Bird Cloud : a memoir
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New York : Scribner, 2011.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Physical Desc
xiii, 234 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Status
Bent Northrop Memorial Library - Adult Biography  1 available
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Language
English
ISBN
9780743288804, 0743288807

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Includes bibliographical references.
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"Bird Cloud" is the name the author gave to 640 acres of Wyoming wetlands and prairie and four hundred foot cliffs plunging down to the North Platte River. On the day she first visited, a cloud in the shape of a bird hung in the evening sky. She also saw pelicans, bald eagles, golden eagles, great blue herons, ravens, scores of bluebirds, harriers, kestrels, elk, deer and a dozen antelope. She fell in love with the land, then owned by the Nature Conservancy, and she knew what she wanted to build on it, a house in harmony with her work, her appetites and her character, a library surrounded by bedrooms and a kitchen. Her first work of nonfiction in more than twenty years, this book is the story of designing and constructing that house, with its solar panels, Japanese soak tub, concrete floor and elk horn handles on kitchen cabinets. It is also an enthralling natural history and archaeology of the region, inhabited for millennia by Ute, Arapaho and Shoshone Indians, and a family history, going back to nineteenth century Mississippi riverboat captains and Canadian settlers. The author here turns her lens on herself. We understand how she came to be living in a house surrounded by wilderness, with shelves for thousands of books and long worktables on which to heap manuscripts, research materials and maps, and how she came to be one of the great American writers of her time.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Proulx, A. (2011). Bird Cloud: a memoir (First Scribner hardcover edition.). Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Proulx, Annie. 2011. Bird Cloud: A Memoir. New York: Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Proulx, Annie. Bird Cloud: A Memoir New York: Scribner, 2011.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Proulx, Annie. Bird Cloud: A Memoir First Scribner hardcover edition., Scribner, 2011.

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