Sue O'Brien

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World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments

A lyrical exploration of a woman finding her true home in the world, interspersed with hauntingly beautiful descriptions of the lives of the animals and plants that illuminate it, this natural history will appeal to nature lovers and readers who relish thoughtful, introspective works. Also suggest to fans of Margaret Renkl’s Late Migrations.
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The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronomy’s Vanishing Explorers

Levesque does a wonderful job explaining the science behind astronomy as she conveys the awe and beauty of the universe, the dedication of the people who study it, and the excitement of discovery in this fascinating account that will appeal to fans of narrative nonfiction and fellow stargazers.

Fire in Paradise: An American Tragedy

A vividly descriptive, compelling, well-researched, page-turning work of narrative nonfiction, both heartbreaking and uplifting.
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My Wild Garden: Notes from a Writer’s Garden

A beautiful love letter to gardens that is sure to appeal to anyone who has cultivated one of their own.
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Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle To Save the Florida Panther

This sometimes disheartening, but ultimately hopeful, exploration of how the Florida panther recovered against the odds will appeal to those who enjoy reading about wildlife and endangered species.
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My Penguin Year: Life Among the Emperors

With beautifully descriptions of the stark landscape, harsh weather conditions, challenges of filming, and isolation during the dark Antarctica winter, this work lovingly and accurately details emperor penguin behavior in an engaging memoir that will appeal to wildlife enthusiasts, adventurers, and armchair travelers.
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The Hidden World of the Fox

This beautifully written work paying homage to red foxes will appeal to those interested in urban wildlife and the ever-increasing conflicts between humans and other animals.

Surfacing

A fascinating, lyrical, wide-ranging work sharing thoughts on past and present that will appeal to a wide range of readers, including those interested in memoirs and reflections on the world around us.
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Dancing with Bees: A Journey Back to Nature

This satisfying memoir of a woman’s reawakening to the importance of nature in her life will appeal to fans of natural history memoirs, bees, the natural world, or ecology, as well as those who enjoyed Dave Goulson’s A Sting in the Tale and Meredith May’s The Honey Bus.

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