An engaging and inspirational memoir of raising and living with an abandoned barn owl that became a New York Times bestseller.
Stacey O'Brien is trained as a biologist specializing in wild-animal behaviour. She graduated from Occidental College with a BS in biology and continued her education at Caltech. Stacey now works as a wildlife rescuer and rehabilitation expert with a variety of local animals, including the endangered brown pelican, owls, seabirds, possums, and songbirds. She lives in Southern California.
I LOVE Wesley the Owl! Stacey O'Brien has captured the essence of the soul of an unforgettable owl. This book is destined to become a classic, and will deepen importantly the way we understand birds. - Sy Montgomery, author of The Good Good Pig.Perfect - The LadyWesley the Owl is beautiful, funny, transcendental, fascinating and powerful. I LOVED THIS BOOK! - Lynee Cox, author of Swimming to Antartica.This fun book reminded me of Marley & Me but with wings. Warm, weird, and wonderful, Wesley the Owl is proof that man's best friend sometimes has feathers. - Mark Obmasick, author or The Big Year...stunning, unforgettable. Read this book and you will never see owls, or humans, in the same light again. - Kenn Kauffman, author or Kingbird Highway.A heartfelt journey of life and love with one of nature's wild creatures, Wesley the Owl is a must read story of faith, compassion and selfless devotion. - Jay Kopelman, author of From Baghdad with Love.Funny, frequently moving and with incredibly insight ... Wesley is ultimately a tale of true friendship, which reveals a woman as remarkable as her barn owl. - Your Choice