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Birds of Wonder❮PDF❯ ✪ Birds of Wonder Author Cynthia Robinson – Varanus.us One August morning while walking her dog, high school English teacher Beatrice Ousterhout stumbles over the dead body of a student, Amber Inglin, who was to play the lead in Beatrice s production of J One August morning while walking her dog, high school English teacher Beatrice Ousterhout stumbles over the dead body of a student, Amber Inglin, who was to play the lead in Beatrice s production of John Webster s Jacobean tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi Barely able to speak, Beatrice calls the police That is to say, she calls her daughter Jes Birds of ePUB ¹ is a detective with two years of experience under her belt and a personal life composed primarily of a string of one night stands, including the owner of the field in which Beatrice has found Amber In addition to a house and a field, Child Services lawyer Liam Walsh owns a vineyard, where Amber Inglin, along with a handful of other teens who ve had difficulty negotiating the foster system, was an intern Set among the hills and lakes of upstate New York and told in six vibrantly distinct voices, this complex and original narrative chronicles the rippling effects of a young girl s death through a densely intertwined community By turns funny, fierce, lyrical and horrifying, Birds of Wonder probes family ties, the stresses that break them, and the pasts that never really let us go.

Birds of Wonder Kindle ☆ Birds of  ePUB ¹
    Have Kindle books Webster s Jacobean tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi Barely able to speak, Beatrice calls the police That is to say, she calls her daughter Jes Birds of ePUB ¹ is a detective with two years of experience under her belt and a personal life composed primarily of a string of one night stands, including the owner of the field in which Beatrice has found Amber In addition to a house and a field, Child Services lawyer Liam Walsh owns a vineyard, where Amber Inglin, along with a handful of other teens who ve had difficulty negotiating the foster system, was an intern Set among the hills and lakes of upstate New York and told in six vibrantly distinct voices, this complex and original narrative chronicles the rippling effects of a young girl s death through a densely intertwined community By turns funny, fierce, lyrical and horrifying, Birds of Wonder probes family ties, the stresses that break them, and the pasts that never really let us go."/>
  • Paperback
  • 329 pages
  • Birds of Wonder
  • Cynthia Robinson
  • English
  • 23 March 2018
  • 1641365269

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    Have Kindle books Webster s Jacobean tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi Barely able to speak, Beatrice calls the police That is to say, she calls her daughter Jes Birds of ePUB ¹ is a detective with two years of experience under her belt and a personal life composed primarily of a string of one night stands, including the owner of the field in which Beatrice has found Amber In addition to a house and a field, Child Services lawyer Liam Walsh owns a vineyard, where Amber Inglin, along with a handful of other teens who ve had difficulty negotiating the foster system, was an intern Set among the hills and lakes of upstate New York and told in six vibrantly distinct voices, this complex and original narrative chronicles the rippling effects of a young girl s death through a densely intertwined community By turns funny, fierce, lyrical and horrifying, Birds of Wonder probes family ties, the stresses that break them, and the pasts that never really let us go."/>
  1. says:

    I think the author attempted to give this book an artistic and unique spin to the over saturated murder mystery genre What I first thought would be a standard murder mystery ended up something different altogether I m not entirely sure I enjoyed all aspects of this book though It seemed to me the whole town was full of seedy unsavoury people that made you dislike suspect everyone of evil wrong doings that by the end you had no idea where the story was leading The second half of the book was I think the author attempted to give this book an artistic and unique spin to the over saturated murder mystery genre What I first thought would be a standard murder mystery ended up something different altogether I m not entirely sure I enjoyed all aspects of this book though It seemed to me the whole town was full of seedy unsavoury people that made you dislike suspect everyone of evil wrong doings that by the end you had no idea where the story was leading The second half of the book was by far aenjoyable read as it wasn t your typical whodunnit mystery but a dissection of a town uncovering a host of murky characters and as you got deeper you got a better picture of the people in it and how everyone fit into the storyline It was interesting with all the different narrators but sometimes the writing veered off track making it an uneven read overall I d give this book 3.5 stars as I was curious to see how the whole plot would unfold Thanks to Netgalley and Smith Publicity for my advanced copy Pub date 20th Feb 2018


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    Many thanks to Smith Publicity for providing my free copy of BIRDS OF WONDER by Cynthia Robinson all opinions are my own.This is an original and lovely debut with interesting characters and an intriguing plot The story starts off when a teacher, Beatrice, stumbles across the dead body of the star of a high school play, and it just takes off from there This is a very character driven story that focuses primarily on relationships and secrets It is not a thriller by any means, but rather a work Many thanks to Smith Publicity for providing my free copy of BIRDS OF WONDER by Cynthia Robinson all opinions are my own.This is an original and lovely debut with interesting characters and an intriguing plot The story starts off when a teacher, Beatrice, stumbles across the dead body of the star of a high school play, and it just takes off from there This is a very character driven story that focuses primarily on relationships and secrets It is not a thriller by any means, but rather a work of literary fiction with elements of mystery and suspense.There are six different point of views but the story is told primarily from two perspectives Beatrice, and her detective daughter, Jes Beatrice comes off as confused and disorganized and Jes isn t very kind towards her I was most intrigued by their relationship as Jes harbors a lot of animosity towards her mother, which in the end, the reason why becomes VERY clear.One of my favorite aspects of the book are the creative and artistic details from Robinson From the beautiful birds to the Shakespearean references integrated throughout, it s these details that make the story unique I really enjoyed BIRDS OF WONDER and look forward to what Robinson comes out with next.My rating is 4.5 5 stars


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    When I first opened this book, I saw the table of contents and thought, WOW, that s a lot of different POVs And we do get a variety of them Jes, Beatrice, Edward, Liam, Connor and Waldo There are times when too many POVs are introduced and it can get muddled and confusing I m happy to report that this does not happen here It s easy to follow along with and I always find it interesting to be able to be inside the mind of the main players of a story.Mostly this focuses on Jes As an officer When I first opened this book, I saw the table of contents and thought, WOW, that s a lot of different POVs And we do get a variety of them Jes, Beatrice, Edward, Liam, Connor and Waldo There are times when too many POVs are introduced and it can get muddled and confusing I m happy to report that this does not happen here It s easy to follow along with and I always find it interesting to be able to be inside the mind of the main players of a story.Mostly this focuses on Jes As an officer of the law, she clearly has issues with her relationship with her mother, Beatrice, leads her sex life in a variety of drive bys and doesn t much care what anyone else thinks I do enjoy a character with some sass I felt myself getting irritated in her attitude towards her mother but then we find out why she is this way and wow GOT IT.This isn t so much a police procedural or even really a thriller it ischaracter driven as we see the relationships between each of them Mother daughter, sisters brother, husband wife, co workers, etc The uniqueness of this story are all the bird references While this isn t a subject that normally piques my interest, I did find it intriguing in the story line A solid debut novel from Cynthia This isn t a book that will shock you with some crazy twist or throat punch you into a WHAT THE moment However, it does all come together at the end nicely and the author does keep you intrigued in the need to know Sometimes it takes a tragic event to muddle up the waters and move you from that stationary point in your life.3.5 stars rounding to 4


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    This book will appear early next year I read it in proofs So wait for it What I like I love the genre of detective novels with wayward women setting the pace V I Warshawski And I live in Ithaca So a wayward woman who transgresses in the vineyards along Cayuga Lake would appeal to me already.The cuts between characters as the central character chases leads in the death of a lovely teenager she clashes with her doting but in her dotage mother and fights off memory flashbacks of her This book will appear early next year I read it in proofs So wait for it What I like I love the genre of detective novels with wayward women setting the pace V I Warshawski And I live in Ithaca So a wayward woman who transgresses in the vineyards along Cayuga Lake would appeal to me already.The cuts between characters as the central character chases leads in the death of a lovely teenager she clashes with her doting but in her dotage mother and fights off memory flashbacks of her ornithology childhood with her deceased father can sometimes be hard to follow, but overall this is an excellent novel that both inhabits and transcends the genre I know that it s tempting to notice the university that s on the hill over the town where the action mostly takes place, but I also like it that the novel pretty much ignores it in favor of the local story


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    A hauntingly beautiful, page turning debut.Cynthia Robinson tells the story of a murdered young girl through the eyes of six very different characters With poetic prose, complex characters, and artistic details, Robinson weaves a witty, dark tale of community, family and consequences.I loved this book from the first page Robinson managed to make something unique in a genre where you rarely find something original The writing is intelligent but incredibly readable The story is character drive A hauntingly beautiful, page turning debut.Cynthia Robinson tells the story of a murdered young girl through the eyes of six very different characters With poetic prose, complex characters, and artistic details, Robinson weaves a witty, dark tale of community, family and consequences.I loved this book from the first page Robinson managed to make something unique in a genre where you rarely find something original The writing is intelligent but incredibly readable The story is character driven with twists and suspense The end result is something that will stay with you.I can t wait to read what Robinson writes next


  6. says:

    I loved this book so much The plot was rich and so intelligent The characters were even richer and fleshed out and vivid It all felt so real No stereotypes or tropes Brilliant brilliant debut novel.


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    I want to thank Cynthia Robinson for writing BIRDS OF WONDER I really enjoyed the thriller aspect everyone s a suspect, which is a great hook, and I sensed that part might have been done with an ironic wink toward the genre Each of the six characters is intriguing, leaving the reader wanting to knowI found the interweaving of six distinctive narrative threads to be, frankly, masterful The prose is dynamic precise and to the point, and yet with a velvety, sort of poetic quality The sh I want to thank Cynthia Robinson for writing BIRDS OF WONDER I really enjoyed the thriller aspect everyone s a suspect, which is a great hook, and I sensed that part might have been done with an ironic wink toward the genre Each of the six characters is intriguing, leaving the reader wanting to knowI found the interweaving of six distinctive narrative threads to be, frankly, masterful The prose is dynamic precise and to the point, and yet with a velvety, sort of poetic quality The short sentences carry do the work of much longer ones Truly enjoyed this book one of the best I have read in a long time, and I devour stacks of books BIRDS OF WONDER was also very important to me on a personal level reading it was an almost cathartic experience Broken girls are broken forever They require great will and courage, and a lot of therapy, just to keep going I won t spoil this review with a spoiler, but I will say that this book came to me at a moment during which Spain has been horrified and shaken by a number of horrific cases of violence against women, all in quick succession three adolescent girls gang raped from some corners, the victims were blamed for not having fought harder against their assailants Evenhorrifying was the discovery of the body of 18 year old Diana Quer, missing for nearly a year and a half Diana was strangled because she did fight back against her attacker Damned if you do, damned if you don t From screens in the dark, to crime The visibility of these cases has brought forward many other victims Spain, and Europe too, are truly living a moment of crisis in terms of gender violence I m deeply grateful for the delicacy an intelligence with which the author approaches these themes And yes, I feel better after reading BIRDS OF WONDER As though something in me has taken a step toward healing metoo And please, keep writting


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    ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest reviewBirds of Wonder by Cynthia Robinson is an intriguing murder mystery set against the backdrop of art and wine in a small town When a young teenager, Amber Inglin, is murdered suspicion falls on her employer, vintner Liam Walsh one of his workers her foster siblings a creepy artist and his alcoholic sister Primary Investigator, Jesca Ashton is determined to solve it, but is distracted by potentially resuming an affair with, Liam, oneARC provided by author in exchange for an honest reviewBirds of Wonder by Cynthia Robinson is an intriguing murder mystery set against the backdrop of art and wine in a small town When a young teenager, Amber Inglin, is murdered suspicion falls on her employer, vintner Liam Walsh one of his workers her foster siblings a creepy artist and his alcoholic sister Primary Investigator, Jesca Ashton is determined to solve it, but is distracted by potentially resuming an affair with, Liam, one of the suspects.Ms Robinson s weaving of art and birds throughout the story set a lush and meaningful background to the story Her characters are rich and well developed, if not necessarily likable Amber s death is a beautiful life cut short, which is devastating to the people who care about her and are trying to help her, but is it as lascivious as it seems None of the characters are eminently likable and some are downright awful, but the stories within the story of the secrets that they try to hide from those around them make for compelling reading I found this book irresistible and was anxious to finish it to see how Ms Robinson resolved this mystery.I highly recommend Birds of Wonder and look forward to reading other books by this author Five stars


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    What starts out as a potentially interesting mystery segues into something different, but it s not well defined The murder of a beautiful high school girl exposes the sordid secrets of the town Well drawn characters Liked it, but didn t love it.Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.


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    Check out my blog for an author Q A and to read an excerpt This is the debut novel for Cynthia Robinson and she brings the readers on a journey seen through six different perspectives in BIRDS OF WONDER An English teacher finds the lifeless body of one of her students, and the story begins.Beatrice Ousterhout is an English teacher and is very involved in theater The reader begins to realize that her mental state seems to be slowly deteriorating, which makes her a very interesting character per Check out my blog for an author QA and to read an excerpt This is the debut novel for Cynthia Robinson and she brings the readers on a journey seen through six different perspectives in BIRDS OF WONDER An English teacher finds the lifeless body of one of her students, and the story begins.Beatrice Ousterhout is an English teacher and is very involved in theater The reader begins to realize that her mental state seems to be slowly deteriorating, which makes her a very interesting character perspective to read After stumbling upon the lifeless body of Amber, one of her students, she calls her daughter Jes Jes works for the police and begins the investigation.While this does focus on the police procedural end, we also dive into the core of the relationships between the characters Specifically the family dynamic between Beatrice and Jes and the affects her father s death had on the family I really liked the ornithology elements as someone that knows very little on the topic it was a unique inclusion for a murder investigation We also get a glimpse into the lives of those affected by Amber s death her best friend, Megan, and brother Connor.I loved going through each character and experiencing their development You would think 6 characters is a lot to jump between, but Robinson does it effortlessly I wouldn t classify this as a straight mystery novel, buta literary mystery We do get the investigation portion and some suspense, but the novel s focus is the innerworkings of relationships between mother daughter, siblings, and husband wife.Robinson will keep you engrossed in the characters and trying to figure out what truly happened I really enjoyed the ending and how we were brought there I hope to readfrom Cynthia Robinson in the future I give this one 4.5 5 stars rounded up for rating

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