Author(s): Sam Keen

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In twelve interwoven essays, Sam Keen, the "New York Times" best-selling author of "Fire in the Belly", shares moments of spirituality and insight that he's experienced while bird watching. Keen has been blessed with moments of beauty that he interprets with wit, wisdom, and a bit of down-home philosophy. From his childhood ramblings in the Tennessee wilderness to a heartbreaking drive through Arizona to a stroll on the shore of Lake Michigan on his 70th birthday, here are meditations on such universal ideas as friendship, the nature of the soul, and the disappointment that comes with getting exactly what you want. Watercolour renderings of stunning birds such as the Indigo Bunting, the Lord God Bird, and the Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker round out the collection, making "Sightings" a beautiful and inspiring volume.


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"Reading this book is like walking down a winding path; one never knows what's around the bend a succulent blueberry, a rattlesnake? Be prepared for continual surprises: wisdom, beauty, sometimes a burst of mirth. You will enjoy the depth of its reflections on life, youth, death, and nature." Huston Smith, author of "The World's Religions"

Sam Keen, a former professor of philosophy and religion, and past editor of Psychology Today, is a lecturer and consultant. His work was featured in the PBS special, Bill Moyers: Your Mythic Journey with Sam Keen. He lives in Sonoma, California. Mary Woodin is a UK-based illustrator.

General Fields

  • : 9780811859769
  • : Chronicle Books
  • : Chronicle Books
  • : September 2007
  • : 185mm X 136mm X 18mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Colour photos
  • : 120
  • : 202.4
  • : Hardback
  • : Sam Keen