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The Resource The bird market of Paris : a memoir, Nikki Moustaki

The bird market of Paris : a memoir, Nikki Moustaki

Label
The bird market of Paris : a memoir
Title
The bird market of Paris
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Nikki Moustaki
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An avian expert and poet shares a true story of beloved birds, a remarkable grandfather, a bad-girl youth--and an astonishing redemption. Nikki Moustaki, author of The Bird Market of Paris, grew up in 1980s Miami, the only child of parents who worked, played, and traveled for luxury sports car dealerships. At home, her doting grandmother cooked for and fed her, but it was her grandfather--an evening-gown designer, riveting storyteller, and bird expert--who was her mentor and dearest companion. Like her grandfather, Nikki fell hard for birds. 'Birds filled my childhood,' she writes, 'as blue filled the sky.' Her grandfather showed her how to hypnotize chickens, sneak up on pigeons, and handle baby birds. He gave her a white dove to release for luck on each birthday. And he urged her to, someday, visit the bird market of Paris. But by the time Nikki graduated from college and moved to New York City, she was succumbing to alcohol and increasingly unable to care for her flock. When her grandfather died, guilt-ridden Nikki drank even more. In a last-ditch effort to honor her grandfather, she flew to France hoping to visit the bird market of Paris to release a white dove. Instead, something astonishing happened there that saved Nikki's life"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moustaki, Nikki
Dewey number
810.9/9287
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.M673
LC item number
A3 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moustaki, Nikki
  • Moustaki, Nikki
  • Moustaki, Nikki
  • Americans
  • Young women
  • Cage birds
  • Markets
  • Redemption
  • Alcoholics
  • Women authors, American
Label
The bird market of Paris : a memoir, Nikki Moustaki
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/514/9780805096514/image/lgcover.9780805096514.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780805096514
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014012310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn876370915
Label
The bird market of Paris : a memoir, Nikki Moustaki
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/514/9780805096514/image/lgcover.9780805096514.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780805096514
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014012310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn876370915

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