BYRD

By Kim Church
Dzanc BooksMarch 2014
dzancbooks.org
kimchurch.com

Trade Paperback228 pages, $14.95, ISBN: 9781938604522
Subject: Friendship / Coming of Age / History

"Brilliant writing—lively and heartbreaking at every turn."Jill McCorkle, New York Times bestselling author of Life After Life

"This protagonist is so appealing, with her unflinching moral candor, her mistakes based on generous instincts. The prose is lilting, joyous. This novel--about young lives that start out full of promise, falter, then recover--is a hard luck story that will make you feel good."Debra Monroe, author of On the Outskirts of Normal: Forging a Family Against the Grain

"Addie is a particular woman -- a character that will linger and grow beloved -- but she could also be your sister, your roommate from college, a friend in the neighborhood. ... Kim Church has imagined a world of good people missing the mark as good people sometimes do. They're familiar, a comfort. I will never forget the impact of the final pages."Patricia Henley, National Book Award finalist and author of Other Heartbreaks

"A richly layered story that explores motherhood and its attendant relationships in ways that break new ground, both stylistically and thematically. Already recognized for her work in the short story form, Kim Church should gain national attention with this original and important novel."Angela Davis-Gardner, author of Butterfly's Child

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