A Novel

eBook - 2020
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Amazon Editors' Pick for Best Book of the Year in Fiction

"Visceral and haunting" (New York Times Book Review) · "Hopeful" (Washington Post) · "Powerful" (Los Angeles Times) · "Thrilling" (TIME) · "Tantalizingly beautiful" (Elle) · "Suspenseful, atmospheric" (Vogue) · "Aching and poignant" (Guardian)
Franny Stone has always been the kind of woman who is able to love but unable to stay. Leaving behind everything but her research gear, she arrives in Greenland with a singular purpose: to follow the last Arctic terns in the world on what might be their final migration to Antarctica. Franny talks her way onto a fishing boat, and she and the crew set sail, traveling ever further from shore and safety. But as Franny's history begins to unspool—a passionate love affair, an absent family, a devastating crime—it becomes clear that she is chasing more than just the birds. When Franny's dark secrets catch up with her, how much is she willing to risk for one more chance at redemption?
Epic and intimate, heartbreaking and galvanizing, Charlotte McConaghy's Migrations is an ode to a disappearing world and a breathtaking page-turner about the possibility of hope against all odds.


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Dec 26, 2020

I gave up on page 9. Oh my, the writing. Trying WAY too hard to be deep.

Dec 19, 2020

Wow. What a book. So sad but hopeful as well. Beautiful and haunting. A world without wildlife is unimaginable. This book shows this happening.

Oct 26, 2020

I found this novel to be beautifully written, expressing a degree of sensitivity that is rare to find in literature today. The themes of the book cause a roller coaster of emotions, as the well developed characters play out their lives. I feel that this novel will stay with me for quite a while...

Oct 10, 2020

Very sad and depressing book but well written.

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Sep 21, 2020

Will appeal to fans of Kingsolver with its zoological/ecological themes. The underlying mystery of Franny's origin story may appeal to fans of Where the Crawdads Sing...though the main character is less sympathetic. Lovely and resonant.

Sep 19, 2020

good read.

DCLadults Aug 07, 2020

A New & Noteworthy staff pick 2020. “Migrations is as beautiful and as wrenching as anything I've ever read. This is an extraordinary novel by a wildly talented writer.” – Emily St. John Mandel, author of “The Glass Hotel” and “Station Eleven”


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