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"This may be the most original cross-species love story I've ever read. Part travelogue, part recovery memoir, and one hundred percent compelling." -Gwen Cooper, author of the New York Times bestselling Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat
"[An] epiphany-provoking gem of a story, skillfully crafted, vivid and rich with feeling." -Richard Blanco, Presidential Inaugural Poet and author of The Prince of los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood
"A stunning, exceptional memoir from a woman who truly understands and appreciates birds . . . A captivating, heart-warming tale and a delightful, inspiring read." -Joanna Burger, author of The Parrot Who Owns Me: The Story of a Relationship
Nikki Moustaki grew up in 1980s Miami, the only child of parents who worked, played, and traveled for luxury sports car dealerships. At home, her doting grandmother cooked for and fed her, but it was her grandfather-an evening-gown designer, riveting storyteller, and bird expert-who was her mentor and dearest companion.
Like her grandfather, Nikki fell hard for birds. "Birds filled my childhood," she writes, "as blue filled the sky." Her grandfather showed her how to hypnotize chickens, sneak up on pigeons, and handle baby birds. He gave her a white dove to release for luck on each birthday. And he urged her to, someday, visit the bird market of Paris.
But by the time Nikki graduated from college and moved to New York City, she was succumbing to an alcohol addiction and was increasingly unable to care for her flock. When her grandfather died, guilt-ridden Nikki drank even more. In a last-ditch effort to honor her grandfather, she flew to France hoping to visit the bird market of Paris to release a white dove. And there, something astonishing happened that saved Nikki's life.
About the Author: Nikki Moustaki is the author of twenty-five books on the care and training of exotic birds. She holds an MA in creative writing, poetry, from New York University, an MFA in creative writing, poetry, from Indiana University, and an MFA in creative writing, fiction, from New York University. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant in poetry, as well as many other national writing awards. She splits her time between New York City and Miami Beach.
Título: The Bird Market of Paris: A Memoir
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Descripción Henry Holt and Co., 2015. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP82757867
Descripción Henry Holt and Co., 2015. Estado de conservación: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP84565040
Descripción Henry Holt and Co. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 2741434160
Descripción Holt & Company, Henry. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Nº de ref. de la librería G0805096515I5N01
Descripción Holt & Company, Henry. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Very good condition book with only light signs of previous use. Nº de ref. de la librería G0805096515I4N10
Descripción Holt & Company, Henry. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Light wear to edges and pages. Cover and spine show no easily noticeable damage. Nº de ref. de la librería G0805096515I4N00
Descripción Henry Holt and Co., 2015. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Publisher overstock or return with minor shelfwear. May have remainder mark. Leaves our warehouse same or next business day. Most continental U.S. orders lead time 4-10 days. International - most countries 10-21 days, others 4 weeks. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000828450
Descripción Estado de conservación: Good. This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are no stains or tears. Dust jacket is present if applicable. May contain small amounts of writing and/or highlighting. Spine and cover may show signs of wear. May not contain supplementary items such as CD's or DVD's. We ship within 1 business day. Nº de ref. de la librería 34FDR4000C7F_ns
Descripción Henry Holt and Co. Estado de conservación: Good. 2015 - Hardcover - Used - Good - - - Shows some shelf-wear. May contain old price stickers or their residue, inscriptions or dedications from previous owners in first few pages and remainder marks. -. Nº de ref. de la librería NH-01-8-0110
Descripción Henry Holt & Company 2015-02-10, 2015. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Hardcover. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780805096514B