Lots of tree limbs down in the park this morning, after yesterday’s residue of hurricane. I thought maybe I’d spot a toppled nest, but no luck. I did at last get some decent photos of Eastern kingbirds, however.
Somewhat faster than they arrived, all the interesting birds have left Brooklyn. But by driving north for an hour, we caught up to a few of them in Bear Mountain State Park. I’m pretty sure this is a female common yellowthroat. Also saw a magnolia warbler and a few birds I couldn’t identify, but none of those photos are up to snuff.
I’m in “residence” for a week at the Instagram account of the Chicago Review of Books.
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Hi! This is my dog, Toby, and I'm Caleb Crain, author of the novel "Overthrow," which comes out on Tuesday from @vikingbooks. This is day 1 of my "residency" at the Chicago Review of Books's Instagram accounts. Hope to provide you with photos of my life as a writer, i.e., old mss, bulletin board, favorite sandwich shop, and maybe more of the dog. The dog is fairly crucial to my life as a writer, in that on many days, he's the only person I talk to other than my husband.
There’s an excerpt from my forthcoming novel Overthrow in the Readings section of the August 2019 issue of Harper’s magazine. The physical magazine showed up in our mailbox this weekend, so it’s probably on newsstands by now, too. Check it out, and order the novel itself early and often! It comes out August 27, but you can already buy it from your local independent bookstore, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and Viking itself.