Jonathan Livingstone Seagull: A Story
by Richard Bach
photography by Russell Munson
published by: Thorsons
paperback, 127 pages
Remember this? Written in 1970, this beautiful story for adults and children alike marked the way to an interest in all things spiritual for many people. This 'complete' edition includes Part 4, which describes life in the seagull community in the years after Jonathan left the flight training of his fellow seagulls in the hands of one of his students, Fletcher.
Richard Bach's abandoned manuscript of the fourth part came to light decades after the book was originally published. He explains in an afterward that while it didn't feel right to include it at the time of writing, it felt absolutely relevant to include it years later. I agree with him, and am glad that he did.