New Release Spotlight: Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen

Happy Release Day to Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen!

It’s no secret that I don’t usually enjoy reading fantasy or anything that involves magic. In fact, I recently lauded Victoria Lynn’s summer release Once I Knew for crafting a strong fantasy story without the use of magic. Somehow, Sarah Addison Allen still manages to be one of my favorite authors even though all of her books involve magic. Perhaps it is the fact that the magic in her stories has no connotation to good or evil or anything paranormal, or that it fits into the worlds she builds to well that it reads as commonplace and exciting at the same time. Whatever the reason, these are books that I always look forward to reading. I can’t wait to discover what lies ahead in Other Birds!

About the Book

Title: Other Birds

Author: Sarah Addison Allen (her website here)

Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Magical Realism

Synopsis: Right off the coast of South Carolina, on Mallow Island, The Dellawisp sits—a stunning old cobblestone building shaped like a horseshoe, 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 an island outside of Charleston 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 yet written.

Have you read any of this author’s books? If so, which is your favorite? I think mine is First Frost, but The Sugar Queen is really good as well.

Until the next chapter,

Jana

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