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By Kaye
This is a very heart-warming read written by someone who obviously loves those precious little beings called birds. It does slow down somewhat near the very end, but all the in between stuff is very worth reading.
Submitted on Jul 19, 2013
By Mountain girl
This is one of those books that changes you, in a good way. Because Suzie Gilbert's memoir is written so simply, you get a glimpse into the life of a bird rehabber that is vivid and inspiring. I learned a lot about wildlife that I've taken for granted. I have a fresh outlook and enormous admiration for anyone involved in rehabilitating birds!I bought five copies of this book for gifts, for our local libraries,for wildlife lovers. Thank you Isabella for making it available and affordable! My husband read it and really liked it too.
Submitted on Dec 30, 2012

Flyaway

How a Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings
By Suzie Gilbert
Item #13224 - Hardcover Book - 340 pgs
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You don't need to know anything about birds in order to enjoy this book. Although I appreciate birds, I barely know a hooded warbler from a mourning dove, but I was glued to Flyaway the moment I started reading it. Read more...

The book chronicles the off-beat life of a family for whom nothing wildlife-related is ever a surprise. More deeply, it chronicles the passion mixed with humor, frustration, successes, and disappointments of a woman, wife, and mother who half-stumbles, half-barges into the world of bird rehabbing. In the process, her whole family finds themselves willing accomplices, their support, wit, and wry intelligence part of the tapestry the author weaves.

In a home where parrots shriek Motown songsand recuperating herons take over the spare bathroom, there has to be an abundance of rolling-with-the punches and compassion for all things feathered.

You will laugh, cry, and cheer the fact that 2 kids get to see their mother pursuing her most unlikely dream. Most importantly, you will get a glimpse into a world of selfless souls tirelessly working to make the plight of birds in this crowded world just a bit more tolerable. (I joined the Audubon Society after reading Flyaway. Couldn't help myself....)
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