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            America’s Other Audubon




2014 Events


Please contact my publicist Diane Levinson for book talk requests:




March 11

Book Talk and Signing: Joy Kiser, America’s Other Audubon:

Bellevue Public Library 224 E. Main St.,

Bellevue, Ohio 44811


Amateur naturalist and artist Genevieve Jones, of the Akron area, began drawing bird eggs and nests to help identify them and soothe her own broken heart. After she died unexpectedly, her family finished and published the drawings in 1886. Kiser’s book brings these lithographs back into public view and tells the story of the Jones family and their unique contribution to American art. *Books for sale at The Golden Acorn. Bring your own copy of the book                 for her to sign!

In partnership for this event, Art@106 is “Taking Flight.” The studio will be open on Tuesday, March 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to feature its collection of artwork on birds, including paintings, carvings, stained glass, pastels and cards by Bellevue artists. Information, http://www.bellevuearts.net/...

March 21

The Virginia Festival of the Book

Portraits of Artists

2:00 PM


The Virginia Festival of the Book is a 5-day festival of mostly free literary events that are open to the public as we honor book culture and promote reading and literacy. Virginia Festival of the Book is a program of the

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

145 Ednam Drive,

Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

 | Phone 434.924.3296 | Fax: 434.296.4714 | vabook@virginia.edu


April 10

The Aldus Society of Columbus  --

Joy Kiser will present her new book, America's Other Audubon, which tells of the making of The Nests and Eggs of the Birds of Ohio by Genevieve Jones and her family. Joy’s book features the original 68 color plates of nests and eggs. Only 90 copies of the original Genevieve Jones book were printed and fewer than 25 copies exist today in both public institutions and private hands. Thurber Center,
91 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, OH
at 7:30 PM with socializing beginning at 7:00 PM,
unless otherwise noted.

Parking is available behind the Thurber Center




Past Events:


January 7, 2014

Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society

Rocky River, Ohio


May 16, 2013

Washington Rare Book Group

Fort McNair Officers’ Club

Washington, DC

September 29, 2012

Mass Audubon Visual Arts Center and the Canton Public Library
Boston, Massachusetts


The Book Launch!

May 9, 2012
Baird Auditorium
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
Washington, DC


The Ohioana Book Festival

May 12, 2012

Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center

Columbus, Ohio


Beinecke Rare Book &Manuscript Library

June 4, 2012

Yale University Library’s

Standing Committee on Professional Awareness

New Haven, Connecticut


Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society Forum

July 19, 2012

Loganberry Books

Shaker Heights, Ohio




The Catbird’s Nest

“America’s Other Audubon is an uncommon delight. This new volume is an opportunity to discover an essential

‘lost’ treasure of American natural history, as well as an invitation to deepen our own connection  with a wilder, natural world.”


—Lyanda Lynn Haupt, author of Crow Planet