2018 Pacific Northwest Book Award Nominees
Lyanda Lynn Haupt reading on September 26
Join us for a discussion with Lyanda Lynn Haupt on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 at 6pm. Lyanda will be reading from her new book, Mozart's Starling.
About Mozart's Starling:
In Mozart's Starling, Haupt explores the unlikely and remarkable bond between one of history's most cherished composers and one of earth's most common birds. The intertwined stories of Mozart's beloved pet and Haupt's own starling provide an unexpected window into human-animal friendships, music, the secret world of starlings, and the nature of creative inspiration. A blend of natural history, biography, and memoir, Mozart's Starling is a tour de force that awakens a surprising new awareness of our place in the world.
“This hard-to-put-down, charming blend of science, biography, and memoir illuminating the little-known
story of the composer and his beloved bird is enlivened by the immediacy of Haupt’s tales of Carmen, and
brimming with starling information, travelogues, and historical details about Mozart’s Vienna.” —Booklist, STARRED Review
About the author:
Lyanda Lynn Haupt is a naturalist, eco-philosopher, and speaker whose writing is at the forefront of the movement to connect people with nature in their everyday lives. Her newest book is Mozart’s Starling (Little, Brown, April, 2017). Lyanda’s previous books include: The Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild, (Little, Brown in fall, 2013), finalist for the Orion Book Award; Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness, (Little, Brown in July 2009), winner of the 2010 Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award; Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continent: The Importance of Everything and Other Lessons from Darwin’s Lost Notebooks, (Little, Brown, 2004); and Rare Encounters with Ordinary Birds (Sasquatch), winner of the 2002 Washington State Book Award.