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Knopf, 1979 - Fiction - 309 pages
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Birdy, fascinated with birds since early childhood, concentrates all his energies on his passion for flight, becoming an obsessed teen-age Leonardo, building models, exercising to strengthen his "wing" muscles, and, in his dreams, falling in love with one of his birds

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Each chapter narrated between alternating characters. A well written book. Had good parts and some parts that definitely dragged. Even though it wasn't just about birds a lot was. Not really my favorite topic. Overall the book didn't really fly with me. Pun intended. Read full review

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What a strange book. Parts of it were fascinating, others were just creepy. I did really like how the author made you question who really is 'crazy' and how we define that. This book definitely had some food for thought in it. Read full review


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Wharton received a PhD in psychology from UCLA. He moved to France to make his living as a painter, then turned writer.

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