Praise for Birds of Wonder

“Alternating between six different voices, what starts out as a small-town police procedural around a murder of a teen becomes an interesting character study in how we deal with the trauma of the past…Highly recommended, especially to book-discussion groups looking for their next read.”
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—Lynnanne Pearson


“Sharp, incisive and eminently readable, Birds of Wonder takes readers on a wild ride. A beautiful young girl is murdered and a constellation of effects and personalities is set into vivid motion. This story will captivate readers and keep them guessing right up to its startling conclusion.”

—Diana Abu-Jaber

author of Birds of Paradise and Arabian Jazz

“This is a smart and sophisticated read, but it is never ponderous or heavy-handed. The dialogue snaps with the pith of a police procedural, and the plot speeds along through six voices, each rendered distinctly… The novel is often funny, always biting, and sometimes deeply disturbing.”
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—Andrea Ingham

author of short story, Bird Watching

“Captur[ing] the sweet scent of rotting plums or the cast of light on an uncomfortable scene, Cynthia Robinson’s properly eerie Birds of Wonder is an absorbing, often disturbing mystery in which no one seems truly trustworthy by the end.”

—Foreword Reviews