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Set in the early decades of the 19th century the book follows Lucy Bakewell and John James Audubon as they fall in love, marry, and set off to make a life on the western frontier. Juditha Dowd weaves together lyric poems, imagined letters, and diary entries in Lucy’s voice with excerpts from Audubon’s journals and published works to offer an intimate exploration of the thoughts of a young wife and mother. Nimbly written and sympathetically rendered, Audubon’s Sparrow is an enchanting blend of research and imagination—an indelible portrait of an American woman in need of rediscovery. Buy this book through our affiliate Bookshop.org.