Thorndike Press

142 Ostriches

  • April Dávila
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  • ISBN-10: 1432877275
  • ISBN-13: 9781432877279
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.20 lbs ( .54 kgs)
  • 416 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released January 2021

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When Tallulah Jones was 13, her grandmother brought her to the family ostrich ranch in the Mojave Desert and spends 11 years caring for the curious, graceful birds. When Grandma Helen dies under strange circumstances, Tallulah inherits everything — just days before the birds inexplicably stop laying eggs. Tallulah tries to force through a sale of the ranch, a task that's complicated by the arrival of her extended family. With no options left, Tallulah must face the 50-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.


Customer Reviews

“Tension mounts in every chapter, and when the difficult forces converge in the satisfying climax, Tallulah discovers clarity. This is an enjoyable, winning, interesting novel for readers of many backgrounds.”

— Booklist (starred)

“Vivid . . . uplifting . . . The fascinating details of operating an ostrich ranch elevate this family tale.”

— Publishers Weekly