RaveChapter 16... entirely original and deeply satisfying ... Individually, the pieces are polished jewels ... But the discrete pieces gain depth and resonance from accrual ... The natural histories complement and enlarge the personal ones. Renkl’s wry appraisal of both human and nonhuman animals is affectionate yet unsentimental ... Renkl is a clear-eyed observer. She’s also a gorgeous writer ... I can’t help but compile a list of people I want to gift with Late Migrations. I want them to emerge from it, as I did, ready to apprehend the world freshly, better able to perceive its connections and absorb its lessons.