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A master of her craft, Sarah Addison Allen draws you in with her whimsy and poetic language, only to lay bare the deep emotional truths of being human. Magic realism can be hit or miss for me. It works here. “Not everything has to be real to be true.” This book is filled with lyrical prose and magical realism which hooked me from the start. Birds, ghosts, people and beautiful imagery what is not to love about this magical story that will capture your heart.
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Zoey’s neighbors are a quirky bunch, but they soon become her chosen family. Which character do you most identify with? Is that character also your favorite? Why or why not? There are birds, and there are other birds. Maybe they don’t sing. Maybe they don’t fly. Maybe they don’t fit in. I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather be an other bird than just the same old thing.’
There are whimsical birds, magical cornmeal, and love just waiting to be found. Spending the time to read this book was both poignant and delightful. I just love this authors books and this one was a long time coming. Well worth the wait. Well,” he said, drawing the word out like a tune. “Don’t hear of too many people moving to Mallow Island. It’s mostly a tourist place because of that book by Roscoe Avanger. You know it?”
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Of course, this author always has a touch of magical realism in her novels, this time a few meddling ghosts. Sarah Addison Allen is known for writing books with magical realism and this one is no exception! Set on Mallow Island, South Carolina, the author creates a world that I would love to inhabit!I loved this cast of characters who resided in this building… they are all lonely souls, some with secrets from the past..
Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen: Book Review Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen: Book Review
There are birds, and then there are otherbirds. Maybe they don’t sing. Maybe they don’t fly. Maybe they don’t fit in. I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather be an other bird than just the same old thing.”
SARAH ADDISON ALLEN
Between the real and the imaginary there are stories that take flight in the most extraordinary ways."