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142 Ostriches review Ä eBook or Kindle ePUB characters Ç eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ April Davila 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. 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 effort Ms Davila I look forward to your next book

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142 Ostriches review Ä eBook or Kindle ePUB characters Ç eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ April Davila Arrival of her extended family Their designs on the property and deeply rooted dysfunction threaten Tallulah's ambitions and eventually 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. 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 was engaging and uite an original story The characters were brilliantly developed Even the ostriches had distinct human characteristics It 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 next eleven 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 very 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 began 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 especially 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 else 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 endearing 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 eggs Who would buy an ostrich farm with ostriches that were not laying eggs Would she still be able to pull off the sale Could she hide the fact that there were no eggs 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 in eleven years In the end 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 books It was fast paced and so enjoyable The ostriches will steal your heart and put a big smile on your face I highly recommend this book

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142 Ostriches review Ä eBook or Kindle ePUB characters Ç eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ April Davila Ert After eleven 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 everything just days before the birds inexplicably stop laying eggsGuarding the secret of the suddenly barren birds Tallulah endeavors to force through a sale of the ranch a task that is complicated by the. 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 effort Ms Davila I look forward to your next book


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    read 142 Ostriches characters Ç eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ April Davila April Davila ↠ 3 read & download Tallulah Jones use to live with her alcoholic mother in a pathetic apartment in Oakland but at age 13 her grandmother took over the ca

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    read 142 Ostriches April Davila ↠ 3 read & download characters Ç eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ April Davila Have you ever been in love with an ostrich before? I never thought I would until I read this book This debut novel by April Davila w

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    (PDF KINDLE) [142 Ostriches] ã April Davila 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 – everything for Tallulah begins to fall

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    April Davila ↠ 3 read & download characters Ç eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ April Davila read 142 Ostriches 142 Ostriches is unlike anything I’ve read before Wholly uniue this cinematic novel exposes 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 str

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    (PDF KINDLE) [142 Ostriches] ã April Davila 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 was engaging and uite an original story The characters were brilliantly developed Even the ost

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    April Davila ↠ 3 read & download (PDF KINDLE) [142 Ostriches] ã April Davila 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 end of a road in hot hot hot Imperial Valley and there are exactly 142 of these magnificent birds who call this farm home Some like

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    (PDF KINDLE) [142 Ostriches] ã April Davila 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 nove

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