Darwin's Wink: A Novel of Nature and Love

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Macmillan, Nov 5, 2004 - Fiction - 276 pages
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"A love story, a war story, an ecological adventure, a biological poem, and a treatise on the fragility of life--Darwin's Wink has it all. The writing is so incantory that it almost floats off the page. In Fran, Alison Anderson has created a strong, flawed, and utterly believable heroine.... Like the elusive, bejeweled mourning bird it celebrates, this book will waken its
readers to unexpected wonders. A beautiful book. I loved it."
- Molly Giles, author of Iron Shoes

The author of the critically acclaimed Amelia Earhart novel Hidden Latitudes offers a beautifully crafted story about two naturalists, both damaged by ghosts from the past, who find love as they work to save a rare bird species off the coast of Mauritius--and fend off a powerful townsman who is threatened by their presence.
  

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Naturalists Fran and Christian strive to save a bird species from extinction on an island near Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. Reticent about their personal losses, each keeps the relationship ... Read full review

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I was a bit surprised at how poorly the character, Fran, (an ornithologist and conservationist) seemed to understand Darwinian theory. Then again, the book smacks of Harlequin romance novel meets ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
5
Section 3
37
Section 4
61
Section 5
74
Section 6
81
Section 7
90
Section 8
114
Section 15
179
Section 16
186
Section 17
187
Section 18
193
Section 19
203
Section 20
232
Section 21
235
Section 22
241

Section 9
125
Section 10
137
Section 11
150
Section 12
153
Section 13
167
Section 14
170
Section 23
243
Section 24
266
Section 25
269
Section 26
281
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About the author (2004)

Alison Anderson lived in Greece, France, England, and Switzerland before moving to San Francisco, where she now works as a writer and translator. She is the author of Hidden Latitudes (1996), a novel of Amelia Earhart based on Anderson's yearlong sailing trip on a 30-foot ketch, which was nominated for the San Francisco Chronicle's Best Book of the Year and the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award.

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