THE NATURE OF SMALL BIRDS
BY SUSIE FINKBEINER
Pub Date: July 6, 2021
Pages: 368 pages
Categories: Fiction / Christian / General
Though her father supports Mindy’s desire to meet her family of origin, he struggles privately with an unsettling fear that he’ll lose the daughter he’s poured his heart into.
Mindy’s mother undergoes the emotional rollercoaster inherent in the adoption of a child from a war-torn country, discovering the joy hidden amid the difficulties. And Mindy’s sister helps her sort through relics that whisper of the effect the trauma of war has had on their family–but also speak of the beauty of overcoming.In 1975, three thousand children were airlifted out of Saigon to be adopted into Western homes. When Mindy, one of those children, announces her plans to return to Vietnam to find her birth mother, her loving adopted family is suddenly thrown back to the events surrounding her unconventional arrival in their lives.
Told through three strong voices in three compelling timelines, The Nature of Small Birds is a hopeful story that explores the meaning of family far beyond genetic code.
“Susie Finkbeiner has such an inviting and distinctive voice as a writer that you’ll gladly follow it–and follow her–to any setting.”–Valerie Fraser Luesse, Christy Award-winning author of Under the Bayou Moon.
One third of the story of The Nature of Small Birds is set in 1988. I happen to be a big fan of ‘80s movies, so I’ve compiled ten of my all-time favorite movies from that decade (in no certain order)! Which would you add?
1. The Goonies
2. Back to the Future
3. Steel Magnolias
4. The Outsiders
7. Dead Poets Society
8. Indiana Jones Trilogy
9. Stand By Me
10. The Princess Bride
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