HOW TO BE A GOOD CREA­TURE

The Gulf Today - Panorama - - BOOKS - By Sy Mont­gomery by John Gr­isham by Ge­orge R.R. Mar­tin by Ni­cholas Sparks by James Pat­ter­son by Mitch Al­bom by Delia Owens by David Bal­dacci by Lee Child by Nora Roberts by Janet Evanovich

It was an­i­mals that sent Sy Mont­gomery into a deep, nearly sui­ci­dal de­pres­sion — and an­i­mals that res­cued her and pulled her back. In How to Be a Good Crea­ture: A Mem­oir in Thir­teen An­i­mals, Mont­gomery writes about her pro­found con­nec­tion with an­i­mals, all an­i­mals, and how this be­came the fo­cus of her life. Rather than a tra­di­tional chrono­log­i­cal nar­ra­tive, the mem­oir is struc­tured in 13 stand­alone chap­ters, each cen­tring on a dif­fer­ent an­i­mal. Some are pets, but most are wild — emus, taran­tu­las, er­mines, oc­to­puses, kan­ga­roos. Not an­i­mals that most peo­ple fall in love with, but Mont­gomery is not most peo­ple. An­i­mals, she writes, taught her to be a bet­ter, more com­pas­sion­ate hu­man be­ing. “Know­ing some­one who be­longs to an­other species can en­large your soul in sur­pris­ing ways,” she writes.

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