[142 Ostriches] E–pub â April Davila

  • Paperback
  • 272
  • 142 Ostriches
  • April Davila
  • English
  • 04 March 2018
  • 9781496724700

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142 Ostriches Read Æ 109 Ert After eleven years caring for the curious graceful birds Tallulah accepts a job in Montana and prepares to leave home But when Grandma Helen dies under strange circumstances Tallulah inherits everything just days before the birds inexplicably stop laying eggsGuarding the secret of the suddenly barren birds Tallulah endeavors to force through a sale of the ranch a task that is complicated by the. When the year is over there is no doubt in my mind that this will be one of my Top 5 books of the year Thanks to NetGalley and Kensington Books for sending me a free advance copy of this book in return for an honest review So much goes on in this book that one is hard pressed to come up with a favorite part of the book OK for me it was the Ostriches Visited an Ostrich and Emu farm in Aruba and was fascinated by those birds and this carried over with my reading of this wonderful debut novel Found out a lot about those birds but there is so much to this book April Davila fills her book with an interesting story that has both great and flawed characters and an inspirational message of belief in one s self We follow about a week in the life of a young lady who has to confront the death of her grandmother a totally derelict Uncle a Holy Roller Aunt and a mother who she has not seen in 11 years and who certainly would not get any awards for mother of the year Oh and what to do with those 142 ostriches and the farm she inherits from her grandmother The strains that Tallulah is under would sink many others but years of resilience living in the desert of California and taking care of the ostriches have instilled upon her a backbone and courage she never realized she had A wonderful book about family dysfunctional relatives courage to face an unknown future and 142 ostriches The author does a superb job of taking us on wild swings in action and the lives of the characters There is little negative about this book and therefore it certainly is deserving of a 5 rating Top notch effort Ms Davila I look forward to your next book

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142 Ostriches Read Æ 109 Set against the unexpected splendor of an ostrich ranch in the California desert April Dávila's beautifully written debut conjures an absorbing and compelling heroine in a story of courage family and forgiveness When Tallulah Jones was thirteen her grandmother plucked her from the dank Oakland apartment she shared with her unreliable mom and brought her to the family ostrich ranch in the Mojave Des. This turned out to be uite a nice novel of self discovery Though I am reading some lighter reads when I first started this I thought it might be too light Yet how many chances are there to read a book that contains 142 ostriches Not many or maybe none It does start rather slowly but add a dysfunctional family and the pace is sure to move right alongPlus I enjoyed the main character Tullulah her searching for self and all the trials and tribulations she has to go through first Loved the descriptions of the desert as well Just beautiful Enjoyed seeing her growth as she confronts various issues and finds the understanding to move forward One ostrich is an amusing character in her own rightLove this cover the cover definitely gets a five It s simply gorgeousARC from Netgalley

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142 Ostriches Read Æ 109 Arrival of her extended family Their designs on the property and deeply rooted dysfunction threaten Tallulah's ambitions and eventually her life With no options left Tallulah must pull her head out of the sand and face the fifty year legacy of a family in turmoil the reality of her grandmother's death her mother's alcoholism her uncle's covetous anger and the 142 ostriches whose lives are in her han. It was the title that got me on this book And then it takes place in Imperial Valley California a very specific familiar place in my lifeThe Ostrich farm is plopped far out on the end of a road in hot hot hot Imperial Valley and there are exactly 142 of these magnificent birds who call this farm home Some like to trot alongside cars motoring up the drive or hover track the humans that tend them They have mega nests and mega eggs or did names for each It was fun to learn about the personalities of the ostriches and I was hoping to learn about them But the pull of the story is Lula s family and all the characters they are and her situation what to do with her life Everyone has plans for her and none of them jive with her plans for her Meanwhile each family member has their own set of tangled messed up situation that seems to reuire some part of Lula to help with or participate in the management of Grandma Helen is just trying to make the best of it when Lula joins her Readers are invited to trot alongside the ostriches and stay up please It got a little long in the middle and I was confused by the on again off again love interest but was mighty pleased with the endingI enjoyed it and would like to read from this authorA sincere thanks to April Davila Kensington Books and NetGalley for providing me an e ARC in exchange for an honest review