Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise

Large Print - 2012
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In the tropical paradise that is Miami, Avis and Brian Muir are still haunted by the loss of their daughter, Felice, who ran away at thirteen. After five years of modeling tattoos, skateboarding, clubbing, and sleeping rough, Felice is turning eighteen. Her parents and her brother Stanley will each be forced to confront their anguish, and sense of betrayal, while Felice must reckon with the guilty secret that drove her away from them.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2012
Edition: Large print ed
Description: 611 p. (large print) ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781410445070
Branch Call Number: LP AbuJ


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Citygal2 Aug 18, 2015

A well-received novel but a big disappointment. Poor character development - lots of pop psych to feign insight into behavior but little actual substance conveyed. Much too much flashback that became very annoying; it only served to flesh out the size of the book, not add to the story and often at inappropriate times.

First & last read by this author for me.

madison382 Jun 16, 2015

After reading the synopsis of this book, I had great expectation, but was very disappointed with the book.

Nov 27, 2013

This book is a lyrical and thoughtful portrait of the currents that pull apart, and pull together, a family in
Florida. Don't expect action-packed thrill rides. Expect to experience emotion.

May 10, 2013

This is one of those books where the synopsis on the back of the book is better than the actual novel. The whole book is infected with unending boring details about baking. If you like baking you might enjoy it but it's supposed to be about a 13 year old child who runs away from home. The author uses a lot of different languages with no translation or meaning of the words.

deborah2252 Oct 24, 2012

Usually like this author. Read this one fairly long ago and my new disabllity keeps me from recalling why I liked this book. But I know I did.

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