The Wild Birds by Emily Strelow – Book Review

Julie Haiselden

I recently reviewed this novel as part of the team at WHISPERINGSTORIES

The Wild Birds by Emily Strelow

The Wild Birds

Author – Emily Strelow
Publisher – Rare Bird Books
Pages – 248
Released – 29th March 2018
ISBN-13 – 978-1945572753
Format – hardcover
Reviewer – Julie
Rating – 4 Stars
I received a free copy of this book

Cast adrift in 1870s San Francisco after the death of her mother, a girl named Olive disguises herself as a boy and works as a lighthouse keeper’s assistant on the Farallon Islands to escape the dangers of a world unkind to young women. In 1941, nomad Victor scours the Sierras searching for refuge from a home to which he never belonged. And in the present day, precocious fifteen year-old Lily struggles, despite her willfulness, to find a place for herself amongst the small town attitudes of Burning Hills, Oregon.

Living alone with her hardscrabble mother Alice compounds…

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