Reviews

A Sudden Point of Convergence
A Sudden Point of Convergence
Matt Adrian

“A sensitive rendering of shattered lives.”  Kirkus Reviews

“Her prose sings, sweeping through heavy topics with a quiet sense of resilience and buoyant hope.”  Publisher’s Weekly

Chosen one of “28 books to read in 2017” by  The Week

“There is a fierceness to this book, the rare courage of clear vision and unadorned expression. Every word, every syllable, is vital as Harrington weaves a mesmerizing tale. Touching, heartening, suffused with wisdom, A Catalog of Birds is an absolute marvel of a novel.”  Robin Black, author of Life Drawing

“Taut and true, A Catalog of Birds is a beautiful book about family, loss and love. Its memorable characters will haunt you long after you put it down.”  Claire Messud, author of The Woman Upstairs

“Laura Harrington’s lyrical and unforgettable A Catalog of Birds explores what makes a life worth living. Harrington paints both human frailties and the Vietnam conflict with empathetic clarity she does best and the parallels between our recent wars in the Middle-East are both nuanced and startlingly wise.”  Siobahn Fallon, author of The Confusion of Languages

“At once spare and richly symphonic, A Catalog of Birds brings you into the very marrow of the Flynn family and those in their orbit, each page wrapping you in more tightly until you can’t let go even after the words stop. Get a copy for a friend—you’ll want to have someone to talk to about it as soon as you finish.”  Juliette Fay, bestselling author of The Tumbling Turner Sisters

A Catalog of Birds is a heartbreaking journey into the soul of America.”  Randy Susan Meyers, author of The Widow of Wall Street

“Harrington takes us into the heart of a wounded rural community as it struggles to survive and hope. An unflinching look at our own vulnerability and that of the natural world, Harrington’s writing is feather, bone and song.”  Lynne Hugo, award-winning author of Remember My Beauties

“Laura Harrington has written a rich, dense, beautifully crafted novel.”  Ann Napolitano, author of A Good Hard Look

A Catalog of Birds immerses us in a world of family love; of yearning and faith and the devastation wrought by war on the human heart. Laura Harrington weaves American history and natural history into a riveting story of damage and resilience. Harrington’s voice is as clear and distinctive as a bird call.”  Rachel Kadish, award-winning author of The Weight of Ink