I’m delighted to welcome Susie Finkbeiner today to share the playlist for her new release, The Nature of Small Birds!
THE NATURE OF SMALL BIRDS
GENRE: Inspirational Fiction
RELEASE DATE: July 6, 2021
In 1975, three thousand children were airlifted out of Saigon to be adopted into Western homes. When Mindy, one of those children, announces her plans to return to Vietnam to find her birth mother, her loving adopted family is suddenly thrown back to the events surrounding her unconventional arrival in their lives.
Though her father supports Mindy’s desire to meet her family of origin, he struggles privately with an unsettling fear that he’ll lose the daughter he’s poured his heart into. Mindy’s mother undergoes the emotional rollercoaster inherent in the adoption of a child from a war-torn country, discovering the joy hidden amid the difficulties. And Mindy’s sister helps her sort through relics that whisper of the effect the trauma of war has had on their family–but also speak of the beauty of overcoming.
Told through three strong voices in three compelling timelines, The Nature of Small Birds is a hopeful story that explores the meaning of family far beyond genetic code.
by Susie Finkbeiner, author of The Nature of Small Birds
Since The Nature of Small Birds is set in three different eras (1975, 1988, and 2013), the playlist/soundtrack is pretty eclectic!
Fortunate Son by Credence Clearwater Revival
Close to You by The Carpenters
Bennie and the Jets by Elton John
Sunny by Marvin Gaye
It’s a Beautiful Morning by The Rascals
Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac
Sunshine Day by The Brady Bunch
Blackbird by The Beatles
I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet by Carol King
Piece of My Heart by Janis Joplin
Landslide by Fleetwood Mac
Love Will Keep Us Together by Captain and Tennille
Raspberry Beret by Prince
Take My Breath Away by Berlin
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Metallica
Glory of Love by Chicago
Walk Like an Egyptian by The Bangles
Crazy for You by Madonna
Eternal Flame by The Bangles
Let it Go from Frozen
Susie Finkbeiner is the CBA bestselling author of All Manner of Things, which was selected as a 2020 Michigan Notable Book, and Stories That Bind Us, as well as A Cup of Dust, A Trail of Crumbs, and A Song of Home. She serves on the Fiction Readers Summit planning committee, volunteers her time at Ada Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and speaks at retreats and women’s events across the country. Susie and her husband have three children and live in West Michigan.
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What about you? What makes you want to read The Nature of Small Birds by Susie Finkbeiner? Any fave songs on her playlist?