The Nature of Small Birds by Susie Finkbeiner // Review

My Review:

A compelling tale that masterfully weaves together three timelines as Mindy goes looking for more information about her biological family after being adopted in 1975 from Vietnam. 

I love Ms. Finkbeiner's books, they always have a gentle way of drawing me in and not letting me go till the last page is turned. A beautiful character driven novel told in three different perspectives set in different pivotal times, which I thought was so unique especially as Mindy's story was told in the context of the stories of her father, mother and sister, Sonny. 

A tender story with snapshots that shine with life, love and heartache. The author did a great job of handling the topic of adoption and some of the stigmas especially around foreign adoption. 

I think my favorite character had to be Ivan "Grumpy", he stole my heart with his enduring love and devotedness to his wife, and his love for his grandchildren. I admired his love for his family, positive attitude, and his little rebellions. 

Overall, a beautifully crafted story, told in a unique and engagingly character driven narrative. Tender recollections shining with love, pain, and strengthening relationships. Highly recommend!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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