Other Birds

Thank you, St Martin’s Press, for the gifted copy of Other Birds 🕊 {partner}

Genre: Magical Realism
Trope: Found Family
Format: 📖
Pub Date: 8.30.2022
Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆.5

Summary:

“Between the real and the imaginary, there are stories that take flight in the most extraordinary ways.

Right off the coast of South Carolina, on Mallow Island, The Dellawisp sits—a stunning old cobblestone building shaped like a horseshoe, and named after the tiny turquoise birds who, alongside its human tenants, inhabit an air of magical secrecy.

When Zoey comes to claim her deceased mother’s apartment at the Dellawisp she meets her quirky and secretive neighbors, including a young woman with a past, two estranged middle-aged sisters, and a lonely chef, and three ghosts. The sudden death of one of Zoey’s new neighbors sets off a search that leads to the island’s famous author and to a long-estranged relative of the sisters.”

Review:

Millionaire Pie

“There are birds, and then 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.”

I adored this story! It was just what I needed to read – there is always something that draws me into a found family story. I don’t have a big family, so I try to create my own with the people I am closest to in life. So, in these types of books, I can always find a little bit of myself nestled throughout the pages.

All of the book’s characters felt unique and brought their own uniqueness to the storyline. I don’t think I could pick just one I loved, but I enjoyed reading Lizbeth’s story. I had her chapters all figured out in my mind, and what ended up happening was much different than what I anticipated (and I certainly liked Allen’s version more).

Nestled throughout the pages of Other Birds are countless lessons on loving the ones you’re with, appreciating your own quirkiness, letting go, and loving despite

never being loved in return.

🥰 Found family
✨ Full of small-town southern charm
👻 Ghost chapters were my favorite (shocking, I know)
🤍 Zoey & Pigeon

Other Birds is one of those books that sticks with you and holds a special place in your heart. I recommend reading Other Birds if you enjoyed reading any of Heather Webber‘s books.


BOOK INFO
Format: 334 pages, hardback
Published: August 2022
ISBN 1250019869 (ISBN13: 9781250019868)

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