An engaging and inspirational memoir of raising and living with an
abandoned barn owl that became a New York Times Bestseller and a
huge success in the U S. As one critic said, "it reminds me of
Marley and Me, but with wings" There is a real bond between
author and human to the extent that when the author is ill the owl
tries to feed her, ...with dead mice!!
On Valentine's Day 1985, biologist Stacey O Brien met a
four-day-old baby barn owl - a fateful encounter that would turn
into an astonishing 19-year saga. With nerve damage in one wing,
the owlet had no hope of surviving on his own in the wild. O Brien,
then a young assistant in the owl laboratory at Caltech, was
immediately smitten, promising to care for the helpless owlet and
give him a permanent home. Wesley is the funny, poignant story of
their dramatic two decades together. As Wesley grew, O Brien
snapped photos of him at every stage, recording his life from a
helpless ball of fuzz to a playful, clumsy adolescent to a
gorgeous, gold-and-white, adult owl with a heart-shaped face and an
outsize personality that belied his 18-inch stature. When O Brien
develops her own life-threatening illness, the biologist who saved
the life of a helpless baby bird is herself rescued from death by
the insistent love and courage of this wild animal.
"Wesley" is a thoroughly engaging, heart-warming, often
funny story of a complex, emotional, non-human being capable of
reason, play, and, most important, love and loyalty.
Stacey O'Brien, studierte Biologin, hat sich auf das Verhalten von Wildtieren spezialisiert. Sie arbeitet für die Tierrettung und ist Expertin für die Rehabiliation von verletzten Vögeln. Stacey O'Brien lebt in Südkalifornien.
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