For three years, Jennifer Ackerman lived in the small coastal town of Lewes, Delaware, in the sort of blue-water, white-sand landscape that draws summer crowds up and down the eastern seaboard. A more personal book than The Genius of Birds, these are Ackerman's meditations on discovering the natural life at the ocean's edge: the habits of shorebirds and seabirds, the movement of sand and water, the wealth of creatures that survive amid storm and surf. Against this landscape's rhythms, Ackerman revisits her own history, reflecting on her mother's passing and her hopes to have children of her own.
Birds By The Shore: Observing the Natural Life of the Atlantic Coast
Author: Jennifer Ackerman.