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Birds by the Shore by Jennifer Ackerman
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Moriarty the Patriot, Volume 2 by Ryōsuke Takeuchi and Hikaru Miyoshi
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Nubia: Real One by L.L. McKinney and Robyn Smith
Oddity by Eli Brown and Karin Rytter (illustrator)
The Old Boat by Jarrett Pumphrey and Jerome Pumphrey
Paladin's Strength by T. Kingfisher
Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron
The Raconteur's Commonplace Book by Kate Milford

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Restaurant to Another World Volume 3 by Junpei Inuzuka and Katsumi Enami (Illustrations)
Séance Tea Party by Reimena Yee
Stray Bullets by Robert Rotenberg
These Unlucky Stars by Gillian McDunn
Tin by Candace Robinson and Amber R. Duell
Victor and Nora: A Gotham Love Story by Lauren Myracle and Isaac Goodhart
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
Wicked Weaves by Joyce Lavene and Jim Lavene
The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life by Dani Jansen

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Birds by the Shore: 03/21/20

Birds by the Shore

Birds by the Shore by Jennifer Ackerman is a memoir of three years of living on the Atlantic coast at Lewes, Delaware. It's nestled between the Great Marsh Preserve and the Cape Henlopen State Park.

Ackerman focuses each chapter on a different aspect of shore life. The recurring theme though is the changeability of the landscape. It's an area of active sand movement and a shoreline that is forever advancing westward.

I read the book primarily for the birds, purchasing the volume initially when I was planning my bird themed summer art camp. The birds are there but they are just one small detail in a larger portrait of the area.

It was a quiet and quick read. It would be a good follow up read for fans of Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1955).

Four stars

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