Migrations

Migrations

Book - 2020 | First edition.
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"Franny Stone has always been a wanderer. By following the ocean's tides and the birds that soar above, she can forget the losses that have haunted her life. But when the wild she so loves begins to disappear, Franny can no longer wander without a destination. She arrives in remote Greenland with one purpose: to find the world's last flock of Arctic terns and follow them on their final migration. She convinces Ennis Malone, captain of the Saghani, to take her onboard, winning over his salty, eccentric crew with promises that the birds she is tracking will lead them to fish. As the Saghani fights its way south, Franny's new shipmates begin to realize that the beguiling scientist in their midst is not who she seems. Battered by night terrors, accumulating a pile of letters to her husband, and dead set on following the terns at any cost, Franny is full of dark secrets. When the story of her past begins to unspool, Ennis and his crew must ask themselves what Franny is really running toward-and running from. Propelled by a narrator as fierce and fragile as the terns she is following, Migrations is a shatteringly beautiful ode to the wild places and creatures now threatened. But at its heart, it is about the lengths we will go, to the very edges of the world, for the people we love"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2020.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250204028
9781250204011
Branch Call Number: F MCCON 2020
Characteristics: 256 pages ; 25 cm

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GramBMurray
Mar 26, 2021

LARGE print please!!! =)

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Einer2
Mar 01, 2021

Sad and hopeful in the same breath. Should be a required high school read/discussion.

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MikeMooney1963
Feb 27, 2021

Easy and mostly pleasant quick read. I liked the outdoorsy theme and pursuit of Arctic terns. Protagonist is kind of like a DEEPLY troubled female super hero. True she's has some very hard moments in her life but it is tragic that she doesn't get psych care until she goes back to prison for 6 years. And the reason for why she goes back to prison is completely out there, crazy. Hard to sympathize with anyone who deliberately causes a fatal head-on car collision.

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readinghobby
Jan 26, 2021

Great read! Fascinated by the topic and setting. Wonderful prose -- can't wait to see what she writes next. Don't miss this one!

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adanielle
Dec 26, 2020

I gave up on page 9. Oh my, the writing. Trying WAY too hard to be deep.

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deborahvcarson
Dec 19, 2020

Wow. What a book. So sad but hopeful as well. Beautiful and haunting. A world without wildlife is unimaginable. This book shows this happening.

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star2014
Oct 26, 2020

I found this novel to be beautifully written, expressing a degree of sensitivity that is rare to find in literature today. The themes of the book cause a roller coaster of emotions, as the well developed characters play out their lives. I feel that this novel will stay with me for quite a while...

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BellJuju
Oct 10, 2020

Very sad and depressing book but well written.

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Sep 21, 2020

Will appeal to fans of Kingsolver with its zoological/ecological themes. The underlying mystery of Franny's origin story may appeal to fans of Where the Crawdads Sing...though the main character is less sympathetic. Lovely and resonant.

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NancyHarper
Sep 19, 2020

good read.

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