Friday, December 23, 2011

Pg. 69: Renée Thompson's "The Plume Hunter"

The current feature at the Page 69 Test: The Plume Hunter by Renée Thompson.

About the book, from the publisher:
In 1885, more than five million birds were killed for the millinery trade in the United States. The Plume Hunter follows the life of young Fin McFaddin, an Oregon outdoorsman who takes to plume hunting to support his widowed mother. Vast loss of bird populations at the turn of the century prompted the creation of the nation’s first wildlife refuges in Florida and Oregon, and gave rise to the Audubon Society. This story predates their creation—a tale of one plumer who experiences a tragically late change of heart.
Learn more about the book and author at Renée Thompson's website.

The Page 69 Test: The Plume Hunter.

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