Author and former wild bird rehabilitator Susan Hand Shetterly has written about wildlife and wildlands for over twenty years. In her new book Settled in the Wild: Notes From the Edge of Town Shetterly chronicles her adventures in an eloquent collection of essays that explore how animals, humans, and plants share the land in an ever-evolving community. Among her essays are accounts of how Shetterly boldly lived alongside her husband and two young children without electricity in a cabin in Maine; her charming explorations with Chac, a raven she rehabilitated; fruitlessly shielding her goldfish from a vigilant kingfisher; discovering escaped farm-raised salmon trying to live in natural waters; and defending the land against inevitable development. Shetterly’s tales are at turns humorous, poignant, and sobering—but always inspiring. Terry Tempest Williams writes, “I read [this] not only with great delight, but with a yearning to stay put and live more fully.” With this book, Shetterly offers us an education in nature and moves us to preserve it. Susan Hand Shetterly is also the author of the essay collection The New Year’s Owl and several children’s books. She was a contributing writer to the Maine Times, and her pieces have appeared in Birder's World, Audubon Magazine, Yankee, and Down East. (lemontwist)
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