More Miracle Than Bird

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Tin House Books
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5.6 X 8.6 X 1.4 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author

Alice Miller is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the International Institute of Modern Letters. She is on the faculty of the MFA program at Cedar Crest College.


A terrific tale. . . . Written with superb emotional rightness.--Joan Silber, author of Secrets of Happiness
Alice Miller proves herself to be a superb medium. . . . A vivid portrait of mercurial artists in a tumultuous time.--Christopher Castellani, author of Leading Men
Engrossing and impressive.--Lisa Gornick, author of The Peacock Feast
Riveting. . . . Brilliantly animates a pivotal period of literary history.--Joanna Scott, author of Careers for Women
Miller probingly explores the sacrifices that accompany loving a great artist, as well as 'Willy' and Georgie's fascination with the occult.--Keija Parssinen, author of The Unraveling of Mercy Louis
The lens through which a story is told makes all the difference. . . . Miller deftly presents a portrait of Georgie, a young woman calibrating her place in the world, and her shifting relationship with the man she adores.-- "Booklist"
Historical fiction devotees will appreciate this sensitive character study wrapped in an atmospheric, moody rendering of WWI London.-- "Publishers Weekly"
Sweeping . . . A pristine, thoughtful re-imagining of the personal lives of true literary greats.-- "Shelf Awareness, Starred Review"
Subtle and low-key, Miller's debut coolly appraises the poet while fully inhabiting the woman in his shadow.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
A shimmering novel about our yearnings for forever, and the greatest mystery of life, which is, of course, love. It must be said: More Miracle than Bird is a bit of a miracle in itself.--Caroline Leavitt, author of With or Without You
More Miracle than Bird will ring in my mind's ear for a long time, and I will return to its pages. A wonderful book!--Jay Parini, author of Borges and Me
Miller has written a luminous novel about the women involved with the early 20th century's most notable men poets, offering a fresh portrayal of the women's brilliant complexity. Ambition, artifice, and adventure draw them through a contingent world unsettled by spirits, mediums, the war dead, and soon-to-be dead. But Miller is up to more than telling a story of these fascinating lives: More Miracle Than Bird makes a sly and disturbing inquiry into how art truly gets made and to whom it belongs.--Katherine Dion, author of The Dependents