Flock Together: A Love Affair with Extinct Birds


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University of Nebraska Press
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5.8 X 1.1 X 8.6 inches | 0.93 pounds

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About the Author

B.J. Hollars is an associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He is the author of numerous books, including From the Mouths of Dogs: What Our Pets Teach Us about Life, Death, and Being Human (Nebraska, 2022) and Go West, Young Man: A Father and Son Rediscover America on the Oregon Trail (Bison Books, 2021).


"A finely crafted and often profound memoir."--Geoff Kronik, Colorado Review--Geoff Kronik "Colorado Review "
"While world travelers gain a broad picture of our planet, Hollars illustrates the world of information and interest within a few feet of our front door."--Bill Schwab, E Missourian--Bill Schwab"E Missourian" (05/15/2017)
"A wonderful read. . . . It reminds us that while we need to strive and protect species that are at risk, we must also place value on keeping common species common."--Tianna Burke, Canadian Field-Naturalist--Tianna Burke "Canadian Field-Naturalist "
"An insightful memoir."--Kirkus--Kirkus (12/01/2016)
"You'd think that nonfiction about extinct birds would be a trip into the void, but not in B.J. Hollars's capable hands. Hollars takes us from specimen cabinets to his own backyard in a ceaseless pursuit of birds. They become a kind of compass for human morality in Flock Together. Lest that sound too heavy, be assured there is joy here too, in the very act of being attentive."--Christopher Cokinos, author of Hope Is the Thing with Feathers: A Personal Chronicle of Vanished Birds-- (02/22/2016)
"This book should appeal to anyone with a curiosity about the world of nature. The topics, writing, and appealing voice of the author make this volume a most engaging read."--Joel Greenberg, author of A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction-- (02/22/2016)
"Flock Together is the highly satisfying tale of a fledgling birder. Hollars conveys an infectious sense of awe and excitement for every bird he spots. Yet this is so much more than just a catalog of sightings. It is also about the author's entry into a community of intriguing characters--some brilliant, some eccentric, yet all bound by their fierce love for birds."--Justin Hocking, author of The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld?-- (02/22/2016)