Marcy Cottrell Houle

Marcy Cottrell Houle

An author whose passion is to give voice to things that have no voice.

Books

One City’s Wilderness: Portland’s Forest Park
One City’s Wilderness: Portland’s Forest Park
Situated in the rugged hills west of Portland, Oregon, Forest Park is one of the largest urban parks in the world and the only city...
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The Gift of Caring: Saving Our Parents from the Perils of Modern Healthcare
The Gift of Caring: Saving Our Parents from the Perils of Modern Healthcare
The desire to help our elders navigate health issues is clear and universal—how to assure proper care and a good ending is not. Combining adroit...
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Wings for My Flight: The Peregrine Falcons of Chimney Rock
Wings for My Flight: The Peregrine Falcons of Chimney Rock
Forty years ago, the peregrine falcon was on the U.S. endangered species list and many doubted that it would survive. Marcy Houle was a young...
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The Prairie Keepers, Secrets of the Zumwalt
The Prairie Keepers, Secrets of the Zumwalt
In the remote northeast corner of Oregon lies the ruggedly beautiful Zumwalt Prairie. A wild expanse of untilled ground covering nearly two hundred square miles,...
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About

houle-author-photo-1-e1423415284788-1024x1024Marcy Cottrell Houle, MS   is a wildlife biologist and award-winning author of four books and numerous articles for The New York Times, LA Times, Reader’s Digest, Nature Conservancy Magazine, Cricket Magazine for children, among others.  Her book “Wings for My Flight: The Peregrine Falcons of Chimney Rock,” and her newest book, “The Gift of Caring: Saving Our Parents from the Perils of Modern Healthcare,” have each won the national Christopher Award. Her books have also received the Oregon Book Award and New York City Library Best Books. The Prairie Keepers: Secrets of the Zumwalt was selected as a New York Times Notable Reading and NYT’s Best Books for Earth Day. Marcy lives with her family on a small farm near Portland, Oregon.

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