Art Life (Anchor Canada) by Kyo Maclear, $22.