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Oks It was fast paced and so njoyable The ostriches will steal your heart and put a big smile on your face I highly recommend this book 142 Ostriches is unlike anything I ve read before Wholly uniue this cinematic novel xposes readers to the relatively unknown industry of ostrich farming In Davila s skillful hands the desert comes alive and the ostriches are as compelling as the human characters Tallulah herself is a memorable strong willed protagonist Her struggle to negotiate family obligations with her own desires feels both singular and highly relatable I loved following her through the pages of this fast paced and lovely novel 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 ffort Ms Davila I look forward to your next book Four days after Tallulah s Grandma Helen dies her mother s mother a woman she hasn t seen since she was 13 years old when her grandmother drove to the apartment her mother was renting and drove back to the desert with Tallulah leaving Tallulah s mother behind verything for Tallulah begins to fall apart ven She s lived there for leven years and is angry with her grandmother for dying and leaving her there alone Left to tend these 142 ostriches and now the ostriches have stopped laying ggs She had plans Plans to leave to join the Forest Service in Montana to leave this place behind How strange that one phone call from a man I barely knew could all but Buried erase my grandmother from my life Days after the funeral service Tallulah s mother arrives unexpectedly She had said she d be there for the funeral and in not being there she only justifies Tallulah s feelings about her She knows her mother is only there because she wants a share of the money the same as Tallulah s Uncle Steve an occasionally recovering addict whose anger over Tallulah being the sole recipient of her grandmother sstate has triggered that need And then there is her Aunt Christine whose faith in God grew as ach child arrived and now she has another on the way any day Her faith creates issues among them since Grandma Helen s believed that the desert was her church the perfect rhythms of nature her hymns the legant wisdom of cosystem her Bible She nature her hymns the legant of the cosystem her bible she elegant of the cosystem her Bible She trust in the shifting sands that surrounded her and said that if there was a God he resided in the wind and the moon and the unrivaled yellow of a desert marigold Tension builds slowly in this story Tallulah s life spins out of control for a while her desire to sell her grandmother s ranch to an adjacent landowner who has had his yes on it for uite a while A desire that seems dangerously close to not being fulfilled as the ostriches have stopped laying ggs a situation which needs to be remedied so she won t lose the one prospect that is interested in buying it She tackles one problem and then another and time after time her fforts seem in vane Still angry with her grandmother she can t seem to see her feel her verywhere she turns Every doorway held an cho of her footsteps Every bit of wire fencing had been strung by her hands Every bird in the corral had grown up under her care There s so much to this story that just needs to be read the story begins at a somewhat slower pace and like a runaway train suddenly verything is unfurling When is all said and done it s then she can see things clearly Finally the sun cleared the horizon and blasted A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, everything with its full light Shadows stretched out well defined against the sand and all the pale greens of the desert shrubsmerged completing the vast daytime landscape There wouldn t be mornings like this in Montana I couldn t believe there was anywhere in the world with sunrises so spectacular as in the Mojave Many thanks once again to the Public Library system and the many Librarians that manage organize and keep it running for the loan of this book Have you The Shadow Reader ever been in love with an ostrich before I never thought I would until I read this book This debut novel by April Davila was so beautifully written about a family operating an ostrich farm in the California Mo. Ert Afterleven 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 Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies everything just days before the birds inexplicably stop layingggsGuarding the secret of the suddenly barren birds Tallulah ndeavors to force through a sale of the ranch a task that is complicated by the. ,


Thank you to Kensington Books and Netgalley for the Arc I will try to keep this review as beautifully uick as this novel wasI loved this novel Never would I think I would be so nraptured and invested in ostriches A short work of fiction with a plot that moved along at a steady pace but the author still had time to develop a complex cast characters My favourite read of 2020 thus far I would recommend this book 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 The Power Of A Choice end of a road in hot hot hot Imperial Valley and there arexactly 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 ggs or did names for ach 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 ach 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 ndingI The Case for Paleolibertarianism and Realignment on the Right enjoyed it and would like to read from this authorA sincere thanks to April Davila Kensington Books and NetGalley for providing me an ARC in Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling exchange for an honest review I feel so lucky to have neighbors that like to share books with me Our local library recently started to lend books again curbside One of the many books my neighbor borrowed was 142 Ostriches by April Davila I had wanted to read this book for a while Since she read it uite fast she offered it to me I was thrilled It wasngaging and uite an original story The characters were brilliantly developed Even the ostriches had distinct human characteristics It Monsieur Pain encompassed family love land choices fate community and discovery I did not know anything about ostrich farming before I read this book 142 Ostriches was a heartfelt and compelling storyTallulah Jones was brought up by her young reckless unreliable and alcoholic mother until she was thirteen years old She became used to the parade of boyfriends and different apartments her mother and she had lived in over those years Then one day when Tallulah turned thirteen her grandmother showed up and convinced her mother that Tallulah would be better of living with her on her ostrich farm Without much of fight Tallulah s mother agreed to let Tallulah go and live with her grandmother Over the nextleven years Tallulah learned about taking care of the ostriches on her grandmother s farm Grandma Helen was lonely after her husband passed away and Tallulah helped fill that *VOID TALLULAH S GRANDMOTHER WAS NOT *Tallulah s grandmother was not affectionate It was hard for Grandma Helen to verbalize her feelings and show them outwardly Grandma Helen had convinced Tallulah not to go off to college but rather to stay and help her run the farm Gradually Tallulah Tallulah not to go off to college but rather to stay and help her run the farm Gradually Tallulah to have other inspirations and dreams She had secretly applied for a job with the Forest Service When she received a letter that confirmed she was needed in Montana as part of a fire prevention handcrew she broke the news to Grandma Helen She did not take it very well Grandma Helen insisted that she needed Tallulah on the ranch They had a terrible argument and Grandma Helen took her truck and left the house Grandma Helen was in an accident that day She was hit by a tomato truck and was killed Tallulah felt her grandmother did it on purpose so that Tallulah would have to stay and run the farm The ostrich farm located in the Mojave Desert had been in Tallulah s family for forty six years Tallulah knew that her grandmother would never have thought of selling the farm to anybody specially not to Joe Jared The farm was Tallulah s now Her grandmother had left it to her in her will Tallulah was determined to go to Montana and start her life out there This was her plan and not what someone lse had planned for her The ostriches were her grandmother s life As Tallulah found herself caring and worrying about the ostriches she battled with her decision to sell Each ostrich had uniue and ndearing characteristics and they slowly started to rub off on her She knew Joe Jared would tear down her grandmother s house and the ostriches would ultimately be killed Then just days before the inspection of the ranch was scheduled the female ostriches mysteriously stopped laying ggs Who would buy an ostrich farm with ostriches that were not laying ggs Would she still be able to pull off the sale Could she hide the fact that there were no ggs Tallulah s dream of selling and going to Montana was further threatened by her mother s arrival at the ranch She had not seen Or Heard From Her Mother heard from her mother Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. eleven years In thend Tallulah had to comes to terms with her mother s alcoholism her uncle s anger that stemmed from the lack of love growing up her grandmother s death and the 142 ostriches that she was falling in love with and that were depending on her How would she make this impossible decision142 Ostriches was a wonderful book It was April Davila s first novel I look forward to reading her future bo. 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. Jave dessert Davila s plot and characters are what made this book unforgettable and such an amazing read for me Tallulah our protagonist was such a well written character that was an inspiration and considerable my heroine in this story Tallulah s character will be one of the few unforgettable characters I will ver read about Davila wrote with amazing clarity and vividness in a truly uplifting story that I njoyed thoroughly I highly recommend this book for a relatable and fast paced story that could be read in one sitting 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 ffort Ms Davila I look forward to your next book 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 njoyed 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 Tallulah Jones use to live with her alcoholic mother in a pathetic apartment in Oakland but at age 13 her grandmother took over the caretaking and moved Tallulah to her ostrich ranch in the Mojave Desert in California Tallulah hadn t seen her mother at all for 11 years Talluluh loved working with the birds and on a ranch for many yearsbut she was growing up At age 24 she was planning on leaving to join the Forest Service in MontanaButGrandma Helen played a dirty trickshe went and died strange accident knowing that Tallulah would be the only person who could run the ranch in her absence Grandma Helen had left the ranch to Tallulah knowing she was the only one who could run it Her other three children hadn t any interest *in it Tallulah had to keep up with the work on the ranch *it Tallulah had to keep up with the work on the ranch herself The flock would lay dozens of Glitter Bomb (A Scrapbooking Mystery, eggsvery day in the hot summer months of the peak season Each Il morto di Maigret egg had to be collected washed polished and stacked in cold storage forventual shipping out to specialty grocery stores all over the country Without grandma Helen it was difficult to keep it up Tallulah planned on selling the ranch had a buyer and verything but almost instantly the ostriches stopped laying ggs the ranch had a buyer and verything but almost instantly the ostriches stopped laying ggs Globalization: A Multi-Dimensional System, Third Edition exactly a good sign for the buyer Houston we have a problem The story moves in several directions Tallulah had grown up with an alcoholic father a very distant mother an aunt Christine whombrace God and an Uncle Scott who had lost himself in drugsbut the resilient Tallulah learned that one step leads to another one idea connects to anotherand if she wanted to save herself from following the footsteps of behaviors that didn t Billionaires Contract Engagement (Kings of the Boardroom enrich ormpowershe had to trust that moving forward would save her Sweet messages and symbolism throughoutTallulah had an honest voice she struggled against daunting odds to find her place in the world a place she could call home Sweet touching storythe power of the ostriches are felt symbolically throughout this story in relation to a young likable woman coming of age Though they can t fly Ostriches are fleet strong runnersas our powerful young protagonist was The ostrich was large as was its feathers and Sexual Secrets eggs In fact the ostrich spiritual totem lays the largestggs out of all birds on the planetSince they were so large they were a symbol for wealth abundance and fertility A uick readwith writing that oscillated with true feelings By the nd of this story the thoughts A uick readwith writing that oscillated with true feelings By the nd of this story the thoughts came to me werein the nd nothing was behind Tallulah had gathered her feathers tilted her wings upward and gazed forwardGorgeous book cover Thank you Kensington Books Netgalley and April Davila. Arrival of her xtended family Their designs on the property and deeply rooted dysfunction threaten Tallulah's ambitions and ventually 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. ,

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