Authors have a bird theme this week at Third Place Books

Sunday, April 9, 2017

James H. Osborne will discuss his book about overcoming terrible, personal adversity but the other authors are all about birds. Mozart and starlings. Bird intelligence. And stretching it a bit, the last book is set on Hummingbird Lane.

Hear the authors in person; have your book autographed; meet people you'll be reading about someday. Third Place Books, upper level Town Center, intersection of Bothell and Ballinger Way, Lake Forest Park.

Lyanda Lynn Haupt 
Mozart's Starling (Little Brown)
Monday, April 10 at 7pm

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.

Lisa See
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane (Scribner)
Tuesday, April 11 at 7pm

A thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple. Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual and routine, and it has been ever thus for generations. Then one day a jeep appears at the village gate--the first automobile any of them have seen--and a stranger arrives.

James H. Osborne
Will Your Way Back: How One Man Overcame Tragedy with a Winning Mindset (River Grove)
Wednesday, April 12 at 7pm

James H. Osborne suffered a tragic spinal cord injury from a road cycling accident that rendered him quadriplegic. Though doctors said he would likely never walk again, James has been fighting for nine years to recover his body. Will Your Way Back chronicles his journey, an exercise of will, to walk again and live independently.

Jennifer Ackerman
The Genius of Birds (Penguin Press)
Thursday, April 13 at 7pm

In The Genius of Birds, acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman explores the newly discovered brilliance of birds. As she travels around the world to the most cutting-edge frontiers of research--the distant laboratories of Barbados and New Caledonia, the great tit communities of the United Kingdom and the bowerbird habitats of Australia, the ravaged mid-Atlantic coast after Hurricane Sandy and the warming mountains of central Virginia and the western states--Ackerman not only tells the story of the recently uncovered genius of birds but also delves deeply into the latest findings about the bird brain itself that are shifting our view of what it means to be intelligent.


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