Snapper

Snapper

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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**NPR's Best Books of the Year 2013**A great, hilarious new voice in fiction: the poignant, all-too-human recollections of an affable bird researcher in the Indiana backwater as he goes through a disastrous yet heartening love affair with the place and its people. Nathan Lochmueller studies birds, earning just enough money to live on. He drives a glitter-festooned truck, the Gypsy Moth, and he is in love with Lola, a woman so free-spirited and mysterious she can break a man's heart with a sigh or a shrug. Around them swirls a remarkable cast of characters: the proprietor of Fast Eddie's Burgers & Beer, the genius behind "Thong Thursdays"; Uncle Dart, a Texan who brings his swagger to Indiana with profound and nearly devastating results; a snapping turtle with a taste for thumbs; a German shepherd who howls backup vocals; and the very charismatic state of Indiana itself. And at the center of it all is Nathan, creeping through the forest to observe the birds he loves and coming to terms with the accidental turns his life has taken.From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780385393034
Characteristics: 1 online resource (5 audio files) : digital
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Additional Contributors: Andrews, MacLeod

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Oct 19, 2017

The reviews accurately capture my response. One additional plus: the loving descriptions of nature and the equally vivid description of eccentric but lovable characters such as his Texan aunt and uncle attempting, unsucessfully, to recreate their beloved Texas in Indiana, and Maude, who runs a diner in Santa Clause, IN and ropes in every driver who stops at gas station to answer children letters to Santa.

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