The Snow Goose
by Paul Gallico
In BriefA hunchback lives a hermit-like existence in an abandoned lighthouse, with nothing for company but flocks of wild birds, paint brushes and his small sailing boat. Then one day a timid young girl appears at his door carrying an injured snow goose. It is the beginning of a very special, migratory friendship.
Why you should read itThis poignant classic captures the loneliness of a deformed man ebbing and flowing like the tide with the coming and going of a snow goose and a beautiful young girl.