CATALOG COPY for EYE OF THE WHALE:
National bestseller Doug Abrams delivers a captivating ecological thriller about a marine biologist whose fate is altered after the unexpected appearance of a humpback whale sends her on a race to discover the meaning of its mysterious song and its implications for human survival.
Elizabeth McKay is a dedicated scientist who has spent almost a decade cracking the code of humpback whale communication. Their song, the most complex in nature, may in fact reveal secrets about the animal world that no one could have imagined. When a humpback whale swims up the Sacramento River with a strange and unprecedented song, Elizabeth must decipher its meaning in order to save the whale and ultimately much more. But as her work with the whale captures the media’s interest and the world’s imagination, many powerful forces emerge who do not want the whale’s secrets to be revealed. Soon, Elizabeth is forced to decide if her discoveries are worth losing her marriage, her career, and possibly her life.
As timely as today’s ecological challenges and as timeless as the whales themselves, this novel takes readers into the mysterious world of humpback whales and great white sharks. In writing Eye of the Whale, Abrams worked closely with leading scientists to uncover the shockingly true facts on which it is based. This powerful story will transform how readers see their relationship to other species and the fragile world in which we live.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Well, most of you have already heard me talk very enthusiastically about this amazing man... he's not only charming and very handsome - he's a brilliant author, and his first novel was a huge success.... you all know that one - The Lost Diary of Don Juan.
So, it is my genuine pleasure to announce that Doug's next novel will soon be available to us! On AUGUST 4th, the novel EYE OF THE WHALE will be arriving in stores. The website is still under construction, but Doug's set up a MySpace page for you to have a look around and learn more about this special book!!