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The backyard bird chronicles / written and illustrated by Amy Tan ; foreword by David Allen Sibley.

Tan, Amy, (author.). Sibley, David, 1961- (writer of foreword.).

"In 2016, author Amy Tan grew overwhelmed by the state of the world: Hatred and misinformation became a daily presence on social media, and the country felt more divisive than ever. In search of peace, Tan turned toward the natural world just beyond her window and, specifically, the birds flocking to the feeders in her yard. But what began as an attempt to find solace turned into something far greater--an opportunity to savor quiet moments during a volatile time, connect to nature in a meaningful way, and imagine the intricate lives of the birds she admired. Tracking the natural beauty that surrounds us, The Backyard Bird Chronicles maps the passage of time--from before the pandemic to the days of quarantine--through daily entries, thoughtful questions, and beautiful original sketches. With boundless charm and wit, Amy Tan charts her foray into birding and the natural wonders of the world"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593536131
  • ISBN: 0593536134
  • Physical Description: xxvi, 288 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2024.

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General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book"
Subject: Tan, Amy.
Bird watching.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Creative nonfiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 7 copies available at Berks County. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at RACC.


  • 1 current hold with 7 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Status Due Date Courses
RACC New - PS3570.A48 B33 2024 (Text) 33624024977124 New Checked Out 07/23/2024

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