Woven with murder, mystery, and magic, The Marsh Bird is a compelling story of a young, orphaned, multiracial girl from Louisiana and a white teen abandoned as an infant and raised by a local white fisherman, both embraced by the residents of a rural, Gullah Geechee sea island community. Set among descendants of those once enslaved in the lush marshes of the Lowcountry coast of South Carolina and Georgia, this is an unforgettable love story, and a tale of survival that proves it is the bonds of love and care that create a family.
The reviews are in…
"The Marsh Bird is a remarkable debut novel, a Lowcountry love story that will break your heart but put it back together."
-Cassandra King Conroy, New York Times bestselling author of The Sunday Wife and Tell Me A Story: My Life with Pat Conroy
"A wise and perceptive novel . . . The author weaves enduring folklore into an engrossing tale of family, race, and belonging that is as old as America and as relevant as today. Book groups will love this one!"
-Jonathan Odell, author of The Healing and Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League
"This is one of the most beautiful books I've read in a long time. With a rich knowledge of the Gullah Geechee culture, it shows a deep level of sensitivity, respect, and love for the Gullah Geechee people, our language, our art forms, our traditions and spirituality."
-Victoria Smalls, state commissioner of the SC African American Heritage Commission
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