Published May 2, 2023 by Arcade
What a fantastic story!!
I haven’t read all of Joyce Maynards books (yet!) but I’ve really enjoyed the ones I have read. The Bird Hotel is probably my favorite so far.
Irene has suffered a tremendous loss. A loss that would make many people want to give up on life. A last minute decision has her hopping into a green van filled with perfect strangers. It’s not long before she’s halfway across the world checking into a hotel called La Llorona which is located at the base of a volcano in a small Central American town.
With nothing but her passport and some money given to her by a kind fellow traveler, Irene’s not sure what she’s looking for. People come to La Llorona for a variety of reasons. Some come to start over and some come to hide. Many think they know what they are looking for.
“You may not find what you’re looking for when you come to this lake. But you’ll probably find what you need.”
Will Irene find her way back from her unimaginable grief?
“The Bird Hotel” is a story about love, grief, loss, hope, survival, and more!
With it’s short chapters (and awesome titles) I kept saying “just a few more pages” until I found myself nearing the end of the book. The author ignited my imagination with beautiful descriptions, a great cast of characters, and a terrific story-line.
This emotional read has a bit of everything. Mystery, romance, drama, humour and some magical realism. It all comes together to tell a lovely and wonderful story.
There’s no doubt that Joyce Maynard will stay on my automatic read list. I can’t wait to read more from this very talented author.
I’d like to thank the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this novel. All opinions are my own.