The Snoring Bird

The Snoring Bird: My Family's Journey Through a Century of BiologyThe Snoring Bird: My Family’s Journey Through a Century of Biology by Bernd Heinrich
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This books left me very satisfied. I received it for a gift. My sister-in-law told me she thought I’d relate to it, being a Polish outdoor type. Yup. Normally, I don’t find reading history interesting, but this thing pulled me in, mostly because it was a familiar back story, one of displacement, of people fleeing the country for their lives, and of contact with the natural world. That’s part of my generation’s Polish heritage. I knew that Heinrich had written about ravens, and that he lived in Maine, but had never checked him out. The writing is flat out brilliant. I see and hear him clearly, and it’s a convincing tale he spins. I am drawn to the book’s imagery of the woods, or jungles, of Bernd running barefoot through the countryside, of living on less, but living well.

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About Tom Jamrog

I'm sixty-seven and live in the Maine woods. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2007, the Pacific Crest Trail in 2010, Vermont's Long Trail in 2011, the Continental Divide Trail in 2013, the Camino Portugese (2016), and Newfoundland's East Coast Trail (2017) . I am outdoors every day. I offer guided backpacking trips and classes in Maine, through "Uncle Tom's Guided Adventures".
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