A New York Occasions bestseller!

Nationwide Ebook Award finalist Sy Sir Bernard Law displays at the personalities and quirks of 13 animals—her pals—who’ve profoundly affected her on this surprising, poetic, and lifestyles-declaring memoir that includes illustrations via Rebecca Inexperienced.

Figuring out any person who belongs to every other species will also be transformative. No person is aware of this higher than writer, naturalist, and adventurer Sy Sir Bernard Law. To analyze her books, Sy has traveled the arena and encountered one of the planet’s rarest and such a lot gorgeous animals. From tarantulas to tigers, Sy’s lifestyles frequently intersects with and is knowledgeable via the creatures she meets.

This restorative memoir displays at the personalities and quirks of 13 animals—Sy’s pals—and the truths found out via their grace. It additionally explores huge subject matters: the otherness and sameness of folks and animals; the quite a lot of techniques we learn how to love and change into empathetic; how we discover our hobby; how we create our households; dealing with loss and melancholy; gratitude; forgiveness; and such a lot of all, find out how to be a just right creature on the planet.