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Rain Birds
by Harriet McKight | Literature & Fiction
Registered by bookworm76 of Chermside, Queensland Australia on 7/9/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by bookworm76 from Chermside, Queensland Australia on Sunday, July 09, 2017

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Alan and Pina have lived contentedly in isolated – and insular – Boney Point for thirty years. Now they are dealing with Alan’s devastating early-onset Alzheimer’s diagnosis. As he is cast adrift in the depths of his own mind, Pina is left to face the consequences alone, until the arrival of a flock of black cockatoos seems to tie him, somehow, to the present.

Nearby, conservation biologist Arianna Brandt is involved in a project trying reintroduce the threatened glossy black cockatoos into the wilds of Murrungowar National Park. Alone in the haunted bush, and with her birds failing to thrive, Arianna’s personal demons start to overwhelm her and risk undoing everything.

At first, when the two women’s paths cross, they appear at loggerheads but – in many ways – they are invested in the same outcome but for different reasons.

Ultimately, unexpected events will force them both to let go of their pasts and focus on the future.

Rain Birds is a powerful and lyrical novel about love, grief and loss, one that examines personal tragedy as set against global and environmental responsibilities, and how we negotiate our often-conflicting ideals. 


Journal Entry 2 by bookworm76 at State Library of Queensland - OBCZ on Ground Floor in South Bank (South Brisbane), Queensland Australia on Saturday, July 15, 2017

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Released 3 mos ago (7/15/2017 UTC) at State Library of Queensland - OBCZ on Ground Floor in South Bank (South Brisbane), Queensland Australia

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I will take this along to the next bookcrossing meetup.

If not picked up I will leave at the OBCZ 


Journal Entry 3 by wombles at Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Sunday, July 30, 2017

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Picked up at meetup today at O'malleys.  


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