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Soundings: Journeying North in the Company of Whales - the award-winning memoir

by Doreen Cunningham

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Published 2nd February 2023
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‘Beautiful … Justifies its place alongside nature writing classics such as H is for Hawk‘ NEW STATESMAN

‘Wonderful … both frank and fearless’ TELEGRAPH BEST TRAVEL BOOKS OF THE YEAR

‘Fascinating’ GUARDIAN TOP TEN NATURE MEMOIRS

From Mexico to the Arctic ice, grey whale mothers swim with their calves. Following them, by bus, train and ferry, are Doreen and her toddler Max, in pursuit of a wild hope.

Doreen first visited Alaska as a young BBC journalist reporting on climate change among indigenous whaling communities. There, drawn deeply into an Iñupiaq family and an ill-fated love affair, she joined the bowhead whale hunt out on the sea ice.

Years later, now a single mother living in a hostel, Doreen embarks on this extraordinary journey: following the grey whale migration back to the Arctic, where greys and bowheads meet at the melting apex of our planet.

‘As compelling as any novel… A human story of resilience, loss and immense bravery. It becomes not just a book about mother and son, whales, the climate, but a book about power and what happens when power is abused. It is a rallying call for love’ Alice Kinsella, IRISH TIMES

‘In this melodic memoir, the climate researcher turned journalist parallels the whales’ journey with her own through parenthood’ ShreyaChattopadhyay, NEW YORK TIMES

Soundings got under my skin. I finished it in tears’ AMY LIPTROT

‘What a voice! What a book!’ CHARLES FOSTER

‘Soulful, honest, insightful, humane and propulsive’ JINI REDDY

‘Thrilling, passionate and tender-hearted’ HELEN JUKES

WINNER OF THE RSL GILES ST AUBYN AWARD

LONGLISTED FOR THE SNHN NATURAL HISTORY BOOK PRIZE

ONE OF SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE‘S TEN BEST BOOKS ABOUT TRAVEL OF 2022

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Soundings: Journeying North in the Company of Whales - the award-winning memoir
by Doreen Cunningham

ISBN
9780349014937

Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group

Binding
Paperback

Publication date
Feb. 2, 2023

Dimensions
19.6cm x 12.6cm x 2.2cm