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Birdie

by Tracey Lindberg

tagged: literary, native american & aboriginal
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list price: $18.99
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pages: 288
ISBN:9781554682959
publisher: HarperCollins
imprint: Harper Perennial
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A CBC Best Book of 2015

A National Post Best Book of the Year

A CBC Writers to Watch 2015 Selection

Finalist for CBC Canada Reads 2016

Finalist for the Alberta Readers’ Choice Award

Finalist for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize

Finalist for the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction

Finalist for the Evergreen Award

“Twisting, darkly funny, heartbreaking, sometimes brilliant.” —Publishers Weekly

Bernice Meetoos will not be broken.

A big, beautiful Cree woman with a dark secret in her past, Bernice, known as Birdie, has left her home in northern Alberta to travel to Gibsons, B.C. She is on something of a vision quest, looking for family, for home, for understanding. She is also driven by her lingering teenaged desire to meet Pat John—Jesse from The Beachcombers—because he is, as she says, a working, healthy Indian man. Birdie heads for Molly’s Reach to find answers, but they are not the ones she expected.

With the arrival in Gibsons of her Auntie Val and her cousin Skinny Freda, Birdie begins to draw from her dreams the lessons she was never fully taught in life. Informed by Cree traditions and lore, Birdie is a darkly comic and moving first novel about the near-universal experience of recovering from tragedy. At heart, it is the story of an extraordinary woman who travels to the deepest part of herself to find the strength to face the past and to build a new life.

Editorial Reviews

Kobo Emerging Writer Award finalist

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2016 Canada Reads finalist

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER

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International DUBLIN Literary Award longlist

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Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction finalist

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