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Paperback The Snow Geese: A Story of Home Book

ISBN: 0375758577

ISBN13: 9780375758577

The Snow Geese: A Story of Home

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Every year, millions of geese embark on a three-thousand-mile migration from their winter quarters in the southern United States to their breeding grounds in the Canadian Arctic. Intrigued by what he'd read about the birds' amazing annual journey, and desperate to emerge from a period of illness, William Fiennes decided to go with them. The story of his voyage turns out to be about a great deal more than geese. The arc of Fiennes's extraordinary trip...

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The Snow Geese

Book groups in Austin are loving the book. Jean sleeping with St. Joseph and hitting that whizzing forehand in her holy nun garb are delightful stories. We can not wait until Wiliam writes another book to help us all journeying to find home. He is a most gifted writer and sensitive author. I hope it becomes a movie someday.

From Broughton Castle to the wilds of the Snow Geese

William Fiennes has just taken me on a trip from his boyhood home,Broughton Castle in England,to Texas and from there 3000 miles north to the nesting lands of the Snow Geese.This extremely well written book will capture the imagination of those who read it.His thorough,very descriptive,account of his journey and the people he met,and sites he saw along the way,kept my interest from beginning to end.This book is more than just about Geese.It contains tender ,heart warming, messages for all.Congratulations to you,William,on your first book and it's widespread appeal.

Ideal for migration buffs, & health professionals !

I read excellent reviews of THE SNOW GEESE while in transit from Europe to the USA and bought the work at Gatwick airport. It's an unusually informative & absorbing book, more than one man's healing journey via the migratory patterns of snow geese, more than a collection of fascinating encounters with experts from Eagle's Lake to Baffin Island. As a health professional, I was also struck by Fiennes' research on medical definitions of "heimweh" or "homesickness" and "nostalgia", and shall share these insights with my students worldwide.

The Snow Geese

As a Texan, I was most interested in an Englishman's reflections on our country. The book is beautifully written and a delight to read. I find myself underlining passages and phrases that are meaningful. It gives me a fresh perspective on our country as seen from another's eyes.

Birds, Travel, and the Human Longing for Home

What a moving and engaging book! Our book group is entranced with William's descriptions and skill in weaving the story. The group's favorite character is Jean. It makes you want to get on the bus. I hope Mr. Fiennes writes many more books for us to enjoy.
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