Picaflor: Finding Home in South America
'Picaflor, that's what they call a hummingbird here: a snacker, nibbler, pecker of flowers. Is that what I am? A restless searcher of sweet nectar?' In Picaflor, a true story, Jessica Talbot invites the reader to travel beside her as she searches for love and meaning, while trave... read full description below.
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'Picaflor, that's what they call a hummingbird here: a snacker, nibbler, pecker of flowers. Is that what I am? A restless searcher of sweet nectar?' In Picaflor, a true story, Jessica Talbot invites the reader to travel beside her as she searches for love and meaning, while traversing the fascinating countries of South America. Along the way she lets go of grief, grasps hold of the present and finds herself occupying her own weather beaten shoes. When unexpected signs appear on her path she asks, 'Is this serendipity or fate?' As the journey unfolds she realises that you don't need to know, it can be magical either way. The story starts with Jessica getting a tattoo of a hummingbird, a reminder of new beginnings. Then a kiss at sunrise in the snow-dusted Andes of Peru sends her on a restless, risky journey that ends in Argentina. As she travels through unknown terrain, new friends give her important insights into the meaning of friendship, and old ties strengthen as she frees herself from the past. It's in the exhilarating but complicated city of Buenos Aires that she finally understands what it means to feel 'home'. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jessica Talbot grew up in New Zealand. After graduating with a Master's degree in psychology and a post-graduate diploma in clinical psychology she moved to Melbourne, where she worked as a child psychologist. She has been living and working in Buenos Aires since 2004. She is married to an Argentine and they have a young son. This is her first book
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Jessica was born in New Zealand. When she finished her Master's degree and a post graduate in clinical psychology at Otago University she moved to Melbourne. After working for seven years at a child and adolescent mental health service, she needed a big change in life. A strange prediction, from ten years before, pushed her into motion and she flew to Peru to work with street kids. The adventure that turned into a book began in the lofty Andes of Peru and ended with her finding a home in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has been living and working in Buenos Aires for more than 10 years. She is married to an Argentine and has one son.