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Cycle [Reading] ➷ Cycle ➭ Jay Amberg – Thomashillier.co.uk An inspiring call to actionKirkus ReviewsLiterary Classics Gold Medal Winner Living Now Evergreen Book Award Winner% of author royalties will be donated to The Nature ConservancyRedwoods thrive for ce An inspiring call to actionKirkus ReviewsLiterary Classics Gold Medal Winner Living Now Evergreen Book Award Winner% of author royalties will be donated to The Nature ConservancyRedwoods thrive for centuries in the coastal regions of America s Pacific Northwest A monarch butterfly journeys from Northern meadows to the mountains of Central Mexico The mother of four wolf pups leads her family through the Arctic s stark terrain and bitter storms One of the greatest seagoing mammals roams the Pacific Ocean from the Gulf of Alaska to the Galapagos These voices speak to us of the meaning we seek in our lives.

  • Paperback
  • 184 pages
  • Cycle
  • Jay Amberg
  • English
  • 07 August 2017
  • 1937484009

About the Author: Jay Amberg

Jay Amberg is the author of twelve books He received a BA from Georgetown University and a PhD from Northwestern University He has taught high school and college students since His latest book, The Healer s Daughters, is now available from Amika Press Amberg has also published Bone Box, Cycle, America s Fool, Whale Song, and compiled Poems for Men Prior to Amika Press, Amberg published thriller novels Doubloon Forge , Blackbird Singing Forge and Deep Gold Warner BooksAmong his books on teaching are School Smarts and The Study Skills Handbook, published by Good Year Amberg wrote The Creative Writing Handbook Good Year with Mark Henry Larson and Verbal Review and Workbook for the SAT Harcourt Brace Jovanovich with Robert S Boone.



10 thoughts on “Cycle

  1. Grampy Grampy says:

    This book was reviewed by Lee Ashford for Reader s Favorites The Cycle by Jay Amberg is a very different, but very interesting, type of book I m not sure how to classify it, but I am sure that I think it should be required reading for a lot of people, from students to corporate CEO s The Cycle Jay is writing about is, in its simplest form, the life cycle But it is also muchthan that, expanding its frame of reference to include the planetary cycle of existence It is a book told in f This book was reviewed by Lee Ashford for Reader s Favorites The Cycle by Jay Amberg is a very different, but very interesting, type of book I m not sure how to classify it, but I am sure that I think it should be required reading for a lot of people, from students to corporate CEO s The Cycle Jay is writing about is, in its simplest form, the life cycle But it is also muchthan that, expanding its frame of reference to include the planetary cycle of existence It is a book told in four parts, from the perspective of a Redwood tree, a Monarch butterfly, a Wolf pack and a Sperm whale Each of these diverse perspectives begins at birth, of either the narrating organism, or its offspring As they narrate their typical lives, they also relate evolutionarily recent intrusions into their lives, which have had, or are having, a negative impact on their respective existences.The Redwood tree discusses the recent sound of chainsaws drawing nearer to it each year, although it does not know they are chainsaws It DOES know post storm runoff has becomeviolent and dirty each year, to the point of undercutting some of its kin The Monarch begins as an egg, and narrates it entire life cycle up to the point at which it migrates to its wintering grounds in a Mexican forest, only to find the forest is no longer there The Wolf matriarch s tale is by far the longest, beginning with her having just given birth to another litter She relates all the hardships they encounter, including the death of a high percentage of the pups she has birthed during her reproductive life span Intrusions by a giant black bird actually a helicopter impact the clan by discharging scientists who study them Finally, the Sperm whale concludes the story by expressing how human interaction over the past several hundred years has had escalating impacts on not just Sperm whales, but on the ocean itself, and even the planet as a whole This book is not fiction, beyond the talking trees and animals Regardless, the message of the book is an important one of which we humans all need to become aware I highly recommend this book for anyone who intends to spend their life on planet Earth

  2. Unorthodox Mama Unorthodox Mama says:

    This book came through and caught my interest purely because it was different than anything else I had ever read.I wanted to go a bit out of my comfort zone and see how it went.I am so glad I took a chance.Cycle is divided into four parts Written in the point of view of a Tree, Wolf, Butterfly and a Whale.Each section was beautifly written Sparing no details, our eyes are opened to the lives of the species as they seek meaning and survival.I adored the Tree portion of the book the most I foun This book came through and caught my interest purely because it was different than anything else I had ever read.I wanted to go a bit out of my comfort zone and see how it went.I am so glad I took a chance.Cycle is divided into four parts Written in the point of view of a Tree, Wolf, Butterfly and a Whale.Each section was beautifly written Sparing no details, our eyes are opened to the lives of the species as they seek meaning and survival.I adored the Tree portion of the book the most I found myself marking down page numbers Quotes I wanted to remember I honestly never gave trees much thought before, they really areinteresting than we give them credit for.This section really made the book for me It was beautifulI ve decided should there be another lifetime I want to come back as a redwood tree.The most difficult to read, being the whale section We re exposed to the effects of humans on the whale species As a whale lover part of me can t help but get emotional thinking about the damage that s been done in their natural habitat All for the mighty dollar by corporations who are too driven by greed to see the world around them and the beauty it holds.Cycle is a book I thoroughly enjoyed I found myself learning things about each subject It was a smooth read that kept me engaged and wishing the book coveredthan just four sections.I highly recommend to anyone looking for a read that puts them in touch with the world around them As well as anyone looking for a book that will pleasantly surprise them and take them out of their genre comfort zone.So glad I read this book, definitely one I will be revisiting often A beautiful well written book

  3. Amika Press Amika Press says:

    KIRKUS REVIEWSwww.kirkusreviews.comFour introspective, first person memoirs from flora and fauna of the Earth as part of an ecologically minded call toward understanding the fragile web of life.Amberg gives voices to a group of redwood trees on the Pacific Coast, a monarch butterfly migrating to Mexico, a female wolf navigating her family through an Arctic winter and a sperm whale evaluating his life as he floats through the ocean Scientifically accurate details make it clear that the author ha KIRKUS REVIEWSwww.kirkusreviews.comFour introspective, first person memoirs from flora and fauna of the Earth as part of an ecologically minded call toward understanding the fragile web of life.Amberg gives voices to a group of redwood trees on the Pacific Coast, a monarch butterfly migrating to Mexico, a female wolf navigating her family through an Arctic winter and a sperm whale evaluating his life as he floats through the ocean Scientifically accurate details make it clear that the author has done his research on each species ethology and habitat the stories beauty and harshness inspire readers into action the nonhuman psychologies have an easy, natural flow and grace to them, and they often achieve a strong emotional impact An inspiring call to action

  4. Sarah Koz Sarah Koz says:

    Jennifer Huffman, Independent Publisher Review Finally, a book about nature written by nature In a collection of four short stories, author Jay Amberg chronicles the lives and journeys of four life forms by giving them each a voice In their own words, an Arctic wolf, a migrating monarch butterfly, a lone sperm whale, and a Pacific Northwest redwood tree paint a picture of how they interact with their environment, emphasizing their daily fight to survive As the book unfolds, a reoccurring li Jennifer Huffman, Independent Publisher Review Finally, a book about nature written by nature In a collection of four short stories, author Jay Amberg chronicles the lives and journeys of four life forms by giving them each a voice In their own words, an Arctic wolf, a migrating monarch butterfly, a lone sperm whale, and a Pacific Northwest redwood tree paint a picture of how they interact with their environment, emphasizing their daily fight to survive As the book unfolds, a reoccurring life cycle theme emerges Throughout each story, the reader s frame of mind is transformed to that of the organism because Amberg presents the struggle to survive from its point of view To complicate the fight for survival, each story also contains ominous hints about the presence of man and evidence of his impact on the organism s life and habitat The first story revolves around the life cycle of a redwood grove The redwood describes what physical processes affect the growth of the stand and how it thrives in a stable cycle of birth, growth, death, decay, and rebirth But it is troubling when the redwood describes how, over time, the air has become drier, temperatures have increased, the river floodsfrequently, the floods aresevere, and the rainy season is shorter The themes of the remaining stories are similar A monarch butterfly details the stages of his short life and basic needs After succumbing to his urge to migrate, he takes his final journey but is not able to find the forested winter roosting area An Arctic wolf courageously leads her pack in the fight against starvation, rival wolves, and brutal cold while she raises her litter of pups with tenderness and care However, she is set on edge due to brief encounters with an unfamiliar creature that lurks about near the edge of her pack Finally, a mature male sperm whale tells of his life experiences from birth to maturity and the never ending migration he must make between northern and southern oceans His story is distressing as he recalls details of man s historical slaughtering of his species along with the effects of global warming and environmental pollution on the oceans In the end, by having the plants and animals tell their own stories about their fight for survival in delicately balanced ecosystems, Amberg effectively persuades the reader that protection of these systems is essential By framing the stories from the creature s point of view, he provides a sometimes warm, yet sometimes tragic, read which engages the reader from start to finish

  5. Literary Classics Book Awards & Reviews Literary Classics Book Awards & Reviews says:

    Uniquely told from a first person perspective, Cycle is a compilation of four different stories Narrated by a ring of Redwood trees, a Monarch butterfly, a mother wolf, and a whale, each respective story offers insight into the wonders of nature around us Each life form is confronted by threats of harm while realizing its purpose in the grand scheme on this earth.Author Jay Amberg s use of eloquent prose, combined with interesting facts and thought provoking insight, help make this compelling Uniquely told from a first person perspective, Cycle is a compilation of four different stories Narrated by a ring of Redwood trees, a Monarch butterfly, a mother wolf, and a whale, each respective story offers insight into the wonders of nature around us Each life form is confronted by threats of harm while realizing its purpose in the grand scheme on this earth.Author Jay Amberg s use of eloquent prose, combined with interesting facts and thought provoking insight, help make this compelling book one that will appeal to many, especially those with an affinity for nature

  6. Bob Boone Bob Boone says:

    Alicia C Accardi, Closed the Cover Alpha was by far my favorite of the tales This story is so thoroughly understandable that I forgot it was written about an animal Her struggles, desires, heart and emotions were easily recognized The author gets my heartiest applause for delivering a story of life, death, family, tradition, survival and parenting so splendidly It is fluid, engrossing and kept me engaged to the point that I began to readslowly I didn t want it to end.

  7. Jay Amberg Jay Amberg says:

    Marcus Hammond, Luxury Reading Each story paints a vivid picture of how complex and fragile a system the natural world is Amberg cleverly mixes biology and fiction to provide an enjoyable, at times, heartbreaking, and thought provoking view into the wheel of life that everything and everyone is surrounded by and has an impact on.

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