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The Seabird’s Cry

FULMAR, puffin, kittiwake, gull, guillemot, cormorant and shag, shearwater, gannet, great auk “and its cousin razorbill,” albatross. The Seabird’s Cry accompanies a dozen birds out to sea and back in journeys Continue reading

Review

The Lost Words

THE LOST WORDS is neither a read-on-the-commute book nor a recline-in-bed-and-prop-on-your-belly book. Its weight and unapologetic size demand it be explored on a flat surface; even better, on the floor with Continue reading

Review

Amity and Prosperity

IN 2007, while crossing a Nigerian river atop a steel drum because a nearby bridge had collapsed, Eliza Griswold recalled the Interstate 35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis that killed 13 people Continue reading

Enumeration

14 Alaskan Vocabulary Words

1. Mount Denali. The subject of a postcard photograph to send home as a misleading boast of an adventure you haven’t yet had. 2. Outhouses. When nature calls, half the town Continue reading