Birdbrain by Virginia Arthur

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Who ends their marriage over a bird? Ellowyn Kelsey does in this wacky but touching enviro-romantic literary novel set in the late ‘70’s and 80’s that also dares to question the tendency of the human species to bulldoze over its own planet. Starting out as just another typical girl in a rural town in Michigan, Ellie is transformed as she dives deeper into the world of ecology all the while feeling more alienated from her friends and society at large. Adding to the turmoil are geologic sized personal losses she has little idea how to deal with. So what does every torn soul do? Takes to the road which makes for a very ‘bio-diverse’ set of experiences, from roaming spirits in the desert, gnatcatchers in California, accidental crusades against development, ascending tufas at Mono Lake, to dancing cowboys and hoodoos in Wyoming, not to mention those sympathetic truckers on Interstate-80. Birds and ecological science are also woven throughout the novel (so you may just learn something). The novel is based on real-world experiences of the author who has been a professional field biologist for over 20 years. Virginia grew up in the mid-west and of course, did the road trip west where she stayed (of course). Have fun!

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Published May 1, 2013 by BookBaby. 375 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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