Central Park in the Dark: More Mysteries of Urban Wildlife

From Margaret  Mezzacapo
Author:  Marie Winn
Central Park in the Dark:  More Mysteries of Urban Wildlife
This is a great book!   It is written by the author of Red-Tails in Love, the story of Pale Male, the New York City hawk. Winn, a devoted amateur naturalist, packs a ton of nature lore and knowledge into an entertaining, well-written and witty book. She had me ready to jump on the next Manhattan-bound train and head right to Central Park.

Gift from the Sea

From Margaret Mezzacapo
Author:  Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Gift from the Sea 
This classic collection of essays touches on women’s place in society and poses the question of how to balance self-preservation and the myriad needs that everyday life brings. What’s especially interesting is how Morrow touches on marriage and relationships, both marital and extramarital, during the time when her husband, famed aviator Charles Lindbergh, had a secret hidden family in addition to the family and children he had with her. The book also discusses how advancements in mechanization have impacted women – and not always for the better. This is especially interesting when you consider that the book was written more than fifty years ago.

This is not a book of fluff, but one to be read carefully, and perhaps more than once.