The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds. Julie Zickefoose. Houghton Mifflin-Harcourt. 384pp. $28.
For bird lovers and gardeners with a gentle spirit and love of sweet watercolor pictures, artist and writer Julie Zickefoose has a new book out in which she shares her passion for feathered friends. Zickefoose, who has a farm in the rural Appalachia of south-east Ohio, has created The Bluebird Effect to share over 40 years of encounters with wild birds. Have a look at Zickefoose’s Web-site by clicking here. You can also read her day-to-day doings by checking out her blog at Julie Zickefoose blog. As she points out in her introduction, many of the joys found there are free.