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Night Bird Calling

(2021)
A novel by

 
 
From award-winning author Cathy Gohlke, whose novels have been called “haunting” (Library Journal on Saving Amelie) and “page-turning” (Francine Rivers on Secrets She Kept), comes a historical fiction story of courage and transformation set in rural Appalachia on the eve of WWII.
When Lilliana Swope’s beloved mother dies, Lilliana gathers her last ounce of courage and flees her abusive husband for the home of her only living relative in the foothills of No Creek, North Carolina. Though Hyacinth Belvidere hasn’t seen Lilliana since she was five, she offers her cherished great-niece a safe harbor. Their joyful reunion inspires plans to revive Aunt Hyacinth’s estate and open a public library where everyone is welcome, no matter the color of their skin.

Slowly Lilliana finds revival and friendship in No Creek—with precocious eleven-year-old Celia Percy, with kindhearted Reverend Jesse Willard, and with Ruby Lynne Wishon, a young woman whose secrets could destroy both them and the town. When the plans for the library also incite the wrath of the Klan, the dangers of Lilliana’s past and present threaten to topple her before she’s learned to stand.

With war brewing for the nation and for her newfound community, Lilliana must overcome a hard truth voiced by her young friend Celia: Wishing comes easy. Change don’t.

Genre: Inspirational

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Hardback Editions

January 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: Night Bird Calling
Author(s): Cathy Gohlke
ISBN: 1-4964-2971-0 / 978-1-4964-2971-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


Paperback Editions

January 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: Night Bird Calling
Author(s): Cathy Gohlke
ISBN: 1-4964-2972-9 / 978-1-4964-2972-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Night Bird Calling
Author(s): Cathy Gohlke
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU