In Mozart’s Starling, Haupt explores the unlikely and remarkable bond between one of history’s most cherished composers and one of earth’s most common birds. The intertwined stories of Mozart’s beloved pet and Haupt’s own starling provide an unexpected window into human-animal friendships, music, the secret world of starlings, and the nature of creative inspiration. A blend of natural history, biography, and memoir, Mozart’s Starling is a tour de force that awakens a surprising new awareness of our place in the world.
Mozart’s Starling by Seattle author Lyanda Lynn Haupt goes on sale Tuesday, April 4. You can preorder copies at your favorite independent bookseller. The author will present at Town Hall in Seattle on Friday, April 7, 2017. For more information and for tickets, click here.