The Star Side of Bird Hill

The Star Side of Bird Hill

Large Print - 2016
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Two sisters are suddenly sent from their home in Brooklyn to Barbados to live with their grandmother, in this stunning debut novel. This lyrical novel of community, betrayal, and love centers on an unforgettable matriarchal family in Barbados. Two sisters, ages 10 and 16, are exiled from Brooklyn to Bird Hill in Barbados, after their mother can no longer care for them. The young Phaedra and her older sister, Dionne, live, for the summer of 1989, with their grandmother, Hyacinth, a midwife and practitioner of the local spiritual practice of obeah. Dionne spends the summer in search of love, testing her grandmother's limits, and wanting to go home. Phaedra explores Bird Hill, where her family has lived for generations, accompanies her grandmother in her role as a midwife, and investigates their mother's mysterious life.
Publisher: Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, 2016
ISBN: 9781410485069
Characteristics: 359 p. ; 23 cm


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LPL_RachaelP Nov 13, 2015

Lyrical and haunting, The Star Side of Bird Hill is an emotional read by this first-time author. Highly recommended!


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siammarino Aug 15, 2015

Dionne and her younger sister Phaedra are sent from Brooklyn to Barbados to live with their grandmother. A real culture shock that Phaedra embraces, but not Dionne. Loved learning about Barbados: its people, traditions, foods, and history.


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