Life List: A Woman's Quest for the World's Most Amazing Birds

Life List: A Woman's Quest for the World's Most Amazing Birds

Olivia Gentile

A pissed off housewife units out to determine extra chicken species than a person in history—and finally ends up risking her existence repeatedly within the wildest locations in the world.

Phoebe Snetsinger had deliberate to be a scientist, yet, like most ladies who acquired married within the Fifties, she ended up retaining apartment, with 4 children and a house within the suburbs by means of her mid-thirties. Numb and remoted, she grew to become to bird-watching, yet she quickly bored with the birds close to domestic and yearned to commute the area. Then her existence took a crushing flip: At forty-nine, she was once clinically determined with melanoma and advised that she had below a yr to stay. Devastated, she started crisscrossing the globe, discovering infrequent and fantastic birds that introduced her to the heights of religious ecstasy. yet because it grew to become out, she beat the melanoma. She ultimately went to greater than 100 international locations, had common brushes with probability, grew to become a hero within the birding global, and set a checklist for the main species noticeable. Life record is a strong portrait of a girl who chanced on shelter from society’s expectancies in a perilous and soul-stirring obsession.

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