1) Sidles, Constance. Fill of Joy: More Tales from Montlake Fill. 2013. Constancy Press. Hardbound: 247 pages. Price: $23.95 U.S.
PUBLISHER'S SUMMARY: In her newest collection of 32 essays about wild nature, Constance Sidles describes in luminous prose the natural beauty and wonder she finds at Montlake Fill, an island of nature in a sea of urban development (Seattle, Washington State). The birds Connie observes here are living gems of color, celestial singers who fill the air with their liquid notes, selfless parents, ruthless predators, clever survivors--and always fascinating. This is not a book about birds, however. It's a guide that describes how to find joy in ordinary life. By studying the interactions of the wild creatures who share our planet, Connie distills the essence of what it means to be human -- and happy.
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Buy your own copy of "Fill of Joy" and find out why Connie writes, "There is real joy to be found in nature, and gladness in the world. We create it ourselves."
RECOMMENDATION: If you enjoyed the author's other books about the Montlake Fill, you'll enjoy this one. The book is available here: http://www.constancypress.com/publications/