At a time of such societal turbulence this powerful novel of love and friendship overcoming barriers of bitterness, anger and distrust is a timely one. Jamie Langston Turner is skilled at weaving together the stories of two women becoming unlikely friends. Margaret, the narrator and primary protagonist, shares her life story bit by bit as she describes the brief crossing of paths between her and the secondary protagonist, Birdie. In addition to writing a story, Jamie also introduces additional literature, scientific facts, and actual historical events and news headlines (some of which I looked up), thus making her written work both a compelling read and an informative one. In summary, I can truthfully say that Margaret’s life wasn’t the only one impacted by Birdie; she changed mine as well.
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