Sugar Birds


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$16.95  $15.76
She Writes Press
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5.3 X 8.4 X 1.1 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

For most of her life, Pacific Northwest naturalist, photographer, and award-winning author Cheryl Grey Bostrom, MA, has lived in the rural and wild lands that infuse her writing. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including the American Scientific Affiliation's God and Nature Magazine, for which she's a regular photo essayist. A member of the Redbud Writers Guild, she has also authored two non-fiction books. This is her first novel. She currently resides near Lynden, WA.


"Bostrom's prose is propulsive and detailed . . . a true page-turner all the way to the end. An engrossing tale of survival and redemption in the Pacific Northwest ."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Sugar Birds is a powerful coming-of-age story . . .woven into a testament to the wondrous natural world . . . packed into one heart-pounding read. Highly recommended!"
--Chanticleer Reviews

"Suspenseful. Lyrical. Redemptive. Bostrom's voice reminds me of Delia Owens' Where the Crawdads Sing and Annie Dillard's Pilgrim at Tinker Creek."
--Taryn R. Hutchison, award-winning author of One Degree of Freedom

"Sugar Birds is a tour de force, with protagonist Agate as uniquely powerful as The Hunger Games's Katniss."
--Dr. Lynne Curry, columnist for Anchorage Daily News and author of Beating the Workplace Bully

"Bostrom's deft language, deep reverence for the natural world, and keen understanding of the human condition merge in this enduring novel of forgiveness and hope."
--Ashley E. Sweeney, award-winning author of Answer Creek

"A riveting, redemptive story! I couldn't put it down."
--Sy Garte, PhD; award-winning author of The Works of His Hands: A Scientist's Journey from Atheism to Faith

"Exquisite setting, unique characters, and a gripping plot . . . a page-turner that stays embedded in your soul."
--Sara Easterly, award-winning author of Searching for Mom

"Stirring, intelligent, and lyrical, Sugar Birds was so worth the wait."
--Mona Stuart, author of Raising Children at Promise

"Cheryl Bostrom's hard-to-put-down Sugar Birds reminds me of the classic, My Side of the Mountain--one of those rare books that appeal to every age; full of depth, pages that turn quickly, and most of all, ebullient truth."
--Katherine James, award-winning novelist; author of the memoir A Prayer for Orion

"This novel illustrates truth I know in my bones--that there is a great mending for all of my life-gashes and deep aches. Sugar Birds is the best book I have read in ages, and is a book for all ages."
--Donna Vandergriend, former chaplain; author of Out of the Mouths of Grandbabes

"What an adventure! Cheryl Bostrom skillfully intertwines compelling storylines of two girls lost in wilderness of their own making--who find rescue and freedom through gifts of trust, healing of deep hurts, and forgiveness. It's a book of hope restored."
--Emily Polis Gibson, M.D. and poet, photographer, and essayist at

"Sugar Birds is in a class by itself . . .Bostrom is a writer of astonishing originality and talent."
--Maggie Wallem Rowe, award-winning author of This Life We Share

"Beautiful literary fiction with an absorbing, well-crafted plot and attention to the natural world that remind me of Peter Heller and Leif Enger."
--Sarah Guerrero, author of Break Through