By Megan Mayhew Bergman
An “astonishing debut assortment, by means of a author akin to such greats as Alice Munro, Elizabeth Strout, or even Chekhov” (Sara Gruen, writer of Water for Elephants), targeting ladies navigating relationships with people, animals, and the flora and fauna.
Exploring the best way our offerings and relationships are formed via the threat and sweetness of the flora and fauna, Megan Mayhew Bergman’s strong and heartwarming assortment captures the unbelievable moments whilst the pull of our biology turns into obvious, whilst love or worry collides with stable feel, or while our attachment to an animal or wild position can’t be denied.
In “Housewifely Arts,” a unmarried mom and her son force hours to trace down an African grey parrot which may mimic her deceased mother’s voice. A population-control activist faces the clash among her loyalty to the surroundings and her maternal wish in “Yesterday’s Whales.” And within the identify tale, a lonely naturalist permits an enticing stranger to guide her and her getting older father on a hunt for an elusive woodpecker.
As clever as they're relocating, the tales in Birds of a Lesser Paradise are alive with emotion, wit, and perception into the outstanding energy that nature has over we all. This outstanding assortment introduces a tender author of exceptional expertise.