Overview

When an eerie mass stranding of whales and dolphins takes place along the mist-shrouded Oregon coast, forensic wildlife pathologist Isabel Spinner covertly investigates this disaster as a crime against wildlife. When Isabel connects with Marshall McGreggor, an undersea photographer, the two find themselves making surprising decisions – that will forever change their lives.

In her new environmental thriller, Peterson offers a captivating love ...
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Animal Heart

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Overview

When an eerie mass stranding of whales and dolphins takes place along the mist-shrouded Oregon coast, forensic wildlife pathologist Isabel Spinner covertly investigates this disaster as a crime against wildlife. When Isabel connects with Marshall McGreggor, an undersea photographer, the two find themselves making surprising decisions – that will forever change their lives.

In her new environmental thriller, Peterson offers a captivating love story of people whose compassion for animals compels them into extraordinary acts of heroism. Based on cutting-edge science, this powerful page-turner is a haunting, highly original story of the deep bonds between humans and animals – and of our inevitably linked fates.

“One can hardly imagine a more heartfelt work or a more unusual love story than this one. Highly recommended.” ~ Library Journal

“Brenda Peterson weaves a haunting love story into a fast-moving plot. Animal Heart is based on facts that are terrifyingly true, and it captures the exquisite beauty of a world that we are devastating and destroying, piece by piece. Please read it.”

--Jane Goodall, author of Reason for Hope
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
“[A] gripping tale about love, xenotransplantation and the military-industrial complex’s flagrant disregard for environmental responsibility. . .Peterson’s passion shines through.”
Booklist - Booklist Booklist
“This is a galvanizing and enlightening tale thanks to Peterson's expert portrayal of animals, compassionate view of radical activism, and illuminating insights into our profound bonds with other species.”
Terry Tempest Williams
“Animal Heart is more than simply an "eco-novel"— it is human drama based on the integrity of individuals who recognize "cellular knowledge," what we intrinsically share with other species, as the compassion necessary toward our next evolutionary step as human beings.”

~ Terry Tempest Williams, author Refuge and Leap
Kirkus Reviews
“Strangely gratifying narratives…stand ably and intriguingly on their own six feet: love story, natural-history lesson, mysticism, direct-action radical politics, xenotransplantation, and redemption…. Novelist and memoirist Peterson is most comfortable in the precincts of natural history, where the book draws its passion . . .She writes with force and concision about poachers and the hugely destructive recklessness of military testing. Provocative in the best sense."
Library Journal
“One can hardly imagine a more heartfelt work or a more unusual love story than this one. Highly recommended.”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013325715
  • Publisher: Delphinius Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/24/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 294
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Brenda Peterson is the author of 16 books, including Duck and Cover, a New York Times "Notable Book of the Year." Her recent memoir, I Want To Be Left Behind: Finding Rapture Here on Earth was selected as a "Top Ten Best Non-Fiction Book of 2010" by The Christian Science Monitor. Her other work includes the novel Animal Heart, the National Geographic book Sightings: The Gray Whale's Mysterious Journey and the award-winning memoir, Build Me an Ark: A Life with Animals. Her new children’s book is forthcoming in spring, 2012, Leopard and Silkie: One Boy’s Quest to Save Seal Pups.

Peterson’s work has appeared in many anthologies and national publications, including The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, and Oprah magazine. Since 1993, she has contributed commentary to National Public Radio. She lives in Seattle on the Salish Sea. For more please visit:
www.IWantToBeLeftBehind.com
or www.literati.net/Peterson
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