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Five books about birding adventures

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The Life List of Adrian Mandrick
The Life List of Adrian Mandrick

The Life List of Adrian MandrickBy Chris WhiteTouchstone, 2018, hardcover, 274 pages

This novel, about a pill-popping anesthesiologist and avid birder who embarks on a quest to find the Ivory-billed Woodpecker in the Florida Panhandle, explores how our obsessions can cost us. Although this is a work of fiction, author Chris White, an award-winning playwright and screenwriter, also offers an urgent message to protect wildlife and the environment through the Ivory-bill’s story.

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