The Bird Skinner

The Bird Skinner

A Novel

Book - 2014
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Forced to abandon his ornithology work after being wounded in combat, World War II veteran Jim Carroway secludes himself on a tiny island off the coast of Maine, where an old friend's captivating daughter draws him out of isolation during the month before she starts college.
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9780802121042
0802121047
Characteristics: xvi, 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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ChristchurchLib Feb 19, 2014

"Bitter, isolated Jim Kennoway used to be known for his work in the field of ornithology, but the death of his wife and the recent loss of his leg have changed him. He's retreated to a tiny island off the coast of Maine, where he's probably going to drink himself to death. But the unexpected arrival of the daughter of a friend from his days in the service during World War II changes his plans.The Bird Skinner visits several different islands and their birdlife. These settings are captured in author Alice Greenway's meticulously chosen words as well as in drawings throughout the book." Fiction A to Z February 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/5fdf91da-47ce-498a-9809-d124d568f696?postId=8c92a5c1-369b-4131-85d1-534a1bd46a6b

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