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Birds in Fall (Paperback)

Author:  Brad Kessler
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0743287398
ISBN-13: 9780743287395
Sku: 202909125
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.75H x 5L x 0.5T
Pages:  241
Age Range:  NA
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When a plane crashes off the coast of Nova Scotia, Kevin Gearns witnesses grief and bonding among the bereaved survivors who stay in his inn, while ornithologist Ana Gathreaux, who has lost her husband in the crash, remembers how they worked together to study and save birds. Reprint. 20,000 first printing. *Author: Kessler, Brad *Publication Date: 2007/03/01 *Number of Pages: 238 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 7.75
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When a plane crashes off the coast of Nova Scotia, Kevin Gearns witnesses grief and bonding among the bereaved survivors who stay in his inn, while ornithologist Ana Gathreaux, who has lost her husband in the crash, remembers how they worked together to study and save birds. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.One fall night, an innkeeper on a remote island in Nova Scotia watches an airplane plummet to the sea. As the search for survivors envelops the island, the mourning families gather at the inn, waiting for news of those they have lost. Here among strangers, they form an unusual community, struggling for comfort and consolation. A Taiwanese couple sets out fruit for their daughter's ghost. A Bulgarian man plays piano in the dark, sending the music to his lost wife. Two Dutch teenagers rage against their parents' death. An Iranian exile, mourning his niece, recites the Persian tales that carry the wisdom of centuries. At the center of this striking novel is Ana Gathreaux, an ornithologist who specializes in bird migration, and whose husband perished on the flight. | | What unfolds is the story of how these families unite and disperse in the wake of the tragedy, and how their interweaving lives are ultimately transformed. Brad Kessler's knowledge of the natural world, music, and myth enriches every page.
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After an airplane plummets into the sea near Nova Scotia, a disparate group of anxious relatives gathers at a small inn to wait for word about their missing loved ones. As their hope begins to wane, the members begin to express their grief in myriad ways: an Iranian exile tells ancient Persian stories, a couple from Taiwan put out fruit for the dead, and a Bulgarian pianist plays music for his cellist wife. As the gentle innkeeper, Kevin Gearns, tends to the needs of the mourning party, bittersweet bonds begin to form between the bereaved. Brad Kessler writes with a lyrical assuredness as he weaves together myth, music, and the tragic nuances of loss.

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"Migratory birds flutter through Brad Kessler's elegant new novel, an avian metaphor for the strength of the human spirit." 05/27/2006

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0241
Product attributePublisher:   Scribner Book Company
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