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The Gravity of Birds
The Gravity of Birds: A Novel | Tracy Guzeman
10 posts | 8 read | 2 reading | 6 to read
In this compelling debut novel, an art authenticator and an art historian are employed by a famous, reclusive painter to sell a never-before-seen portrait, leading them to discover devastating secrets two sisters have kept from each other, and from the artist who determined the course of their lives. How do you find someone who wants to be lost? Sisters Natalie and Alice Kessler were close, until adolescence wrenched them apart. Natalie is headstrong, manipulativeand beautiful; Alice is a dreamer who loves books and birds. During their familys summer holiday at the lake, Alice falls under the thrall of a struggling young painter, Thomas Bayber, in whom she finds a kindred spirit. Natalie, however, remains strangely unmoved, sitting for a family portrait with surprising indifference. But by the end of the summer, three lives are shattered. Decades later, Bayber, now a reclusive, world-renowned artist, unveils a never-before-seen work, Kessler Sistersa provocative painting depicting the young Thomas, Natalie, and Alice. Bayber asks Dennis Finch, an art history professor, and Stephen Jameson, an eccentric young art authenticator, to sell the painting for him. That task becomes more complicated when the artist requires that they first locate Natalie and Alice, who seem to have vanished. And Finch finds himself wondering why Thomas is suddenly so intent on resurrecting the past. In The Gravity of Birds histories and memories refuse to stay buried; in the end only the excavation of the past will enable its survivors to love again.
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C.Perone
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Bailedbailed

Jeez, what am I, like 3 for 3 on the DNFs? 😣
I should've just went on the 2nd Aftermath book I'm starting to think there's a good reason some books have languished on my TBR pile for years 💁‍♀️

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C.Perone
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On my TBR shelf for 3 years

Another step up #MtTBR

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JazmynLU
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I still haven't finished this book , I really liked the beginning but the bickering between Finch and Jameson made me lose interest. I'm at page 240 but I am not giving up. This really is a slow read , I already read some spoilers about the ending that was far fetched but now I'm waiting to find out myself.. I really like Alice and Phinneus but I'm having doubts about the others. I am torn so far.

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JazmynLU
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Small book haul 😘 so excited !!! I have started to read The gravity of birds and I am intrigued by Thomas..

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erzascarletbookgasm
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Some #flowers spotted on the covers of my books.
#newyearreads

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kspenmoll
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Lakesidemusing Gravity of Birds was a favorite a few years back!😍 3y
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frshldy
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Excellent writing. Interesting characters. A disturbing painting. Enjoying the read.

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TVDForever
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Pickpick

Not only is the cover beautiful but it keeps you on your toes with a three person perspective. (Alice is tragic, Finch & Stephen are looking for answers & clues) along the way: loss, secrets, and love!

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deniselynn
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Excited to get started on this one! 😊📚

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