The author's account of a 2000-mile journey from the Canadian border to the Mexican Gulf, with a young peregrine falcon he rescued from the wild. His purpose was to teach her to survive on her own. It is the story of one man's personal quest, searching for a balance between the wild and domesticity. Dan O'Brien has also written a novel, "Spirit of the Hills" and a collection of short stories, "Eminent Domain". He won the University of Iowa Short Fiction Award in 1986.

The Rites of Autumn 1990, Flamingo, London

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The Rites of Autumn 1989, Anchor Books

ISBN-13: 9780385265591

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The Rites of Autumn 1989, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London

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