This collection of essays was featured last month as one of our best new book releases:
A Natural History of Love and Loss
Late Migrations is, to my mind, a perfect book to read in the summer. Renkl scatters short autobiographical essays in between short nature pieces, so that her life story and her life’s passion intertwine, like a fence post and a trumpet vine. For readers lucky enough to associate summer with family vacations, where cousins, parents and grandparents might all squeeze together into campers or cabins, Renkl summons up memories of familial closeness tinged with an acute adult awareness of how fleeting everything is.
Listen to the full review of Late Migrations by Margaret Renkl by noted NPR reviewer Maureen Corrigan: