The Comfort of Crows

A Backyard Year

Narrated by Margaret Renkl
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Pub Date 24 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 31 Oct 2023

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From New York Times opinion writer and bestselling author Margaret Renkl comes a “howling love letter to the world” (Ann Patchett): a luminous book tracing the passing of seasons, personal and natural. 

In The Comfort of Crows, Margaret Renkl presents a devotional of sorts: fifty-two essays that follow the creatures and plants in her backyard over the course of a year. As we move through the seasons—from a crow spied on New Year’s Day, its resourcefulness and sense of community setting a theme for the year—what develops is a portrait of joy and grief. Joy at the ongoing pleasures of the natural world: “Until the very last cricket falls silent, the beauty-besotted will always find a reason to love the world.” And grief at a shifting climate, at winters that end too soon, at songbirds growing fewer and fewer. 

 Along the way, we also glimpse the changing rhythms of a human life. Grown children, unexpectedly home during the pandemic, prepare to depart once more. Birdsong and night-blooming flowers evoke generations past. The city and the country where Renkl raised her family to transform a little more with every passing day. How can one person make a difference amid such destabilizing changes? 

The Comfort of Crows is a lovely and deeply moving audiobook from a beloved writer. 

From New York Times opinion writer and bestselling author Margaret Renkl comes a “howling love letter to the world” (Ann Patchett): a luminous book tracing the passing of seasons, personal and...


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EDITION Audiobook, Unabridged
ISBN 9781669662143
PRICE $26.99 (USD)
DURATION 7 Hours, 47 Minutes, 32 Seconds

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