The Book of Dead Birds

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Product Details

Price
$16.99
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.34 X 8.0 X 0.64 inches | 0.43 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780060528041

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About the Author

Gayle Brandeis is the author of The Book of Dead Birds, the winner of Barbara Kingsolver's Bellwether Prize, an award in support of a literature of social change. Reviewers have highly praised this, her first novel, and Toni Morrison said: "It has an edgy beauty that enhances perfectly the seriousness of its contents." She is also the author. Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write.

Reviews

"Lyrical, imaginative, beautifully crafted, and deeply intelligent. Before anything else, its characters take you by the heart." -- Barbara Kingsolver

"[It] has an edgy beauty that enhances perfectly the seriousness of its contents." -- Toni Morrison

"THE BOOK OF DEAD BIRDS is a story of healing--a skillful, textured weaving of dark and light." -- Donna M. Gershten, author of KISSING THE VIRGIN'S MOUTH

"The plight of the mother and daughter is ... heartbreaking." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A moving and perceptive first novel." -- O magazine

"Brandeis's writing is sensitive, lyrical and diverse." -- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"A uniquely inventive novel." -- Rocky Mountain News

"Intricate and elegant ... a novel that illustrates a compelling search for meaning that is ultimately familiar." -- Denver Post

"Moving ... powerful and strangely interesting." -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"An emotional story forged in crystalline prose." -- Bust Magazine

"[A] vivid tale of a woman learning to save and cherish life." -- San Francisco Chronicle