By Suzie Gilbert
During this attractive memoir, Suzie Gilbert tells the rollicking tale of the way she grew to become her family members lifestyles the wrong way up to pursue her strange ardour for rehabilitating wild birds. via formative years and into maturity, Suzie Gilbert struggled to discover her calling. but if she took a role operating on the animal health center close to her domestic in New York's Hudson Valley, her ardour was once born. She begun bringing abused and undesirable parrots domestic and volunteering at an area raptor rehabilitation heart, actions she persevered for the following 11 years, while she begun a kin. Then got here the final word dedication to her reason: turning her domestic into Flyaway, Inc., a nonprofit wild chook rehabilitation heart. Gilbert chronicles the years of her chaotic household-cum-bird-hospital with pleasant wit, recounting the confusion that ensued as her husband and childrens struggled to reside in a home the place parrots shrieked Motown songs, nestling robins required nutrients each twenty mins, and getting better herons took over the spare toilet. progressively, although, the birds got here to symbolize the worth of compassion and the significance of pursuing even the main not likely of desires. usually humorous, occasionally painful, Gilbert's encounters with those appealing creatures exhibit profound truths not just approximately animals but in addition approximately our personal lives—lessons of beginning and dying, pain and empathy, retaining on and letting pass. unique, lyrical, and hugely unique, Flyaway will without end switch how you see this remarkable member of the animal state.