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Birds by the Shore: 03/21/20
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).