How to be a good creature: a memoir in thirteen animals
A New York Times bestseller! National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery reflects on the personalities and quirks of 13 animals—her friends—who have profoundly affected her in this stunning, poetic, and life-affirming memoir featuring illustrations by Rebecca Green. Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be transformative. No one knows this better than author, naturalist, and adventurer Sy Montgomery. To research her books, Sy has traveled the world and encountered some of the planet's rarest and most beautiful animals. From tarantulas to tigers, Sy's life continually intersects with and is informed by the creatures she meets. This restorative memoir reflects on the personalities and quirks of thirteen animals—Sy's friends—and the truths revealed by their grace. It also explores vast themes: the otherness and sameness of people and animals; the various ways we learn to love and become empathetic; how we find our passion; how we create our families; coping with loss and despair; gratitude; forgiveness; and most of all, how to be a good creature in the world.
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|Grouping Title||how to be a good creature a memoir in thirteen animals|
|Grouping Author||sy montgomery|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2021-02-28 03:09:43AM|
|Last Indexed||2021-02-28 04:54:09AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||9780544938328|
|auth_author2||Green, Rebecca, 1986-|
|available_at_catalog||Martin Luther King Jr.|
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A New York Times bestseller!
|itype_catalog||Adult Book Non-Fiction|
|local_callnumber_catalog||590 M788 2018|
|owning_library_catalog||Sacramento Public Library|
Martin Luther King Jr.
|subject_facet||Animals -- Anecdotes|
Human-animal relationships -- Anecdotes
|title_display||How to be a good creature : a memoir in thirteen animals|
|title_full||How to Be a Good Creature A Memoir in Thirteen Animals|
How to be a good creature : a memoir in thirteen animals / by Sy Montgomery ; illustrated by Rebecca Green
How to be a good creature : a memoir in thirteen animals [electronic resource] Montgomery, Sy,
|title_short||How to be a good creature|
|title_sub||a memoir in thirteen animals|
Biography & Autobiography