Thursday, 7 October 2021

Book Review: The Nature of Small Birds


From the back:

In 1975, three thousand children were airlifted out of Saigon to be adopted into Western homes. When one of those children announces her plans to return to Vietnam to find her birth mother, her loving adopted family is suddenly thrown back to the events surrounding her unconventional arrival in their lives.

Mindy's father grapples with the tension between holding on tightly and letting his daughter spread her wings. Her mother undergoes the emotional roller coaster inherent in the adoption of a child from a war-torn country, discovering the joy hidden amid the difficulties. And Mindy and her sister struggle to find the strength to accept each other as they both discover who they truly are.

My Reflections:

If you know me you know that I am a bird lover, so when I saw the beautiful cover of "The Nature of small birds" I just knew I needed to read it.

The cover which lead me to the pages did not disappoint. Within I found a beautifully soft, gently flowing narrative with amazing quotes and a compelling storyline. 

Told in three timelines, beginning in 1975 (Mom Linda), 1998 (Sister Sonny), and then skipping to 2013 (Dad Bruce.) These are all told in the voices of Linda, Sonny, and Bruce. I adored this format, you can tell the author did her research! 

Susie Finkbeiner has extreme talent in bringing this book together in a cohesive manner. She hits it just right and the reader gets to experience the culture of each era and the feel of the character. A heartwarming story following the love, acceptance, and complexities of a family knit together by God's design. A must-read!

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

Susie Finkbeiner

Susie Finkbeiner is the CBA bestselling author of All Manner of Things, which was selected as a 2020 Michigan Notable Book, and Stories That Bind Us, as well as A Cup of DustA Trail of Crumbs, and A Song of Home. She...

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! This sounds like a great read! I'll watch for it in the stores!


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