Book ‘Soundings’ by Doreen Cunningham

PDF Excerpt 'Soundings: Journeys in the Company of Whales' by Doreen Cunningham
Journeys in the Company of Whales
“This book is a gorgeous journey... You will be glad you’ve joined her.” — Susan Orlean, author of On Animals and The Library Book. In this memoir of motherhood, love, and resilience, a woman and her toddler son follow the grey whale migration from Mexico to northernmost Alaska. In this striking blend of nature writing, whale science, and memoir, Doreen Cunningham interweaves two stories: tracking the extraordinary northward migration of the grey whales with a mischievous toddler in tow and living with an Iñupiaq family in Alaska seven years earlier. Throughout the journey she explores the stories of the whales and their young calves — their history, their habits, and their attempts to survive the changes humans have brought to the ocean...
Publisher: Scribner (July 12, 2022)  Pages: 320 pages  ISBN-10: 1982171790  ISBN-13: 978-1982171797  ASIN:‎ B097XYY5FH

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Author’s biography: Doreen Cunningham is an Irish-British writer born in Wales. After studying engineering Doreen worked briefly in climate-related research at the Natural Environment Research Council and in storm modeling at Newcastle University before turning to journalism. She worked for the BBC World Service variously as an international news presenter, reporter, and editor for twenty years. She won the RSL Giles St Aubyn Award 2020 and was shortlisted for the Eccles Centre and Hay Festival Writers Award 2021 for Soundings, her first book.