by Cunningham, Doreen | Arctic regions
Paperback | 320 pages, Black and white map + black and white illustration on chapter title pages

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‘Beautiful . . . Justifies its place alongside nature writing classics such as H is for Hawk’ NEW STATESMAN’Wonderful … both frank and fearless’ TELEGRAPH BEST TRAVEL BOOKS OF THE YEAR’Fascinating’ GUARDIAN TOP TEN NATURE MEMOIRSFrom Mexico to the Arctic ice, grey whale mothers swim with their calves. Following them, by bus, train and ferry, are Doreen and her toddler Max, in pursuit of a wild hope. Doreen first visited Alaska as a young journalist reporting on climate change among indigenous whaling communities. There, drawn deeply into an Inupiaq family, she joined the bowhead whale hunt, watching for polar bears under the never-ending light. Years later, now a single mother living in a hostel, Doreen embarks on this extraordinary journey: following the grey whale migration back to the Arctic, where greys and bowheads meet at the melting apex of our planet. ‘Soundings got under my skin. I finished it in tears’ AMY LIPTROT’What a voice! What a book!’ CHARLES FOSTER’Soulful, honest, insightful, humane and propulsive’ JINI REDDY ‘Thrilling, passionate and tender-hearted’ HELEN JUKES WINNER OF THE RSL GILES ST AUBYN AWARDONE OF SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE’S TEN BEST BOOKS ABOUT TRAVEL OF 2022