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Field Guide By Gwendolen Gross,

  • Title: Field Guide
  • Author: Gwendolen Gross
  • ISBN: 9780156007665
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pursuing graduate study of spectacled fruit bats in Queensland, Australia, Annabel Mendelssohn spends her free time picking leeches from her eyes, discovering waterfalls, and writing to her sister, Alice, whose life, by contrast, is domestic and settled Aside from occasional fears that loggers will terrorize her camp, all is going according to plan that is until Annabel Pursuing graduate study of spectacled fruit bats in Queensland, Australia, Annabel Mendelssohn spends her free time picking leeches from her eyes, discovering waterfalls, and writing to her sister, Alice, whose life, by contrast, is domestic and settled Aside from occasional fears that loggers will terrorize her camp, all is going according to plan that is until Annabel s mentor, Professor John Goode, suddenly disappears Haunted by the ambiguous circumstances surrounding her own brother s death two years earlier, Annabel becomes determined to find her missing professor but she is not alone in her search Leon, Professor Goode s son, has left his teaching job in a Boston museum to conduct his own rescue efforts Soon Annabel and Leon cross paths and together, in the vibrant and unruly rain forest, they try to unravel the mystery of the professor s disappearance As their search progresses, they soon come to realize that sometimes the truth reveals itself in ways than one.This is a graceful debut novel of love and adventure.
    Field Guide Pursuing graduate study of spectacled fruit bats in Queensland Australia Annabel Mendelssohn spends her free time picking leeches from her eyes discovering waterfalls and writing to her sister Al

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    1. I m not sure how much longer I m going to be posting stuff here, what with the sale to , but until I decide where I m going I might as well continue.In brief US postgrad Annabel Mendelssohn, still in grief over the drowning death possibly suicide, possibly just accident of her marine biologist elder brother Robert, goes to Australia to study spectacled fruit bats for her doctoral thesis, and, in a or less platonic fashion, becomes fond of the man supervising the group of students, the scatterbr [...]

    2. This novel is about families, mourning, and love family love, romantic love, and love of a calling When Annabel goes to Australia to do field work with bats, she is still reeling from her brother s death Her family of scientists are all trying to make rational sense out of an irrational event But her passion for her work helps her through this difficult time, as well as the mystery of a professor gone missing This book rang true in capturing the temporary disorientation of going back to everyday [...]

    3. Loved this book I loved reading about the bat behavior and research that Annabel was conducting The descriptions of Australia and the field research were great I wanted to be there OK, maybe not sleeping in a tent, in the middle of the woods with only bats to keep me company Professor John Goode disappears No one thinks much about his disappearance until many days later, this plot adds even to the book I liked how Annabel came from a family of scientists, all working in a different field I enjo [...]

    4. This book meanders a bit, but I really liked it Young post grad does field work in Australia, falls for professor who then disappears, and the ending is rather open ended What I loved the most were the descriptions of nature in an exotic environment seen thru the eyes of someone who could have been me.The author was recently a post grad wildlife researcher herself, and gives an interesting and fairly personal look into what that world is like, in an engrossing and entertaining way.Thumbs up

    5. I picked up this book because it is written by an alumna of the field study program in Australia that my granddaughter is participating in and I wanted to get a sense of what students in the Australian rainforest experience The book succeeded in that Humidity and leeches In addition its a satisfying story of how one person struggles to interpret the traumas of the past so she can move into the future without obsessing A satisfying read.

    6. The author s writing style is terrific If you are looking for a carefully written story about people searching for something or someone with a dash of science, read this book However, if you are looking for an action packed adventure story this book will be a disappointment I have a new appreciation of bats

    7. I had another book by this author on my to read list, and when I found this in the library, I decided to get it This book combines wildlife biology, Australia, a missing persons mystery, and a little romance The writing deserves just about exactly 3 stars I m glad I read the book as it held my interest.

    8. An interesting, well written, and possibly autobiographical story of Annabel, a graduate student, doing research on spectacled fruit bats in the rain forest of Australia When her professor goes missing, Annabel takes a break from her research and joins forces with the professor s son, Leon, in the search Includes beautiful descriptions of flora and fauna.

    9. A young post grad student, who is coming to terms with her brother s death accident or suicide , goes to Australia to do a field study on the habits of fruit bats Her professor mysteriously disappears She and the professor s son meet and go to search for the missing man It s a much better story than my brief description implies.

    10. I was moderately impressed by this book, but my friend Greg really liked it, and wrote A young American woman doing biology field work in the tropical part of Australia has complex interactions with Australian men, with her sister back home via email , and with the natural environment I thought this was a really artistic novel.

    11. I m sorry to say, this book was terribly DULL It did not live up to the interesting description on the inside flap Which is a pity because the book sounded so interesting when I first picked it up The writing style is half decent in fact, there are some lovely passages in there However, this does not excuse it from being utterly slow and the characters were not richly drawn Sorry

    12. Soe descriptions of Australia and field research are great The simultaneous trying to be a character study yet full of action and sex failed Utterly I guess I just don t like how some of the writing felt soatuitous The author spent time in Australia studying bats, and frankly, I wish she had just written a memoir It would have been interesting and less.rced.

    13. Terrible book The story was too slow moving The only reason why I decided to even finish the book was to see if ANYTHING at all would become exciting Perhaps if focus was put on the adventure of finding the professor, it may have had some merit Boring read.

    14. i liked parts of this book a lot, but others seemed lacking development, or something or maybe i was distracted by a few superficial details that irritated me.

    15. i liked parts of this book a lot, but others seemed lacking development, or something or maybe i was distracted by a few superficial details that irritated me.

    16. Quick read don t read the inside flap before you start it or you ll be waiting for something to happen for most of the book I liked the style and characters, though

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