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Book Synopsis

From Sarah Addison Allen, the New York Times bestselling author of Garden Spells, Other Birds is an enchanting tale filled with magical realism and moments of pure love that won't let you go.

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 cobblestone building shaped like a horeshoe 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 on Mallow Island, she meets her quirky and secretive neighbors, including a girl on the run, two estranged middle-aged sisters, a lonely chef, a legendary writer, and three ghosts. Each with their own story, Each with their own longings. Each whose ending isn't written yet.

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For her latest treasure of a tale, Allen has concocted a mesmerizing cast of characters, all with mysterious pasts and quiet secrets, and placed them in a dreamy Southern resort town famous for its marshmallow candy. It's a story of community, forgiveness, and the myriad ways the past haunts the present. Absolutely luscious and a true page-tuner.
--Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue

"With a dash of her signature magic, Allen dishes up a touching story that hits the sweet spot between heartache and healing. Set in an atmospheric island town, Other Birds interlaces the disappointments and dreams of a group of creative, lonely people who have more in common than they know. And that's the real magic in this story: the human ability to connect with people and places in meaningful ways that transform our lives."
--Glendy Vanderah, best-selling author of Where the Forest Meets the Stars and The Light Through the Leaves

Oh, joy of joys! A new book by Sarah Addison Allen, and Other Birds is her best yet! Dark and sweet, brutal and wise, full of delectable food and plenty of meddling ghosts, and soaked with an abiding tenderness and hope. One of my favorite books this year. --Barbara O'Neal, author of Write My Name Across the Sky and When We Believed in Mermaids

About the Author

SARAH ADDISON ALLEN is the New York Times bestselling author of Garden Spells, The Sugar Queen, The Girl Who Chased the Moon, The Peach Keeper, and Lost Lake. She was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina.
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Women
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover
Author: Sarah Addison Allen
Language: English
Street Date: August 30, 2022
TCIN: 85572754
UPC: 9781250019868
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-4938
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1 inches length x 6.12 inches width x 9.25 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews
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Loved this mystery, ghost story, and enchanting tale of lost souls and lonely strangers

5 out of 5 stars
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PhyllisE - 1 year ago
Thanks to The Book Club Cook Book and St. Martin’s Press for a gifted copy. All comments and opinions are my own. I really enjoyed this, even though it took a little while before I suddenly became so captivated that I couldn’t put it down. In fact, I’m still thinking about the characters, and was sorry when the story ended. This was a wonderful novel about identity, ghosts, second chances, and family. These misfit characters develop a familial relationship, like the flock of birds that inhabit the apartment courtyard where they all live. It’s a mystery, a ghost story, an enchanting tale of lost souls and lonely strangers, the secrets that shape them, and the invisible threads that bring them all together. I have always wanted to read one of Sarah Addison Allen’s novels – I even currently have two of her other books on my shelves – and now that I’ve just finished “Other Birds” I look forward to returning to her storytelling world of magic realism and charmed characters. I highly recommend this heartwarming and memorable southern novel. Another one for my “Favorites” shelf!
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Dailyegg - 2 years ago
I am a big fan of Sarah Addison Allen. Her books are ones I have reread over and over. I have anxiously awaiting this book for years. This book is in the same category of the rest of her books. A classic. One that must be on my bookshelf. Sarah Addison Allen writes characters who just can't help but love and wish that you knew them in real life. I especially loved the character, Camille. This book stirred so many emotions in me. I don't think I will be the same again.
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