Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme that highlights books soon to be released, the ones we’re excited about but haven’t read yet. It’s hosted by Wishful Endings, and was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine. Y’all can check out all of this week’s Can’t-Wait Wednesday posts here.

Title: Other Birds

Author: Sarah Addison Allen

Genre: Magical Realism, Contemporary Fiction, Women’s Friendship Fiction

Publication Date: August 30, 2022

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press


From Sarah Addison Allen, the New York Times bestselling author of Garden SpellsOther Birds is an enchanting tale filled with magical realism and moments of pure love that won’t let you go.

Between the real and the imaginary, there are stories that take flight in the most extraordinary ways. Right off the coast of South Carolina, on Mallow Island, The Dellawisp sits—a stunning cobblestone building shaped like a horeshoe and named after the tiny turquoise birds who, alongside its human tenants, inhabit an air of magical secrecy.

When Zoey comes to claim her deceased mother’s apartment on Mallow Island, she meets her quirky and secretive neighbors, including a girl on the run, two estranged middle-aged sisters, a lonely chef, a legendary writer, and three ghosts. Each with their own story, Each with their own longings. Each whose ending isn’t written yet.

My thoughts:

Sarah Addison Allen’s book The Sugar Queen was my introduction to magical realism, and I’ve loved her work ever since. I’m ridiculously excited to have an advance copy to review, and I’ll be sharing my thoughts later on the blog. If you’d like to pre-order, grab your own copy here (affiliate link).

Have you ever read any of Allen’s books? If you have, what’s your favorite so far?

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10 Responses to Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen

  1. I read Allen’s first 2 books but never had time to revisit her.

  2. This sounds very intriguing. I’ve seen her other titles but haven’t had a chance to read them yet.

  3. Cindy Davis says:

    I hope it’s as good as you are anticipating! Have a great Wednesday!

  4. Ashley S. says:

    This sounds really good! And I LOVE that cover! Thanks for sharing. Hope you enjoy it! 🙂

  5. sjhigbee says:

    I haven’t read any books by this author – but I’m a soft touch for excellent magic realism… Thank you for sharing this one, Lisa – and giving me another author to check out:)).

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