We are very excited to welcome Eileen Garvin to celebrate her new novel, Crow Talk.
"This novel did more than just engage me as a reader, it completely transported me. Crow Talk is keenly observant, highly atmospheric, and full of hope. Garvin writes with great warmth and pathos about the majesty of the natural world, as well as the untamed wilds of the human heart." — Jonathan Evison, nationally bestselling author of Again and Again
"I so enjoyed this book that I couldn't put it down; a life-affirming story of love, loss, pride, loneliness, forgiveness, and the power of friendship, against the backdrop of the raw and natural world of June Lake and its restorative magic, where a baby crow in recovery and a small boy in confusion focus the attention of those around them. It is a reminder that when we can't find answers out in the world, we need the quiet of nature to hear those answers within ourselves, and the time to recognise them. And that to be heard, we must first find our voice." — Frieda Hughes, author of George: A Magpie Memoir
"I love this book! Eileen Garvin has created characters--human and corvid--so vividly appealing that long before I finished the book, I felt we were good friends. This is a book about both loss and redemption, a song of praise to the dazzling beauty and power of connecting with creatures other than ourselves. It will make you want to cheer!" — Sy Montgomery, New York Times bestselling author of The Soul of an Octopus
Nationally bestselling author of The Music of Bees Eileen Garvin returns with a moving story of hope, healing, and unexpected friendship set amidst the wild natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Frankie O'Neill and Anne Ryan would seem to have nothing in common. Frankie is a lonely ornithologist struggling to salvage her dissertation on the spotted owl following a rift with her advisor. Anne is an Irish musician far from home and family, raising her five-year-old, Aiden, who refuses to speak.
At Beauty Bay, a community of summer homes nestled on the shores of June Lake, in the remote foothills of Mount Adams, it's off-season with most houses shuttered for the fall. But Frankie, adrift, returns to the rundown caretaker's cottage that has been in the hardworking O'Neill family for generations--a beloved place and a constant reminder of the family she has lost. And Anne, in the wake of a tragedy that has disrupted her career and silenced her music, has fled to the neighboring house, a showy summer home owned by her husband's wealthy family. When Frankie finds an injured baby crow in the forest, little does she realize that the charming bird will bring all three lost souls--Frankie, Anne, and Aiden--together on a journey toward hope, healing, and rediscovering joy. Crow Talk is an achingly beautiful story of love, grief, friendship, and the healing power of nature in the darkest of times.
Eileen Garvin is the author of the national bestselling novel The Music of Bees and the acclaimed memoir How to Be a Sister. Born and raised in Washington State, she lives in Oregon.