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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 Spells, Other 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.
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?