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Birds of a Lesser Paradise (Signed First Edition)

Megan Mayhew Bergman

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ISBN 10: 1451643357 / ISBN 13: 9781451643350
Published by Scribner, 2012
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New York: Scribner [2012]. First edition. First printing. Hardbound. New/New. A pristine unread copy, very fine in all respects. SGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Comes with mylar dust jacket protector. All books shipped in sturdy boxes. Smoke-free, defect-free, etc. Purchased new and opened only for author to sign. Author has also dated the titled page in the month of publication in the place of signing (NYC). 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 04-2012-23

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Title: Birds of a Lesser Paradise (Signed First ...

Publisher: Scribner

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition....

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From a prizewinning young writer whose stories have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and New Stories from the South comes a heartwarming and hugely appealing debut collection that explores the way our choices and relationships are shaped by the menace and beauty of the natural world.

Megan Mayhew Bergman’s twelve stories capture the surprising moments when the pull of our biology becomes evident, when love or fear collide with good sense, or when our attachment to an animal or wild place can’t be denied. In “Housewifely Arts,” a single mother and her son drive hours to track down an African Gray Parrot that can mimic her deceased mother’s voice. A population control activist faces the ultimate conflict between her loyalty to the environment and her maternal desire in “Yesterday’s Whales.” And in the title story, a lonely naturalist allows an attractive stranger to lead her and her aging father on a hunt for an elusive woodpecker. 

As intelligent as they are moving, the stories in Birds of a Lesser Paradise are alive with emotion, wit, and insight into the impressive power that nature has over all of us.

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Amazon Best Books of the Month, March 2012: Megan Mayhew Bergman’s collection of stories contains all of the elements that, it could be said, make up the very best in short fiction: each story is beautiful, full of palpable pain or joy--sometimes both--all loosely connected and based on the types of figures we’ve all known in our lives. But what sets this collection of stories apart is that each sentence feels sturdily crafted, each ending feels satisfying in a way short fiction rarely does. Mayhew Bergman does something exceptional with Birds of a Lesser Paradise--she quickly constructs a world filled with animals and nature and family who hate and love and mostly need one another--and it feels complete. --Alexandra Foster

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