I give my full recommendation for Flyaway, the best nonfiction book about animals I've read since James Herriot's "All Creatures Great and Small," and best nature book since Annie Dillard's "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek."
Excellent writing, fascinating stories, an educational, entertaining, engaging, laugh-out-loud funny, touching and sometimes sad book … what I loved most was the fact that the book is hilarious. At times, I laughed so hard I had tears streaming down my face.
-Bookfoolery & Babble
Gilbert's prose reads easily, ushered along by her clear, knowledgeable explanations of biology, medicine, natural history, nutrition, and animal behavior ... strongly recommended.
-Henry T. Armistead, Library Journal
"Flyaway" is one of the funniest, most captivating memoirs I have read in a long time … it manages to find the perfect balance of emotion, information, fact and well-written prose. Compellingly readable.
Compulsive reading … Suzie Gilbert has one of the most likeable memoir voices I've ever encountered. Her countless episodes of rehabilitating wild animals are truly entrancing, and her narrative spellbinding. I loved this book.
-The Stay At Home Bookworm
This is the story of Suzie Gilbert and her astounding love for wild birds. Both amazingly tender and heart-rendingly sad, the story of Suzie and her avian companions will bring its readers both joyous smiles and sorrowful tears. An amazingly worthwhile read.
As soon as I started the first chapter of "Flyaway" I was hooked. This is a delightful book filled with humor, sadness, discovery, and most of all, life. This is truly a remarkable story and I highly recommend "Flyaway" to all my readers.
-The Road To Here