OWENS, Delia and Mark
Cry of the Kalahari
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1984. The first book by the author of the 2018 bestselling novel Where the Crawdads Sing. This account of the Owens' seven years spent living in Africa's Kalahari Desert won the 1985 John Burroughs Medal. Signed by both authors, and inscribed, "To Steve." The couple was eventually expelled from Botswana for embarrassing the government by publicizing poaching; they then re-directed their efforts to saving elephants in Zambia. On Delia Owens' website, she writes that her novel Where the Crawdads Sing is about loneliness: "I have lived an isolated and lonely life, but from the moment my incredible readers picked up the book, I have not felt alone again." Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a bit of wear to the crown and mild fading to the spine title. With an Edward Abbey blurb on the rear panel. Uncommon signed. [#033856] SOLD
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