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Birds of a Lesser Paradise

Birds of a Lesser Paradise

(2012)
A collection of stories by

 
An "astonishing debut collection, by a writer reminiscent of such greats as Alice Munro, Elizabeth Strout, and even Chekhov" (Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants), focusing on women navigating relationships with humans, animals, and the natural world.

Exploring the way our choices and relationships are shaped by the menace and beauty of the natural world, Megan Mayhew Bergman's powerful and heartwarming collection captures the surprising moments when the pull of our biology becomes evident, when love or fear collides with good sense, or when our attachment to an animal or wild place can't be denied.

In "Housewifely Arts", a single mother and her son drive hours to track down an African gray parrot that can mimic her deceased mother's voice. A population-control activist faces the ultimate conflict between her loyalty to the environment and her maternal desire in "Yesterday's Whales". And in the title story, a lonely naturalist allows an attractive stranger to lead her and her aging father on a hunt for an elusive woodpecker.

As intelligent as they are moving, the stories in Birds of a Lesser Paradise are alive with emotion, wit, and insight into the impressive power that nature has over all of us. "This is a poignant prose menagerie" (Associated Press).

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: Birds of a Lesser Paradise: Stories
Author(s): Megan Mayhew Bergman
ISBN: 1-4516-4335-7 / 978-1-4516-4335-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

November 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Birds of a Lesser Paradise: Stories
Author(s): Megan Mayhew Bergman
ISBN: 1-4516-4336-5 / 978-1-4516-4336-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

November 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: Birds of a Lesser Paradise: Stories
Author(s): Megan Mayhew Bergman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

March 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Birds of a Lesser Paradise: Stories
Author(s): Megan Mayhew Bergman
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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