Birds of America

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by Lorrie Moore | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780307474964 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 2/1/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, February 01, 2021
I found this softcover anthology in this Little Free Library in Pepperell MA while dropping off some books of my own ahead of a snowstorm. The stories tend to be deeply personal, whether dealing with a woman who's distracted by memories during an unwelcome teaching-hospital examination or a family coming to terms with the death of their beloved cat - and the surprising gathering of birds and other wildlife in the yard. Parenthood, family pressure, a child with cancer... and a truly devastating tale about a woman who - feeling awkward about holding other people's babies - is handed one at a neighborhood picnic and has a fall, in which the baby hits its head and dies. Yeah... that one was rough, both in concept and in the details of how quickly things can change, and how the fallout can affect everyone concerned. It takes an unexpected turn when the woman discovers the benefits of therapeutic massage, a sort of closed-loop from her fear of touching others to need-to-be-touched. And there's a kicker to that as well; memorable story!

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Webster St. in Andover, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Released 1 wk ago (2/23/2021 UTC) at Little Free Library, Webster St. in Andover, Massachusetts USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Guidelines for safely visiting and stocking Little Free Libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic, from the LFL site here.

I left this book in this roomy, new-to-me Little Free Library; hope someone enjoys it!

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*** Released for the 2021 Great Backyard Bird Count challenge (see www.birdcount.org to join the count). ***

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