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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Sy Montgomery

Sy Montgomery has been chased by an angry silverback gorilla in Zaire and bitten by a vampire bat in Costa Rica, worked in a pit crawling with 18,000 snakes in Manitoba and handled a wild tarantula in French Guiana, all to research books, films and articles. She has been hunted by a tiger in India, and swum with piranhas, electric eels and dolphins in the Amazon. She has searched the Altai Mountains of Mongolia’s Gobi for snow leopards, hiked into the trackless cloud forest of Papua New Guinea to radio-collar tree kangaroos and learned to scuba dive in order to commune with octopuses.

Montgomery’s 20 books for both adults and children have garnered many honors. "The Soul of an Octopus" was a 2015 Finalist for the National Book Awards. "The Good Good Pig," her memoir of life with her pig, Christopher Hogwood, is an international best-seller. She is the winner of the 2009 New England Independent Booksellers Association Nonfiction Award, the 2010 Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award, the Henry Bergh Award for Nonfiction (given by the ASPCA for Humane Education) and dozens of other honors. Her work with the man-eating tigers, the subject of her book "Spell Of The Tiger," was made into in a National Geographic television documentary she scripted and narrated. Also for National Geographic TV she developed and scripted Mother Bear Man, about her friend, Ben Kilham, who raises and releases orphaned bear cubs, which won a Chris award.

Her most recent book is "Tamed and Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind."

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Tamed and Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind
Chelsea Green Publishing
October 2017
ISBN 9781603587556
$17.95, INSTOCK
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The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
Atria Books
April 2016
ISBN 9781451697728
272 pages
$16.00, INSTORE
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Another New York Times bestseller from the author of The Good Good Pig, this “fascinating…touching…informative…entertaining” (Daily Beast) book explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus—a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature—and the remarkable connections it makes with humans. More/less

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