Bird Cloud

Bird Cloud

[a Memoir]

Audiobook CD - 2011
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Highlighting the serene Wyoming landscape and its rich heritage, Annie Proulx, author of "The shipping news," chronicles living in the Cowboy State. 'Bird Cloud' is the name Proulx gave to the 640-acre land she fell in love with on her first visit. This work of nonfiction follows Proulx as she builds a house (essentially a library surrounded by bedrooms and a kitchen) from the ground up.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2011]
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780743597241
Branch Call Number: CD B PRO

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mahallett
May 22, 2014

the details about her house were not that interesting--more reno hell-- but the montana history was interesting.

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JudithE
Jun 09, 2012

I might have enjoyed this book, but the narrator irritated me so much I couldn't appreciate the words. I thought the narration was bad because it was the author reading, but it wasn't; it was someone hired to do so.
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Well I just finished listening to this book for a second time -- I hadn't recognized that I'd heard it before. This time I didn't notice the narrator. I enjoyed the the renovation stories and some of the animal stuff, but didn't like the history component.

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bobgrant
Sep 05, 2011

If you have read Annie Proulx's fiction - and you should, beyond Brokeback Mountain - you know that she is not the most optimistic person who ever lived. This is a memoir of her building her house (Bird Cloud) with digressions into everything from ecology to her family history. There is some humour but as always it is just two shades lighter than pitch black.

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