142 Ostriches by April Davila

Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Published February 25th 2020 by Kensington Books
About the Book:
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 Desert. 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 eggs. Guarding the secret of the suddenly barren birds, Tallulah endeavors to force through a sale of the ranch, a task that is complicated by the 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 hands.

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142 Ostriches is both thought provoking and captivating. The different themes are skillfully woven together to create an engaging story about Tallulah Jones finding the courage to go on, and the will to make a difference. The loss of her beloved Grandma Helen, the non- exsistanse of her mother, and her uncle's betrayal all contribute to the misery and heartache that are rending Tallulah's soul. Tallulah is lucky to have her aunt Christine as she is compelled to look beyond her own issues to help Tallulah.

Well written, this is an easy and fascinating read and I learned so much about ostriches. You do not have to be an animal or ostrich lover to lose yourself in this book. The story is interesting, the characters engaging and well developed . . . And as I got to know them, I discovered one of two things about myself. Such a wonderful book that I read in a day.

Thank you NetGalley, April Davila and Kensington Books for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.

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