Birds of a lesser paradise : stories / Megan Mayhew Bergman.
Author: Bergman, Megan Mayhew.
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2012.
ISBN: 9781451643350 (hbk.)
9781451643367 (trade paper)
1451643365 (trade paper)
Description: 224 p. ; 22 cm.
Subject: Biology Fiction.
Human-animal relationships Fiction.
Short stories, American.
Contents: Housewifely arts -- The cow that milked herself -- Birds of a lesser paradise -- Saving face -- Yesterday's whales -- Another story she won't believe -- The urban coop -- The right company -- Night hunting -- Every vein a tooth -- The artificial heart -- The two-thousand-dollar sock.
Summary: Exploring the way our choices and relationships are shaped by the menace and beauty of the natural world, Megan Mayhew Bergman's powerful and heartwarming collection captures the surprising moments when the pull of our biology becomes evident, when love or fear collide with good sense, or when our attachment to an animal or wild place can't be denied.