Bird Dogs and Betty Cakes

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This assortment of 36 essays culled from Tom Carney's outdoor recreation column for the Oakland (Michigan) Press has been called "a dandy collection" by none other than best-selling humorist Patrick F. McManus.

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In "Bird Dogs and Betty Cakes," Tom Carney returns to his roots, offering the unique blend of humor, poignancy, insight and thoughtfulness that seasoned his award-winning "Sun-Drenched Days, Two-Blanket Nights." These thirty-six essays invite thr reader to tighten the boot laces, drop a couple shells in the shotgun or grab a paddle, always guided by Carney's keen wit and his sensitivity to things around him. The journey includes a tip of the cap to and a step in the direction of a variety of treas that await the visitor to the outdoors. The essays are preceded in the book by the recipe for Betty Cake itself, an important element of each fall's woodcock camp for Carney and his pals. Audiences of all ages find his writing to be easy to read but not simplistic. For example, how many times have you had a turkey hunting story embellished with wayward thoughts about Hemigway or Mozart? Young readers appreciate the fact that the essays are short, rarely longer than 1,000 words. Women married to sportsmen love how Carney's wife, Maureen, always wins. And sportsmen and women alike appreciate how when he writes about the outdoors experience, Tom Carney gets it right.

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"Bird Dogs and Betty Cakes" is the third book from Tom Carney who is the only multiple winner of the "Best Book" award from the Michigan Outdoor Writers Association. He took first place for "Sun-Drenched Days, Two-Blanket Nights (1994) and for "Natural Wonders of Michigan: A Guide to Parks, Preserves, and Wild Places (1996). Additionally, he is the only writer to have placed in both the magazine and newspaper categories in the recently introduced Crowe Award for "Best Column" from the Michigan Outdoor Writers Association. Carney and his wife Maureen live in southeast Michigan. Whenever possible they head to their cabin in Michigan's northwoods with their English setters Maggie, Lucy and Belle. Maggie (Sun-Drenched Days ...) and Lucy (Betty Cakes) have been the featured models for the cover illustrations of each of Tom's collections of essays.

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