TAKE WING AND FLY HERE is the first novel in Priyanka Kumarʼs New West Trilogy, which explores our changing relationship with the outdoors in the American West. Set in Southern California, this delightful novel about birding tells the story of a PhD candidate in physics whose life begins to unravel after he takes on a Big Year challenge. J.K.ʼs main competitor is even more obsessed with the Big Year race despite being president of the oldest birding society in America as it struggles to celebrate its Centennial year. With the bird society facing bankruptcy, and its members interested only in gawking at birds, the Hospitality Queen takes on the challenge of resurrecting its mission of bird conservation and the protection of wild areas. Birders will love the accurate depictions of birding outings while emotions, relationships, ambition, and conflict provide the drama and action behind the beautifully described scenery and fauna of the California hills and coast.