A Novel

Hardcover, 272 pages

Published Aug. 3, 2020 by Flatiron Books.

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She has always been the kind who can love but not stay. Taking only her research gear, she arrives in Greenland to follow the last Arctic terns in the world on what might be their final migration to Antarctica. She talks her way onto a fishing boat and it becomes clear that she is chasing more than just the birds.

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I don't want to say too much about the lessons here since it might veer a bit too close to spoiler territory, but there's a really nice build up in the way that it flits through timelines. There's a weaving of a picture of a woman coming to grips with the question of nature or nurture, looking for a way to gain closure in something she has no control over, the migratory path of a bird. A heavy read but well worth it in what you get from it.

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