The Days When Birds Come Back

The Days When Birds Come Back

An emotionally searing novel of second chances from an author whose ?gorgeous and wise prose? (Cheryl Strayed) will stay with you long after you?re done. June is in transition, reeling from her divorce, trying to stay sober, and faced with a completely stalled career. She returns to the beautiful Oregon coast where she grew up, and must decide what to do with her late and m An emotionally searing novel of second chances from an author whose ?gorgeous and wise prose? (Cheryl Stray...

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Title:The Days When Birds Come Back
Author:Deborah Reed
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:0544817354
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

The Days When Birds Come Back Reviews

  • Shannon
    Jan 22, 2018

    Though the story isn?t similar in nature, this reminded me of Bridges of Madison County (a favorite of mine). The sense of love & loss was so heartfelt. I actually hugged this to my chest when I finished with a deep satisfied sigh. Thanks to the author & publisher for thi...

    The Days When Birds Come Back is a line from a melancholic poem by Emily Dickinson, written in seclusion and dealing with people?s emotions and the changing seasons. It is a fitting title for this bittersweet tale of two people scarred by loss, whose chance meeting prompts them to re...

    4.5 gorgeous melancholy tragedy leads to connection, understanding, support, belonging ...

    This is a beautifully written book?exquisite in its sense of place and understanding of the flaws in human nature. Both the title and initial poetry reference refer to Emily Dickinson?s poem ?Indian Summer? which speaks of the birds coming back to ?take a backward look.? In...

    THE DAYS WHEN BIRDS COME BACK burns slowly and brightly, its characters fully formed and fully human, caught at the precise moment when their lives change. Told in chapters that alternate between the two main characters, the book shifts between two intertwined stories of loss. June is ...

    Do yourself a favor, put this on the top of the stack next to your bed. Quiet, beautiful, haunting . . . you'll stay awake to finish this book. ...

    So much of life happens in the gray area between choice and chance. Sometimes, a book comes to us at the perfect moment, striking chords that resonate with our most pressing hopes and fear. This aspect of our shared existence isn?t lost on author Deborah Reed, whose spellbinding nove...

    What happens after everything has happened? This is where Deborah Reed introduces us to June and Jameson, characters who both have a deep, painful connection with the Oregon Coast. They must both, by necessity of survival, push through their individual grief in separate losses that ser...

    There are books that tell you stories. They hold you in suspense, reveal secrets and take you down convoluted paths. There are books that develop characters you care about. Then there are those rare books, like The Days When the Birds come back, that bring something beautiful and speci...

    I'm a big fan of Deborah Reed's novels and I was lucky enough to read this one early. Two of my favorite things about her work are in evidence here: beautiful language (rich, elegant, musical) and a window into the characters' consciousness and emotions that feels so specific and idios...

    In this beautiful novel by Deborah Reed (whose books Carry Yourself Back to Me, Things We Set on Fire, and Olivay are also worth your time), June, an alcoholic fresh on the wagon, analyzes her life with a clear head for maybe the first time in years. Through memories of her philanderin...

    All I can say is Wow! I cannot believe how the story of two damaged people wrenched my heart out, and kept me turning pages, and yet I really loved the book. The story of June, a woman who is drinking her way through forgetting her past, intersects with that of Jameson, a man facing a ...

    This was a slow starter for me but I told myself I'd stick with it until I'd read about 50 pages and I'm so glad I did! The author painted beautiful pictures of Oregon and I found myself lusting after the cottage on the coast! The characters are finely drawn and little clues about thei...

    Goodreads is full of 5 star reviews for this book and that puzzles me. I give it 3 stars at best. I just couldn't get pulled in to the jumping narrative and never felt a real connection to the characters, or anything. Especially June. I listened to the book and really didn't like the n...

  • Lori
    Apr 14, 2018

    Though the story isn?t similar in nature, this reminded me of Bridges of Madison County (a favorite of mine). The sense of love & loss was so heartfelt. I actually hugged this to my chest when I finished with a deep satisfied sigh. Thanks to the author & publisher for thi...

    The Days When Birds Come Back is a line from a melancholic poem by Emily Dickinson, written in seclusion and dealing with people?s emotions and the changing seasons. It is a fitting title for this bittersweet tale of two people scarred by loss, whose chance meeting prompts them to re...

    4.5 gorgeous melancholy tragedy leads to connection, understanding, support, belonging ...

    This is a beautifully written book?exquisite in its sense of place and understanding of the flaws in human nature. Both the title and initial poetry reference refer to Emily Dickinson?s poem ?Indian Summer? which speaks of the birds coming back to ?take a backward look.? In...

    THE DAYS WHEN BIRDS COME BACK burns slowly and brightly, its characters fully formed and fully human, caught at the precise moment when their lives change. Told in chapters that alternate between the two main characters, the book shifts between two intertwined stories of loss. June is ...

    Do yourself a favor, put this on the top of the stack next to your bed. Quiet, beautiful, haunting . . . you'll stay awake to finish this book. ...

    So much of life happens in the gray area between choice and chance. Sometimes, a book comes to us at the perfect moment, striking chords that resonate with our most pressing hopes and fear. This aspect of our shared existence isn?t lost on author Deborah Reed, whose spellbinding nove...

    What happens after everything has happened? This is where Deborah Reed introduces us to June and Jameson, characters who both have a deep, painful connection with the Oregon Coast. They must both, by necessity of survival, push through their individual grief in separate losses that ser...

    There are books that tell you stories. They hold you in suspense, reveal secrets and take you down convoluted paths. There are books that develop characters you care about. Then there are those rare books, like The Days When the Birds come back, that bring something beautiful and speci...

    I'm a big fan of Deborah Reed's novels and I was lucky enough to read this one early. Two of my favorite things about her work are in evidence here: beautiful language (rich, elegant, musical) and a window into the characters' consciousness and emotions that feels so specific and idios...

    In this beautiful novel by Deborah Reed (whose books Carry Yourself Back to Me, Things We Set on Fire, and Olivay are also worth your time), June, an alcoholic fresh on the wagon, analyzes her life with a clear head for maybe the first time in years. Through memories of her philanderin...

    All I can say is Wow! I cannot believe how the story of two damaged people wrenched my heart out, and kept me turning pages, and yet I really loved the book. The story of June, a woman who is drinking her way through forgetting her past, intersects with that of Jameson, a man facing a ...

    This was a slow starter for me but I told myself I'd stick with it until I'd read about 50 pages and I'm so glad I did! The author painted beautiful pictures of Oregon and I found myself lusting after the cottage on the coast! The characters are finely drawn and little clues about thei...

    Goodreads is full of 5 star reviews for this book and that puzzles me. I give it 3 stars at best. I just couldn't get pulled in to the jumping narrative and never felt a real connection to the characters, or anything. Especially June. I listened to the book and really didn't like the n...

    I found this book very hard to get into, at first. There was just way to much thrown at the read (details, etc.) in the first few chapters. And, to be honest, I was ready to close up and call it quits. That said, I'm glad I didn't. As the story unfolded, I found myself anxious to re...

    A hauntingly deep story of two lives shaped by trauma, guilt and grief. Two damaged and delicate souls brought together when renovating an old house and who help each through their pain. A story that resonates long after you close the book. Full of empathy, it is a reminder of how the ...

    I took my time with this one. I did not want it to end. The beautiful language, beguiling setting and gorgeous descriptions of nature kept me hopeful even as the characters faced unspeakable horrors. I was intrigued by the way the characters return to a place that holds so many painful...

    Some books end and you?re left wanting more. That?s the bittersweet feeling that readers often claim are at the heart of their love for stories. But, The Days When Birds Come Back will not leave readers feeling empty in any way. Deborah Reed?s writing doesn?t leave readers with...

    Trying to stay sober after a divorce, June returns to the Oregon coast where she grew up in order to renovate her late grandparents' home prior to putting it up for sale. She hires Jameson, who comes highly recommended for his renovation skills, and who is trying to hang on to his marr...

    I've only read a little ways but it's not grabbing me so far. I'm not liking how the writing goes backward and forward in a circular fashion, if that makes any sense. I'm having troubles following where it is going. ...

    Delicately drawn but fiercely shaded - I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Exquisite, so heartbreakingly sad yet just the right ending ...

  • Amy
    Jan 04, 2018

    Though the story isn?t similar in nature, this reminded me of Bridges of Madison County (a favorite of mine). The sense of love & loss was so heartfelt. I actually hugged this to my chest when I finished with a deep satisfied sigh. Thanks to the author & publisher for thi...

    The Days When Birds Come Back is a line from a melancholic poem by Emily Dickinson, written in seclusion and dealing with people?s emotions and the changing seasons. It is a fitting title for this bittersweet tale of two people scarred by loss, whose chance meeting prompts them to re...

    4.5 gorgeous melancholy tragedy leads to connection, understanding, support, belonging ...

  • Andrew
    Jan 16, 2018

    Though the story isn?t similar in nature, this reminded me of Bridges of Madison County (a favorite of mine). The sense of love & loss was so heartfelt. I actually hugged this to my chest when I finished with a deep satisfied sigh. Thanks to the author & publisher for thi...

    The Days When Birds Come Back is a line from a melancholic poem by Emily Dickinson, written in seclusion and dealing with people?s emotions and the changing seasons. It is a fitting title for this bittersweet tale of two people scarred by loss, whose chance meeting prompts them to re...

    4.5 gorgeous melancholy tragedy leads to connection, understanding, support, belonging ...

    This is a beautifully written book?exquisite in its sense of place and understanding of the flaws in human nature. Both the title and initial poetry reference refer to Emily Dickinson?s poem ?Indian Summer? which speaks of the birds coming back to ?take a backward look.? In...

    THE DAYS WHEN BIRDS COME BACK burns slowly and brightly, its characters fully formed and fully human, caught at the precise moment when their lives change. Told in chapters that alternate between the two main characters, the book shifts between two intertwined stories of loss. June is ...

    Do yourself a favor, put this on the top of the stack next to your bed. Quiet, beautiful, haunting . . . you'll stay awake to finish this book. ...

    So much of life happens in the gray area between choice and chance. Sometimes, a book comes to us at the perfect moment, striking chords that resonate with our most pressing hopes and fear. This aspect of our shared existence isn?t lost on author Deborah Reed, whose spellbinding nove...

    What happens after everything has happened? This is where Deborah Reed introduces us to June and Jameson, characters who both have a deep, painful connection with the Oregon Coast. They must both, by necessity of survival, push through their individual grief in separate losses that ser...

    There are books that tell you stories. They hold you in suspense, reveal secrets and take you down convoluted paths. There are books that develop characters you care about. Then there are those rare books, like The Days When the Birds come back, that bring something beautiful and speci...

    I'm a big fan of Deborah Reed's novels and I was lucky enough to read this one early. Two of my favorite things about her work are in evidence here: beautiful language (rich, elegant, musical) and a window into the characters' consciousness and emotions that feels so specific and idios...

    In this beautiful novel by Deborah Reed (whose books Carry Yourself Back to Me, Things We Set on Fire, and Olivay are also worth your time), June, an alcoholic fresh on the wagon, analyzes her life with a clear head for maybe the first time in years. Through memories of her philanderin...

  • Sharon
    Sep 17, 2017

    Though the story isn?t similar in nature, this reminded me of Bridges of Madison County (a favorite of mine). The sense of love & loss was so heartfelt. I actually hugged this to my chest when I finished with a deep satisfied sigh. Thanks to the author & publisher for thi...

    The Days When Birds Come Back is a line from a melancholic poem by Emily Dickinson, written in seclusion and dealing with people?s emotions and the changing seasons. It is a fitting title for this bittersweet tale of two people scarred by loss, whose chance meeting prompts them to re...

    4.5 gorgeous melancholy tragedy leads to connection, understanding, support, belonging ...

    This is a beautifully written book?exquisite in its sense of place and understanding of the flaws in human nature. Both the title and initial poetry reference refer to Emily Dickinson?s poem ?Indian Summer? which speaks of the birds coming back to ?take a backward look.? In...

    THE DAYS WHEN BIRDS COME BACK burns slowly and brightly, its characters fully formed and fully human, caught at the precise moment when their lives change. Told in chapters that alternate between the two main characters, the book shifts between two intertwined stories of loss. June is ...

    Do yourself a favor, put this on the top of the stack next to your bed. Quiet, beautiful, haunting . . . you'll stay awake to finish this book. ...

    So much of life happens in the gray area between choice and chance. Sometimes, a book comes to us at the perfect moment, striking chords that resonate with our most pressing hopes and fear. This aspect of our shared existence isn?t lost on author Deborah Reed, whose spellbinding nove...

    What happens after everything has happened? This is where Deborah Reed introduces us to June and Jameson, characters who both have a deep, painful connection with the Oregon Coast. They must both, by necessity of survival, push through their individual grief in separate losses that ser...

    There are books that tell you stories. They hold you in suspense, reveal secrets and take you down convoluted paths. There are books that develop characters you care about. Then there are those rare books, like The Days When the Birds come back, that bring something beautiful and speci...

    I'm a big fan of Deborah Reed's novels and I was lucky enough to read this one early. Two of my favorite things about her work are in evidence here: beautiful language (rich, elegant, musical) and a window into the characters' consciousness and emotions that feels so specific and idios...

  • Tabitha Blankenbiller
    Jan 14, 2018

    Though the story isn?t similar in nature, this reminded me of Bridges of Madison County (a favorite of mine). The sense of love & loss was so heartfelt. I actually hugged this to my chest when I finished with a deep satisfied sigh. Thanks to the author & publisher for thi...

    The Days When Birds Come Back is a line from a melancholic poem by Emily Dickinson, written in seclusion and dealing with people?s emotions and the changing seasons. It is a fitting title for this bittersweet tale of two people scarred by loss, whose chance meeting prompts them to re...

    4.5 gorgeous melancholy tragedy leads to connection, understanding, support, belonging ...

    This is a beautifully written book?exquisite in its sense of place and understanding of the flaws in human nature. Both the title and initial poetry reference refer to Emily Dickinson?s poem ?Indian Summer? which speaks of the birds coming back to ?take a backward look.? In...

    THE DAYS WHEN BIRDS COME BACK burns slowly and brightly, its characters fully formed and fully human, caught at the precise moment when their lives change. Told in chapters that alternate between the two main characters, the book shifts between two intertwined stories of loss. June is ...

    Do yourself a favor, put this on the top of the stack next to your bed. Quiet, beautiful, haunting . . . you'll stay awake to finish this book. ...

    So much of life happens in the gray area between choice and chance. Sometimes, a book comes to us at the perfect moment, striking chords that resonate with our most pressing hopes and fear. This aspect of our shared existence isn?t lost on author Deborah Reed, whose spellbinding nove...

    What happens after everything has happened? This is where Deborah Reed introduces us to June and Jameson, characters who both have a deep, painful connection with the Oregon Coast. They must both, by necessity of survival, push through their individual grief in separate losses that ser...

  • Elizabeth Scott
    Dec 26, 2017

    Though the story isn?t similar in nature, this reminded me of Bridges of Madison County (a favorite of mine). The sense of love & loss was so heartfelt. I actually hugged this to my chest when I finished with a deep satisfied sigh. Thanks to the author & publisher for thi...

    The Days When Birds Come Back is a line from a melancholic poem by Emily Dickinson, written in seclusion and dealing with people?s emotions and the changing seasons. It is a fitting title for this bittersweet tale of two people scarred by loss, whose chance meeting prompts them to re...

    4.5 gorgeous melancholy tragedy leads to connection, understanding, support, belonging ...

    This is a beautifully written book?exquisite in its sense of place and understanding of the flaws in human nature. Both the title and initial poetry reference refer to Emily Dickinson?s poem ?Indian Summer? which speaks of the birds coming back to ?take a backward look.? In...

    THE DAYS WHEN BIRDS COME BACK burns slowly and brightly, its characters fully formed and fully human, caught at the precise moment when their lives change. Told in chapters that alternate between the two main characters, the book shifts between two intertwined stories of loss. June is ...

    Do yourself a favor, put this on the top of the stack next to your bed. Quiet, beautiful, haunting . . . you'll stay awake to finish this book. ...

    So much of life happens in the gray area between choice and chance. Sometimes, a book comes to us at the perfect moment, striking chords that resonate with our most pressing hopes and fear. This aspect of our shared existence isn?t lost on author Deborah Reed, whose spellbinding nove...

    What happens after everything has happened? This is where Deborah Reed introduces us to June and Jameson, characters who both have a deep, painful connection with the Oregon Coast. They must both, by necessity of survival, push through their individual grief in separate losses that ser...

    There are books that tell you stories. They hold you in suspense, reveal secrets and take you down convoluted paths. There are books that develop characters you care about. Then there are those rare books, like The Days When the Birds come back, that bring something beautiful and speci...

    I'm a big fan of Deborah Reed's novels and I was lucky enough to read this one early. Two of my favorite things about her work are in evidence here: beautiful language (rich, elegant, musical) and a window into the characters' consciousness and emotions that feels so specific and idios...

    In this beautiful novel by Deborah Reed (whose books Carry Yourself Back to Me, Things We Set on Fire, and Olivay are also worth your time), June, an alcoholic fresh on the wagon, analyzes her life with a clear head for maybe the first time in years. Through memories of her philanderin...

    All I can say is Wow! I cannot believe how the story of two damaged people wrenched my heart out, and kept me turning pages, and yet I really loved the book. The story of June, a woman who is drinking her way through forgetting her past, intersects with that of Jameson, a man facing a ...

    This was a slow starter for me but I told myself I'd stick with it until I'd read about 50 pages and I'm so glad I did! The author painted beautiful pictures of Oregon and I found myself lusting after the cottage on the coast! The characters are finely drawn and little clues about thei...

    Goodreads is full of 5 star reviews for this book and that puzzles me. I give it 3 stars at best. I just couldn't get pulled in to the jumping narrative and never felt a real connection to the characters, or anything. Especially June. I listened to the book and really didn't like the n...

    I found this book very hard to get into, at first. There was just way to much thrown at the read (details, etc.) in the first few chapters. And, to be honest, I was ready to close up and call it quits. That said, I'm glad I didn't. As the story unfolded, I found myself anxious to re...

    A hauntingly deep story of two lives shaped by trauma, guilt and grief. Two damaged and delicate souls brought together when renovating an old house and who help each through their pain. A story that resonates long after you close the book. Full of empathy, it is a reminder of how the ...

    I took my time with this one. I did not want it to end. The beautiful language, beguiling setting and gorgeous descriptions of nature kept me hopeful even as the characters faced unspeakable horrors. I was intrigued by the way the characters return to a place that holds so many painful...

    Some books end and you?re left wanting more. That?s the bittersweet feeling that readers often claim are at the heart of their love for stories. But, The Days When Birds Come Back will not leave readers feeling empty in any way. Deborah Reed?s writing doesn?t leave readers with...

    Trying to stay sober after a divorce, June returns to the Oregon coast where she grew up in order to renovate her late grandparents' home prior to putting it up for sale. She hires Jameson, who comes highly recommended for his renovation skills, and who is trying to hang on to his marr...

    I've only read a little ways but it's not grabbing me so far. I'm not liking how the writing goes backward and forward in a circular fashion, if that makes any sense. I'm having troubles following where it is going. ...

    Delicately drawn but fiercely shaded - I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Exquisite, so heartbreakingly sad yet just the right ending ...

    A bittersweet tale of two people scarred by terrible tragedy. Their "chance" meeting turns out to not be so much by chance at all. I found this book beautifully written and as someone else commented, it also reminded me too of the writing in The Bridges of Madison County. It was one of...

    When June returns to her family home, her career stalling, her marriage over, her heart already bruised following the untimely deaths of both her parents, it's not surprising she wants to hide away from the world. Seeking solace in burgeoning alcoholism is probably not the best coping ...

    I lost sleep for two nights in a row because i simply could not tear myself away from this book. If you have ever suffered loss, been plagued by guilt, and craved redemption or relief "The Days When Birds Come Back" will speak directly to you...speak to you in language that is beautifu...

  • Denise
    Jan 18, 2018

    Though the story isn?t similar in nature, this reminded me of Bridges of Madison County (a favorite of mine). The sense of love & loss was so heartfelt. I actually hugged this to my chest when I finished with a deep satisfied sigh. Thanks to the author & publisher for thi...

    The Days When Birds Come Back is a line from a melancholic poem by Emily Dickinson, written in seclusion and dealing with people?s emotions and the changing seasons. It is a fitting title for this bittersweet tale of two people scarred by loss, whose chance meeting prompts them to re...

    4.5 gorgeous melancholy tragedy leads to connection, understanding, support, belonging ...

    This is a beautifully written book?exquisite in its sense of place and understanding of the flaws in human nature. Both the title and initial poetry reference refer to Emily Dickinson?s poem ?Indian Summer? which speaks of the birds coming back to ?take a backward look.? In...

    THE DAYS WHEN BIRDS COME BACK burns slowly and brightly, its characters fully formed and fully human, caught at the precise moment when their lives change. Told in chapters that alternate between the two main characters, the book shifts between two intertwined stories of loss. June is ...

    Do yourself a favor, put this on the top of the stack next to your bed. Quiet, beautiful, haunting . . . you'll stay awake to finish this book. ...

    So much of life happens in the gray area between choice and chance. Sometimes, a book comes to us at the perfect moment, striking chords that resonate with our most pressing hopes and fear. This aspect of our shared existence isn?t lost on author Deborah Reed, whose spellbinding nove...

    What happens after everything has happened? This is where Deborah Reed introduces us to June and Jameson, characters who both have a deep, painful connection with the Oregon Coast. They must both, by necessity of survival, push through their individual grief in separate losses that ser...

    There are books that tell you stories. They hold you in suspense, reveal secrets and take you down convoluted paths. There are books that develop characters you care about. Then there are those rare books, like The Days When the Birds come back, that bring something beautiful and speci...

    I'm a big fan of Deborah Reed's novels and I was lucky enough to read this one early. Two of my favorite things about her work are in evidence here: beautiful language (rich, elegant, musical) and a window into the characters' consciousness and emotions that feels so specific and idios...

    In this beautiful novel by Deborah Reed (whose books Carry Yourself Back to Me, Things We Set on Fire, and Olivay are also worth your time), June, an alcoholic fresh on the wagon, analyzes her life with a clear head for maybe the first time in years. Through memories of her philanderin...

    All I can say is Wow! I cannot believe how the story of two damaged people wrenched my heart out, and kept me turning pages, and yet I really loved the book. The story of June, a woman who is drinking her way through forgetting her past, intersects with that of Jameson, a man facing a ...

    This was a slow starter for me but I told myself I'd stick with it until I'd read about 50 pages and I'm so glad I did! The author painted beautiful pictures of Oregon and I found myself lusting after the cottage on the coast! The characters are finely drawn and little clues about thei...

    Goodreads is full of 5 star reviews for this book and that puzzles me. I give it 3 stars at best. I just couldn't get pulled in to the jumping narrative and never felt a real connection to the characters, or anything. Especially June. I listened to the book and really didn't like the n...

    I found this book very hard to get into, at first. There was just way to much thrown at the read (details, etc.) in the first few chapters. And, to be honest, I was ready to close up and call it quits. That said, I'm glad I didn't. As the story unfolded, I found myself anxious to re...

    A hauntingly deep story of two lives shaped by trauma, guilt and grief. Two damaged and delicate souls brought together when renovating an old house and who help each through their pain. A story that resonates long after you close the book. Full of empathy, it is a reminder of how the ...

    I took my time with this one. I did not want it to end. The beautiful language, beguiling setting and gorgeous descriptions of nature kept me hopeful even as the characters faced unspeakable horrors. I was intrigued by the way the characters return to a place that holds so many painful...

  • Mary White
    Jan 16, 2018

    Though the story isn?t similar in nature, this reminded me of Bridges of Madison County (a favorite of mine). The sense of love & loss was so heartfelt. I actually hugged this to my chest when I finished with a deep satisfied sigh. Thanks to the author & publisher for thi...

    The Days When Birds Come Back is a line from a melancholic poem by Emily Dickinson, written in seclusion and dealing with people?s emotions and the changing seasons. It is a fitting title for this bittersweet tale of two people scarred by loss, whose chance meeting prompts them to re...

    4.5 gorgeous melancholy tragedy leads to connection, understanding, support, belonging ...

    This is a beautifully written book?exquisite in its sense of place and understanding of the flaws in human nature. Both the title and initial poetry reference refer to Emily Dickinson?s poem ?Indian Summer? which speaks of the birds coming back to ?take a backward look.? In...

    THE DAYS WHEN BIRDS COME BACK burns slowly and brightly, its characters fully formed and fully human, caught at the precise moment when their lives change. Told in chapters that alternate between the two main characters, the book shifts between two intertwined stories of loss. June is ...

    Do yourself a favor, put this on the top of the stack next to your bed. Quiet, beautiful, haunting . . . you'll stay awake to finish this book. ...

    So much of life happens in the gray area between choice and chance. Sometimes, a book comes to us at the perfect moment, striking chords that resonate with our most pressing hopes and fear. This aspect of our shared existence isn?t lost on author Deborah Reed, whose spellbinding nove...

  • Helen Marquis
    Feb 17, 2018

    Though the story isn?t similar in nature, this reminded me of Bridges of Madison County (a favorite of mine). The sense of love & loss was so heartfelt. I actually hugged this to my chest when I finished with a deep satisfied sigh. Thanks to the author & publisher for thi...

    The Days When Birds Come Back is a line from a melancholic poem by Emily Dickinson, written in seclusion and dealing with people?s emotions and the changing seasons. It is a fitting title for this bittersweet tale of two people scarred by loss, whose chance meeting prompts them to re...

    4.5 gorgeous melancholy tragedy leads to connection, understanding, support, belonging ...

    This is a beautifully written book?exquisite in its sense of place and understanding of the flaws in human nature. Both the title and initial poetry reference refer to Emily Dickinson?s poem ?Indian Summer? which speaks of the birds coming back to ?take a backward look.? In...

    THE DAYS WHEN BIRDS COME BACK burns slowly and brightly, its characters fully formed and fully human, caught at the precise moment when their lives change. Told in chapters that alternate between the two main characters, the book shifts between two intertwined stories of loss. June is ...

    Do yourself a favor, put this on the top of the stack next to your bed. Quiet, beautiful, haunting . . . you'll stay awake to finish this book. ...

    So much of life happens in the gray area between choice and chance. Sometimes, a book comes to us at the perfect moment, striking chords that resonate with our most pressing hopes and fear. This aspect of our shared existence isn?t lost on author Deborah Reed, whose spellbinding nove...

    What happens after everything has happened? This is where Deborah Reed introduces us to June and Jameson, characters who both have a deep, painful connection with the Oregon Coast. They must both, by necessity of survival, push through their individual grief in separate losses that ser...

    There are books that tell you stories. They hold you in suspense, reveal secrets and take you down convoluted paths. There are books that develop characters you care about. Then there are those rare books, like The Days When the Birds come back, that bring something beautiful and speci...

    I'm a big fan of Deborah Reed's novels and I was lucky enough to read this one early. Two of my favorite things about her work are in evidence here: beautiful language (rich, elegant, musical) and a window into the characters' consciousness and emotions that feels so specific and idios...

    In this beautiful novel by Deborah Reed (whose books Carry Yourself Back to Me, Things We Set on Fire, and Olivay are also worth your time), June, an alcoholic fresh on the wagon, analyzes her life with a clear head for maybe the first time in years. Through memories of her philanderin...

    All I can say is Wow! I cannot believe how the story of two damaged people wrenched my heart out, and kept me turning pages, and yet I really loved the book. The story of June, a woman who is drinking her way through forgetting her past, intersects with that of Jameson, a man facing a ...

    This was a slow starter for me but I told myself I'd stick with it until I'd read about 50 pages and I'm so glad I did! The author painted beautiful pictures of Oregon and I found myself lusting after the cottage on the coast! The characters are finely drawn and little clues about thei...

    Goodreads is full of 5 star reviews for this book and that puzzles me. I give it 3 stars at best. I just couldn't get pulled in to the jumping narrative and never felt a real connection to the characters, or anything. Especially June. I listened to the book and really didn't like the n...

    I found this book very hard to get into, at first. There was just way to much thrown at the read (details, etc.) in the first few chapters. And, to be honest, I was ready to close up and call it quits. That said, I'm glad I didn't. As the story unfolded, I found myself anxious to re...

    A hauntingly deep story of two lives shaped by trauma, guilt and grief. Two damaged and delicate souls brought together when renovating an old house and who help each through their pain. A story that resonates long after you close the book. Full of empathy, it is a reminder of how the ...

    I took my time with this one. I did not want it to end. The beautiful language, beguiling setting and gorgeous descriptions of nature kept me hopeful even as the characters faced unspeakable horrors. I was intrigued by the way the characters return to a place that holds so many painful...

    Some books end and you?re left wanting more. That?s the bittersweet feeling that readers often claim are at the heart of their love for stories. But, The Days When Birds Come Back will not leave readers feeling empty in any way. Deborah Reed?s writing doesn?t leave readers with...

    Trying to stay sober after a divorce, June returns to the Oregon coast where she grew up in order to renovate her late grandparents' home prior to putting it up for sale. She hires Jameson, who comes highly recommended for his renovation skills, and who is trying to hang on to his marr...

    I've only read a little ways but it's not grabbing me so far. I'm not liking how the writing goes backward and forward in a circular fashion, if that makes any sense. I'm having troubles following where it is going. ...

    Delicately drawn but fiercely shaded - I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Exquisite, so heartbreakingly sad yet just the right ending ...

    A bittersweet tale of two people scarred by terrible tragedy. Their "chance" meeting turns out to not be so much by chance at all. I found this book beautifully written and as someone else commented, it also reminded me too of the writing in The Bridges of Madison County. It was one of...

    When June returns to her family home, her career stalling, her marriage over, her heart already bruised following the untimely deaths of both her parents, it's not surprising she wants to hide away from the world. Seeking solace in burgeoning alcoholism is probably not the best coping ...

  • Amy
    Jan 16, 2018

    Though the story isn?t similar in nature, this reminded me of Bridges of Madison County (a favorite of mine). The sense of love & loss was so heartfelt. I actually hugged this to my chest when I finished with a deep satisfied sigh. Thanks to the author & publisher for thi...

    The Days When Birds Come Back is a line from a melancholic poem by Emily Dickinson, written in seclusion and dealing with people?s emotions and the changing seasons. It is a fitting title for this bittersweet tale of two people scarred by loss, whose chance meeting prompts them to re...

    4.5 gorgeous melancholy tragedy leads to connection, understanding, support, belonging ...

    This is a beautifully written book?exquisite in its sense of place and understanding of the flaws in human nature. Both the title and initial poetry reference refer to Emily Dickinson?s poem ?Indian Summer? which speaks of the birds coming back to ?take a backward look.? In...

    THE DAYS WHEN BIRDS COME BACK burns slowly and brightly, its characters fully formed and fully human, caught at the precise moment when their lives change. Told in chapters that alternate between the two main characters, the book shifts between two intertwined stories of loss. June is ...

    Do yourself a favor, put this on the top of the stack next to your bed. Quiet, beautiful, haunting . . . you'll stay awake to finish this book. ...

    So much of life happens in the gray area between choice and chance. Sometimes, a book comes to us at the perfect moment, striking chords that resonate with our most pressing hopes and fear. This aspect of our shared existence isn?t lost on author Deborah Reed, whose spellbinding nove...

    What happens after everything has happened? This is where Deborah Reed introduces us to June and Jameson, characters who both have a deep, painful connection with the Oregon Coast. They must both, by necessity of survival, push through their individual grief in separate losses that ser...

    There are books that tell you stories. They hold you in suspense, reveal secrets and take you down convoluted paths. There are books that develop characters you care about. Then there are those rare books, like The Days When the Birds come back, that bring something beautiful and speci...

    I'm a big fan of Deborah Reed's novels and I was lucky enough to read this one early. Two of my favorite things about her work are in evidence here: beautiful language (rich, elegant, musical) and a window into the characters' consciousness and emotions that feels so specific and idios...

    In this beautiful novel by Deborah Reed (whose books Carry Yourself Back to Me, Things We Set on Fire, and Olivay are also worth your time), June, an alcoholic fresh on the wagon, analyzes her life with a clear head for maybe the first time in years. Through memories of her philanderin...

    All I can say is Wow! I cannot believe how the story of two damaged people wrenched my heart out, and kept me turning pages, and yet I really loved the book. The story of June, a woman who is drinking her way through forgetting her past, intersects with that of Jameson, a man facing a ...

    This was a slow starter for me but I told myself I'd stick with it until I'd read about 50 pages and I'm so glad I did! The author painted beautiful pictures of Oregon and I found myself lusting after the cottage on the coast! The characters are finely drawn and little clues about thei...

    Goodreads is full of 5 star reviews for this book and that puzzles me. I give it 3 stars at best. I just couldn't get pulled in to the jumping narrative and never felt a real connection to the characters, or anything. Especially June. I listened to the book and really didn't like the n...

    I found this book very hard to get into, at first. There was just way to much thrown at the read (details, etc.) in the first few chapters. And, to be honest, I was ready to close up and call it quits. That said, I'm glad I didn't. As the story unfolded, I found myself anxious to re...

  • Ellen
    Feb 13, 2018

    Though the story isn?t similar in nature, this reminded me of Bridges of Madison County (a favorite of mine). The sense of love & loss was so heartfelt. I actually hugged this to my chest when I finished with a deep satisfied sigh. Thanks to the author & publisher for thi...

    The Days When Birds Come Back is a line from a melancholic poem by Emily Dickinson, written in seclusion and dealing with people?s emotions and the changing seasons. It is a fitting title for this bittersweet tale of two people scarred by loss, whose chance meeting prompts them to re...

    4.5 gorgeous melancholy tragedy leads to connection, understanding, support, belonging ...

    This is a beautifully written book?exquisite in its sense of place and understanding of the flaws in human nature. Both the title and initial poetry reference refer to Emily Dickinson?s poem ?Indian Summer? which speaks of the birds coming back to ?take a backward look.? In...

    THE DAYS WHEN BIRDS COME BACK burns slowly and brightly, its characters fully formed and fully human, caught at the precise moment when their lives change. Told in chapters that alternate between the two main characters, the book shifts between two intertwined stories of loss. June is ...

    Do yourself a favor, put this on the top of the stack next to your bed. Quiet, beautiful, haunting . . . you'll stay awake to finish this book. ...

    So much of life happens in the gray area between choice and chance. Sometimes, a book comes to us at the perfect moment, striking chords that resonate with our most pressing hopes and fear. This aspect of our shared existence isn?t lost on author Deborah Reed, whose spellbinding nove...

    What happens after everything has happened? This is where Deborah Reed introduces us to June and Jameson, characters who both have a deep, painful connection with the Oregon Coast. They must both, by necessity of survival, push through their individual grief in separate losses that ser...

    There are books that tell you stories. They hold you in suspense, reveal secrets and take you down convoluted paths. There are books that develop characters you care about. Then there are those rare books, like The Days When the Birds come back, that bring something beautiful and speci...

    I'm a big fan of Deborah Reed's novels and I was lucky enough to read this one early. Two of my favorite things about her work are in evidence here: beautiful language (rich, elegant, musical) and a window into the characters' consciousness and emotions that feels so specific and idios...

    In this beautiful novel by Deborah Reed (whose books Carry Yourself Back to Me, Things We Set on Fire, and Olivay are also worth your time), June, an alcoholic fresh on the wagon, analyzes her life with a clear head for maybe the first time in years. Through memories of her philanderin...

    All I can say is Wow! I cannot believe how the story of two damaged people wrenched my heart out, and kept me turning pages, and yet I really loved the book. The story of June, a woman who is drinking her way through forgetting her past, intersects with that of Jameson, a man facing a ...

  • Rebecca
    May 03, 2018

    Though the story isn?t similar in nature, this reminded me of Bridges of Madison County (a favorite of mine). The sense of love & loss was so heartfelt. I actually hugged this to my chest when I finished with a deep satisfied sigh. Thanks to the author & publisher for thi...

    The Days When Birds Come Back is a line from a melancholic poem by Emily Dickinson, written in seclusion and dealing with people?s emotions and the changing seasons. It is a fitting title for this bittersweet tale of two people scarred by loss, whose chance meeting prompts them to re...

    4.5 gorgeous melancholy tragedy leads to connection, understanding, support, belonging ...

    This is a beautifully written book?exquisite in its sense of place and understanding of the flaws in human nature. Both the title and initial poetry reference refer to Emily Dickinson?s poem ?Indian Summer? which speaks of the birds coming back to ?take a backward look.? In...

    THE DAYS WHEN BIRDS COME BACK burns slowly and brightly, its characters fully formed and fully human, caught at the precise moment when their lives change. Told in chapters that alternate between the two main characters, the book shifts between two intertwined stories of loss. June is ...

    Do yourself a favor, put this on the top of the stack next to your bed. Quiet, beautiful, haunting . . . you'll stay awake to finish this book. ...

    So much of life happens in the gray area between choice and chance. Sometimes, a book comes to us at the perfect moment, striking chords that resonate with our most pressing hopes and fear. This aspect of our shared existence isn?t lost on author Deborah Reed, whose spellbinding nove...

    What happens after everything has happened? This is where Deborah Reed introduces us to June and Jameson, characters who both have a deep, painful connection with the Oregon Coast. They must both, by necessity of survival, push through their individual grief in separate losses that ser...

    There are books that tell you stories. They hold you in suspense, reveal secrets and take you down convoluted paths. There are books that develop characters you care about. Then there are those rare books, like The Days When the Birds come back, that bring something beautiful and speci...

    I'm a big fan of Deborah Reed's novels and I was lucky enough to read this one early. Two of my favorite things about her work are in evidence here: beautiful language (rich, elegant, musical) and a window into the characters' consciousness and emotions that feels so specific and idios...

    In this beautiful novel by Deborah Reed (whose books Carry Yourself Back to Me, Things We Set on Fire, and Olivay are also worth your time), June, an alcoholic fresh on the wagon, analyzes her life with a clear head for maybe the first time in years. Through memories of her philanderin...

    All I can say is Wow! I cannot believe how the story of two damaged people wrenched my heart out, and kept me turning pages, and yet I really loved the book. The story of June, a woman who is drinking her way through forgetting her past, intersects with that of Jameson, a man facing a ...

    This was a slow starter for me but I told myself I'd stick with it until I'd read about 50 pages and I'm so glad I did! The author painted beautiful pictures of Oregon and I found myself lusting after the cottage on the coast! The characters are finely drawn and little clues about thei...

    Goodreads is full of 5 star reviews for this book and that puzzles me. I give it 3 stars at best. I just couldn't get pulled in to the jumping narrative and never felt a real connection to the characters, or anything. Especially June. I listened to the book and really didn't like the n...

    I found this book very hard to get into, at first. There was just way to much thrown at the read (details, etc.) in the first few chapters. And, to be honest, I was ready to close up and call it quits. That said, I'm glad I didn't. As the story unfolded, I found myself anxious to re...

    A hauntingly deep story of two lives shaped by trauma, guilt and grief. Two damaged and delicate souls brought together when renovating an old house and who help each through their pain. A story that resonates long after you close the book. Full of empathy, it is a reminder of how the ...

    I took my time with this one. I did not want it to end. The beautiful language, beguiling setting and gorgeous descriptions of nature kept me hopeful even as the characters faced unspeakable horrors. I was intrigued by the way the characters return to a place that holds so many painful...

    Some books end and you?re left wanting more. That?s the bittersweet feeling that readers often claim are at the heart of their love for stories. But, The Days When Birds Come Back will not leave readers feeling empty in any way. Deborah Reed?s writing doesn?t leave readers with...

    Trying to stay sober after a divorce, June returns to the Oregon coast where she grew up in order to renovate her late grandparents' home prior to putting it up for sale. She hires Jameson, who comes highly recommended for his renovation skills, and who is trying to hang on to his marr...

    I've only read a little ways but it's not grabbing me so far. I'm not liking how the writing goes backward and forward in a circular fashion, if that makes any sense. I'm having troubles following where it is going. ...

  • Tressa
    Jan 21, 2018

    Though the story isn?t similar in nature, this reminded me of Bridges of Madison County (a favorite of mine). The sense of love & loss was so heartfelt. I actually hugged this to my chest when I finished with a deep satisfied sigh. Thanks to the author & publisher for thi...

    The Days When Birds Come Back is a line from a melancholic poem by Emily Dickinson, written in seclusion and dealing with people?s emotions and the changing seasons. It is a fitting title for this bittersweet tale of two people scarred by loss, whose chance meeting prompts them to re...

    4.5 gorgeous melancholy tragedy leads to connection, understanding, support, belonging ...

    This is a beautifully written book?exquisite in its sense of place and understanding of the flaws in human nature. Both the title and initial poetry reference refer to Emily Dickinson?s poem ?Indian Summer? which speaks of the birds coming back to ?take a backward look.? In...

    THE DAYS WHEN BIRDS COME BACK burns slowly and brightly, its characters fully formed and fully human, caught at the precise moment when their lives change. Told in chapters that alternate between the two main characters, the book shifts between two intertwined stories of loss. June is ...

    Do yourself a favor, put this on the top of the stack next to your bed. Quiet, beautiful, haunting . . . you'll stay awake to finish this book. ...

    So much of life happens in the gray area between choice and chance. Sometimes, a book comes to us at the perfect moment, striking chords that resonate with our most pressing hopes and fear. This aspect of our shared existence isn?t lost on author Deborah Reed, whose spellbinding nove...

    What happens after everything has happened? This is where Deborah Reed introduces us to June and Jameson, characters who both have a deep, painful connection with the Oregon Coast. They must both, by necessity of survival, push through their individual grief in separate losses that ser...

    There are books that tell you stories. They hold you in suspense, reveal secrets and take you down convoluted paths. There are books that develop characters you care about. Then there are those rare books, like The Days When the Birds come back, that bring something beautiful and speci...

    I'm a big fan of Deborah Reed's novels and I was lucky enough to read this one early. Two of my favorite things about her work are in evidence here: beautiful language (rich, elegant, musical) and a window into the characters' consciousness and emotions that feels so specific and idios...

    In this beautiful novel by Deborah Reed (whose books Carry Yourself Back to Me, Things We Set on Fire, and Olivay are also worth your time), June, an alcoholic fresh on the wagon, analyzes her life with a clear head for maybe the first time in years. Through memories of her philanderin...

    All I can say is Wow! I cannot believe how the story of two damaged people wrenched my heart out, and kept me turning pages, and yet I really loved the book. The story of June, a woman who is drinking her way through forgetting her past, intersects with that of Jameson, a man facing a ...

    This was a slow starter for me but I told myself I'd stick with it until I'd read about 50 pages and I'm so glad I did! The author painted beautiful pictures of Oregon and I found myself lusting after the cottage on the coast! The characters are finely drawn and little clues about thei...

    Goodreads is full of 5 star reviews for this book and that puzzles me. I give it 3 stars at best. I just couldn't get pulled in to the jumping narrative and never felt a real connection to the characters, or anything. Especially June. I listened to the book and really didn't like the n...

    I found this book very hard to get into, at first. There was just way to much thrown at the read (details, etc.) in the first few chapters. And, to be honest, I was ready to close up and call it quits. That said, I'm glad I didn't. As the story unfolded, I found myself anxious to re...

    A hauntingly deep story of two lives shaped by trauma, guilt and grief. Two damaged and delicate souls brought together when renovating an old house and who help each through their pain. A story that resonates long after you close the book. Full of empathy, it is a reminder of how the ...

    I took my time with this one. I did not want it to end. The beautiful language, beguiling setting and gorgeous descriptions of nature kept me hopeful even as the characters faced unspeakable horrors. I was intrigued by the way the characters return to a place that holds so many painful...

    Some books end and you?re left wanting more. That?s the bittersweet feeling that readers often claim are at the heart of their love for stories. But, The Days When Birds Come Back will not leave readers feeling empty in any way. Deborah Reed?s writing doesn?t leave readers with...

    Trying to stay sober after a divorce, June returns to the Oregon coast where she grew up in order to renovate her late grandparents' home prior to putting it up for sale. She hires Jameson, who comes highly recommended for his renovation skills, and who is trying to hang on to his marr...

    I've only read a little ways but it's not grabbing me so far. I'm not liking how the writing goes backward and forward in a circular fashion, if that makes any sense. I'm having troubles following where it is going. ...

    Delicately drawn but fiercely shaded - I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Exquisite, so heartbreakingly sad yet just the right ending ...

    A bittersweet tale of two people scarred by terrible tragedy. Their "chance" meeting turns out to not be so much by chance at all. I found this book beautifully written and as someone else commented, it also reminded me too of the writing in The Bridges of Madison County. It was one of...

    When June returns to her family home, her career stalling, her marriage over, her heart already bruised following the untimely deaths of both her parents, it's not surprising she wants to hide away from the world. Seeking solace in burgeoning alcoholism is probably not the best coping ...

    I lost sleep for two nights in a row because i simply could not tear myself away from this book. If you have ever suffered loss, been plagued by guilt, and craved redemption or relief "The Days When Birds Come Back" will speak directly to you...speak to you in language that is beautifu...

    I did not like the ending of this book. I can't help it. Broken people finding redemption in more brokenness written as if it were healing. Not my thing. I got past the trees and even past the "hurricane" that came through. Lame. The Pacific Coast gets plenty of storms but they don't c...

  • Heidi
    Sep 09, 2017

    Though the story isn?t similar in nature, this reminded me of Bridges of Madison County (a favorite of mine). The sense of love & loss was so heartfelt. I actually hugged this to my chest when I finished with a deep satisfied sigh. Thanks to the author & publisher for thi...

    The Days When Birds Come Back is a line from a melancholic poem by Emily Dickinson, written in seclusion and dealing with people?s emotions and the changing seasons. It is a fitting title for this bittersweet tale of two people scarred by loss, whose chance meeting prompts them to re...

  • Kerri
    Dec 30, 2017

    Though the story isn?t similar in nature, this reminded me of Bridges of Madison County (a favorite of mine). The sense of love & loss was so heartfelt. I actually hugged this to my chest when I finished with a deep satisfied sigh. Thanks to the author & publisher for thi...

    The Days When Birds Come Back is a line from a melancholic poem by Emily Dickinson, written in seclusion and dealing with people?s emotions and the changing seasons. It is a fitting title for this bittersweet tale of two people scarred by loss, whose chance meeting prompts them to re...

    4.5 gorgeous melancholy tragedy leads to connection, understanding, support, belonging ...

    This is a beautifully written book?exquisite in its sense of place and understanding of the flaws in human nature. Both the title and initial poetry reference refer to Emily Dickinson?s poem ?Indian Summer? which speaks of the birds coming back to ?take a backward look.? In...

    THE DAYS WHEN BIRDS COME BACK burns slowly and brightly, its characters fully formed and fully human, caught at the precise moment when their lives change. Told in chapters that alternate between the two main characters, the book shifts between two intertwined stories of loss. June is ...

    Do yourself a favor, put this on the top of the stack next to your bed. Quiet, beautiful, haunting . . . you'll stay awake to finish this book. ...

    So much of life happens in the gray area between choice and chance. Sometimes, a book comes to us at the perfect moment, striking chords that resonate with our most pressing hopes and fear. This aspect of our shared existence isn?t lost on author Deborah Reed, whose spellbinding nove...

    What happens after everything has happened? This is where Deborah Reed introduces us to June and Jameson, characters who both have a deep, painful connection with the Oregon Coast. They must both, by necessity of survival, push through their individual grief in separate losses that ser...

    There are books that tell you stories. They hold you in suspense, reveal secrets and take you down convoluted paths. There are books that develop characters you care about. Then there are those rare books, like The Days When the Birds come back, that bring something beautiful and speci...

    I'm a big fan of Deborah Reed's novels and I was lucky enough to read this one early. Two of my favorite things about her work are in evidence here: beautiful language (rich, elegant, musical) and a window into the characters' consciousness and emotions that feels so specific and idios...

    In this beautiful novel by Deborah Reed (whose books Carry Yourself Back to Me, Things We Set on Fire, and Olivay are also worth your time), June, an alcoholic fresh on the wagon, analyzes her life with a clear head for maybe the first time in years. Through memories of her philanderin...

    All I can say is Wow! I cannot believe how the story of two damaged people wrenched my heart out, and kept me turning pages, and yet I really loved the book. The story of June, a woman who is drinking her way through forgetting her past, intersects with that of Jameson, a man facing a ...

    This was a slow starter for me but I told myself I'd stick with it until I'd read about 50 pages and I'm so glad I did! The author painted beautiful pictures of Oregon and I found myself lusting after the cottage on the coast! The characters are finely drawn and little clues about thei...

    Goodreads is full of 5 star reviews for this book and that puzzles me. I give it 3 stars at best. I just couldn't get pulled in to the jumping narrative and never felt a real connection to the characters, or anything. Especially June. I listened to the book and really didn't like the n...

    I found this book very hard to get into, at first. There was just way to much thrown at the read (details, etc.) in the first few chapters. And, to be honest, I was ready to close up and call it quits. That said, I'm glad I didn't. As the story unfolded, I found myself anxious to re...

    A hauntingly deep story of two lives shaped by trauma, guilt and grief. Two damaged and delicate souls brought together when renovating an old house and who help each through their pain. A story that resonates long after you close the book. Full of empathy, it is a reminder of how the ...

    I took my time with this one. I did not want it to end. The beautiful language, beguiling setting and gorgeous descriptions of nature kept me hopeful even as the characters faced unspeakable horrors. I was intrigued by the way the characters return to a place that holds so many painful...

    Some books end and you?re left wanting more. That?s the bittersweet feeling that readers often claim are at the heart of their love for stories. But, The Days When Birds Come Back will not leave readers feeling empty in any way. Deborah Reed?s writing doesn?t leave readers with...

    Trying to stay sober after a divorce, June returns to the Oregon coast where she grew up in order to renovate her late grandparents' home prior to putting it up for sale. She hires Jameson, who comes highly recommended for his renovation skills, and who is trying to hang on to his marr...

    I've only read a little ways but it's not grabbing me so far. I'm not liking how the writing goes backward and forward in a circular fashion, if that makes any sense. I'm having troubles following where it is going. ...

    Delicately drawn but fiercely shaded - I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Exquisite, so heartbreakingly sad yet just the right ending ...

    A bittersweet tale of two people scarred by terrible tragedy. Their "chance" meeting turns out to not be so much by chance at all. I found this book beautifully written and as someone else commented, it also reminded me too of the writing in The Bridges of Madison County. It was one of...

    When June returns to her family home, her career stalling, her marriage over, her heart already bruised following the untimely deaths of both her parents, it's not surprising she wants to hide away from the world. Seeking solace in burgeoning alcoholism is probably not the best coping ...

    I lost sleep for two nights in a row because i simply could not tear myself away from this book. If you have ever suffered loss, been plagued by guilt, and craved redemption or relief "The Days When Birds Come Back" will speak directly to you...speak to you in language that is beautifu...

    I did not like the ending of this book. I can't help it. Broken people finding redemption in more brokenness written as if it were healing. Not my thing. I got past the trees and even past the "hurricane" that came through. Lame. The Pacific Coast gets plenty of storms but they don't c...

    Instant attraction! An overwhelming emotion which keeps cluttering the mind with questions such as "what should I say", "should I do this", "will I see them today", "did I make a fool of myself", etc. This unrequited obsession goes on and on, even if the other person is oblivious to th...

    The Days When Birds Come Back By Deborah Reed Narrated By Xe Sands Published 2018 by Blackstone Audio 7 hours and 24 minutes I received a free copy of the audiobook from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I've tried for weeks to finish this book and I just can't...

    I chose this book, first, because I was intrigued by the title; and, second, because of the description about the restoration of an old house (yes, I admit to being a HGTV fan). I have only just understood the significance of the title: like birds return to the nest, so the main charac...

    I received this book as a Goodreads Giveaway. It took me a few pages to get used to this author's writing style, but once I found the rhythm of it, I was hooked. The stories of both main characters, Jameson and June, are compelling and complex. Their motivations and pasts are not immed...

  • Dorothy
    Feb 16, 2018

    Though the story isn?t similar in nature, this reminded me of Bridges of Madison County (a favorite of mine). The sense of love & loss was so heartfelt. I actually hugged this to my chest when I finished with a deep satisfied sigh. Thanks to the author & publisher for thi...

    The Days When Birds Come Back is a line from a melancholic poem by Emily Dickinson, written in seclusion and dealing with people?s emotions and the changing seasons. It is a fitting title for this bittersweet tale of two people scarred by loss, whose chance meeting prompts them to re...

    4.5 gorgeous melancholy tragedy leads to connection, understanding, support, belonging ...

    This is a beautifully written book?exquisite in its sense of place and understanding of the flaws in human nature. Both the title and initial poetry reference refer to Emily Dickinson?s poem ?Indian Summer? which speaks of the birds coming back to ?take a backward look.? In...

    THE DAYS WHEN BIRDS COME BACK burns slowly and brightly, its characters fully formed and fully human, caught at the precise moment when their lives change. Told in chapters that alternate between the two main characters, the book shifts between two intertwined stories of loss. June is ...

    Do yourself a favor, put this on the top of the stack next to your bed. Quiet, beautiful, haunting . . . you'll stay awake to finish this book. ...

    So much of life happens in the gray area between choice and chance. Sometimes, a book comes to us at the perfect moment, striking chords that resonate with our most pressing hopes and fear. This aspect of our shared existence isn?t lost on author Deborah Reed, whose spellbinding nove...

    What happens after everything has happened? This is where Deborah Reed introduces us to June and Jameson, characters who both have a deep, painful connection with the Oregon Coast. They must both, by necessity of survival, push through their individual grief in separate losses that ser...

    There are books that tell you stories. They hold you in suspense, reveal secrets and take you down convoluted paths. There are books that develop characters you care about. Then there are those rare books, like The Days When the Birds come back, that bring something beautiful and speci...

    I'm a big fan of Deborah Reed's novels and I was lucky enough to read this one early. Two of my favorite things about her work are in evidence here: beautiful language (rich, elegant, musical) and a window into the characters' consciousness and emotions that feels so specific and idios...

    In this beautiful novel by Deborah Reed (whose books Carry Yourself Back to Me, Things We Set on Fire, and Olivay are also worth your time), June, an alcoholic fresh on the wagon, analyzes her life with a clear head for maybe the first time in years. Through memories of her philanderin...

    All I can say is Wow! I cannot believe how the story of two damaged people wrenched my heart out, and kept me turning pages, and yet I really loved the book. The story of June, a woman who is drinking her way through forgetting her past, intersects with that of Jameson, a man facing a ...

    This was a slow starter for me but I told myself I'd stick with it until I'd read about 50 pages and I'm so glad I did! The author painted beautiful pictures of Oregon and I found myself lusting after the cottage on the coast! The characters are finely drawn and little clues about thei...

    Goodreads is full of 5 star reviews for this book and that puzzles me. I give it 3 stars at best. I just couldn't get pulled in to the jumping narrative and never felt a real connection to the characters, or anything. Especially June. I listened to the book and really didn't like the n...

    I found this book very hard to get into, at first. There was just way to much thrown at the read (details, etc.) in the first few chapters. And, to be honest, I was ready to close up and call it quits. That said, I'm glad I didn't. As the story unfolded, I found myself anxious to re...

    A hauntingly deep story of two lives shaped by trauma, guilt and grief. Two damaged and delicate souls brought together when renovating an old house and who help each through their pain. A story that resonates long after you close the book. Full of empathy, it is a reminder of how the ...

    I took my time with this one. I did not want it to end. The beautiful language, beguiling setting and gorgeous descriptions of nature kept me hopeful even as the characters faced unspeakable horrors. I was intrigued by the way the characters return to a place that holds so many painful...

    Some books end and you?re left wanting more. That?s the bittersweet feeling that readers often claim are at the heart of their love for stories. But, The Days When Birds Come Back will not leave readers feeling empty in any way. Deborah Reed?s writing doesn?t leave readers with...

    Trying to stay sober after a divorce, June returns to the Oregon coast where she grew up in order to renovate her late grandparents' home prior to putting it up for sale. She hires Jameson, who comes highly recommended for his renovation skills, and who is trying to hang on to his marr...

    I've only read a little ways but it's not grabbing me so far. I'm not liking how the writing goes backward and forward in a circular fashion, if that makes any sense. I'm having troubles following where it is going. ...

    Delicately drawn but fiercely shaded - I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Exquisite, so heartbreakingly sad yet just the right ending ...

    A bittersweet tale of two people scarred by terrible tragedy. Their "chance" meeting turns out to not be so much by chance at all. I found this book beautifully written and as someone else commented, it also reminded me too of the writing in The Bridges of Madison County. It was one of...

    When June returns to her family home, her career stalling, her marriage over, her heart already bruised following the untimely deaths of both her parents, it's not surprising she wants to hide away from the world. Seeking solace in burgeoning alcoholism is probably not the best coping ...

    I lost sleep for two nights in a row because i simply could not tear myself away from this book. If you have ever suffered loss, been plagued by guilt, and craved redemption or relief "The Days When Birds Come Back" will speak directly to you...speak to you in language that is beautifu...

    I did not like the ending of this book. I can't help it. Broken people finding redemption in more brokenness written as if it were healing. Not my thing. I got past the trees and even past the "hurricane" that came through. Lame. The Pacific Coast gets plenty of storms but they don't c...

    Instant attraction! An overwhelming emotion which keeps cluttering the mind with questions such as "what should I say", "should I do this", "will I see them today", "did I make a fool of myself", etc. This unrequited obsession goes on and on, even if the other person is oblivious to th...

    The Days When Birds Come Back By Deborah Reed Narrated By Xe Sands Published 2018 by Blackstone Audio 7 hours and 24 minutes I received a free copy of the audiobook from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I've tried for weeks to finish this book and I just can't...

    I chose this book, first, because I was intrigued by the title; and, second, because of the description about the restoration of an old house (yes, I admit to being a HGTV fan). I have only just understood the significance of the title: like birds return to the nest, so the main charac...

  • Hillary Mohaupt
    Feb 04, 2018

    Though the story isn?t similar in nature, this reminded me of Bridges of Madison County (a favorite of mine). The sense of love & loss was so heartfelt. I actually hugged this to my chest when I finished with a deep satisfied sigh. Thanks to the author & publisher for thi...

    The Days When Birds Come Back is a line from a melancholic poem by Emily Dickinson, written in seclusion and dealing with people?s emotions and the changing seasons. It is a fitting title for this bittersweet tale of two people scarred by loss, whose chance meeting prompts them to re...

    4.5 gorgeous melancholy tragedy leads to connection, understanding, support, belonging ...

    This is a beautifully written book?exquisite in its sense of place and understanding of the flaws in human nature. Both the title and initial poetry reference refer to Emily Dickinson?s poem ?Indian Summer? which speaks of the birds coming back to ?take a backward look.? In...

    THE DAYS WHEN BIRDS COME BACK burns slowly and brightly, its characters fully formed and fully human, caught at the precise moment when their lives change. Told in chapters that alternate between the two main characters, the book shifts between two intertwined stories of loss. June is ...

  • Courtney Whisenant
    May 25, 2018

    Though the story isn?t similar in nature, this reminded me of Bridges of Madison County (a favorite of mine). The sense of love & loss was so heartfelt. I actually hugged this to my chest when I finished with a deep satisfied sigh. Thanks to the author & publisher for thi...

    The Days When Birds Come Back is a line from a melancholic poem by Emily Dickinson, written in seclusion and dealing with people?s emotions and the changing seasons. It is a fitting title for this bittersweet tale of two people scarred by loss, whose chance meeting prompts them to re...

    4.5 gorgeous melancholy tragedy leads to connection, understanding, support, belonging ...

    This is a beautifully written book?exquisite in its sense of place and understanding of the flaws in human nature. Both the title and initial poetry reference refer to Emily Dickinson?s poem ?Indian Summer? which speaks of the birds coming back to ?take a backward look.? In...

    THE DAYS WHEN BIRDS COME BACK burns slowly and brightly, its characters fully formed and fully human, caught at the precise moment when their lives change. Told in chapters that alternate between the two main characters, the book shifts between two intertwined stories of loss. June is ...

    Do yourself a favor, put this on the top of the stack next to your bed. Quiet, beautiful, haunting . . . you'll stay awake to finish this book. ...

    So much of life happens in the gray area between choice and chance. Sometimes, a book comes to us at the perfect moment, striking chords that resonate with our most pressing hopes and fear. This aspect of our shared existence isn?t lost on author Deborah Reed, whose spellbinding nove...

    What happens after everything has happened? This is where Deborah Reed introduces us to June and Jameson, characters who both have a deep, painful connection with the Oregon Coast. They must both, by necessity of survival, push through their individual grief in separate losses that ser...

    There are books that tell you stories. They hold you in suspense, reveal secrets and take you down convoluted paths. There are books that develop characters you care about. Then there are those rare books, like The Days When the Birds come back, that bring something beautiful and speci...

    I'm a big fan of Deborah Reed's novels and I was lucky enough to read this one early. Two of my favorite things about her work are in evidence here: beautiful language (rich, elegant, musical) and a window into the characters' consciousness and emotions that feels so specific and idios...

    In this beautiful novel by Deborah Reed (whose books Carry Yourself Back to Me, Things We Set on Fire, and Olivay are also worth your time), June, an alcoholic fresh on the wagon, analyzes her life with a clear head for maybe the first time in years. Through memories of her philanderin...

    All I can say is Wow! I cannot believe how the story of two damaged people wrenched my heart out, and kept me turning pages, and yet I really loved the book. The story of June, a woman who is drinking her way through forgetting her past, intersects with that of Jameson, a man facing a ...

    This was a slow starter for me but I told myself I'd stick with it until I'd read about 50 pages and I'm so glad I did! The author painted beautiful pictures of Oregon and I found myself lusting after the cottage on the coast! The characters are finely drawn and little clues about thei...

    Goodreads is full of 5 star reviews for this book and that puzzles me. I give it 3 stars at best. I just couldn't get pulled in to the jumping narrative and never felt a real connection to the characters, or anything. Especially June. I listened to the book and really didn't like the n...

    I found this book very hard to get into, at first. There was just way to much thrown at the read (details, etc.) in the first few chapters. And, to be honest, I was ready to close up and call it quits. That said, I'm glad I didn't. As the story unfolded, I found myself anxious to re...

    A hauntingly deep story of two lives shaped by trauma, guilt and grief. Two damaged and delicate souls brought together when renovating an old house and who help each through their pain. A story that resonates long after you close the book. Full of empathy, it is a reminder of how the ...

    I took my time with this one. I did not want it to end. The beautiful language, beguiling setting and gorgeous descriptions of nature kept me hopeful even as the characters faced unspeakable horrors. I was intrigued by the way the characters return to a place that holds so many painful...

    Some books end and you?re left wanting more. That?s the bittersweet feeling that readers often claim are at the heart of their love for stories. But, The Days When Birds Come Back will not leave readers feeling empty in any way. Deborah Reed?s writing doesn?t leave readers with...

    Trying to stay sober after a divorce, June returns to the Oregon coast where she grew up in order to renovate her late grandparents' home prior to putting it up for sale. She hires Jameson, who comes highly recommended for his renovation skills, and who is trying to hang on to his marr...

    I've only read a little ways but it's not grabbing me so far. I'm not liking how the writing goes backward and forward in a circular fashion, if that makes any sense. I'm having troubles following where it is going. ...

    Delicately drawn but fiercely shaded - I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Exquisite, so heartbreakingly sad yet just the right ending ...

    A bittersweet tale of two people scarred by terrible tragedy. Their "chance" meeting turns out to not be so much by chance at all. I found this book beautifully written and as someone else commented, it also reminded me too of the writing in The Bridges of Madison County. It was one of...

    When June returns to her family home, her career stalling, her marriage over, her heart already bruised following the untimely deaths of both her parents, it's not surprising she wants to hide away from the world. Seeking solace in burgeoning alcoholism is probably not the best coping ...

    I lost sleep for two nights in a row because i simply could not tear myself away from this book. If you have ever suffered loss, been plagued by guilt, and craved redemption or relief "The Days When Birds Come Back" will speak directly to you...speak to you in language that is beautifu...

    I did not like the ending of this book. I can't help it. Broken people finding redemption in more brokenness written as if it were healing. Not my thing. I got past the trees and even past the "hurricane" that came through. Lame. The Pacific Coast gets plenty of storms but they don't c...

    Instant attraction! An overwhelming emotion which keeps cluttering the mind with questions such as "what should I say", "should I do this", "will I see them today", "did I make a fool of myself", etc. This unrequited obsession goes on and on, even if the other person is oblivious to th...

    The Days When Birds Come Back By Deborah Reed Narrated By Xe Sands Published 2018 by Blackstone Audio 7 hours and 24 minutes I received a free copy of the audiobook from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I've tried for weeks to finish this book and I just can't...

  • Mary
    Feb 02, 2018

    Though the story isn?t similar in nature, this reminded me of Bridges of Madison County (a favorite of mine). The sense of love & loss was so heartfelt. I actually hugged this to my chest when I finished with a deep satisfied sigh. Thanks to the author & publisher for thi...

    The Days When Birds Come Back is a line from a melancholic poem by Emily Dickinson, written in seclusion and dealing with people?s emotions and the changing seasons. It is a fitting title for this bittersweet tale of two people scarred by loss, whose chance meeting prompts them to re...

    4.5 gorgeous melancholy tragedy leads to connection, understanding, support, belonging ...

    This is a beautifully written book?exquisite in its sense of place and understanding of the flaws in human nature. Both the title and initial poetry reference refer to Emily Dickinson?s poem ?Indian Summer? which speaks of the birds coming back to ?take a backward look.? In...

    THE DAYS WHEN BIRDS COME BACK burns slowly and brightly, its characters fully formed and fully human, caught at the precise moment when their lives change. Told in chapters that alternate between the two main characters, the book shifts between two intertwined stories of loss. June is ...

    Do yourself a favor, put this on the top of the stack next to your bed. Quiet, beautiful, haunting . . . you'll stay awake to finish this book. ...

    So much of life happens in the gray area between choice and chance. Sometimes, a book comes to us at the perfect moment, striking chords that resonate with our most pressing hopes and fear. This aspect of our shared existence isn?t lost on author Deborah Reed, whose spellbinding nove...

    What happens after everything has happened? This is where Deborah Reed introduces us to June and Jameson, characters who both have a deep, painful connection with the Oregon Coast. They must both, by necessity of survival, push through their individual grief in separate losses that ser...

    There are books that tell you stories. They hold you in suspense, reveal secrets and take you down convoluted paths. There are books that develop characters you care about. Then there are those rare books, like The Days When the Birds come back, that bring something beautiful and speci...

  • Kandie Sweeney
    Mar 07, 2018

    Though the story isn?t similar in nature, this reminded me of Bridges of Madison County (a favorite of mine). The sense of love & loss was so heartfelt. I actually hugged this to my chest when I finished with a deep satisfied sigh. Thanks to the author & publisher for thi...

    The Days When Birds Come Back is a line from a melancholic poem by Emily Dickinson, written in seclusion and dealing with people?s emotions and the changing seasons. It is a fitting title for this bittersweet tale of two people scarred by loss, whose chance meeting prompts them to re...

    4.5 gorgeous melancholy tragedy leads to connection, understanding, support, belonging ...

    This is a beautifully written book?exquisite in its sense of place and understanding of the flaws in human nature. Both the title and initial poetry reference refer to Emily Dickinson?s poem ?Indian Summer? which speaks of the birds coming back to ?take a backward look.? In...

    THE DAYS WHEN BIRDS COME BACK burns slowly and brightly, its characters fully formed and fully human, caught at the precise moment when their lives change. Told in chapters that alternate between the two main characters, the book shifts between two intertwined stories of loss. June is ...

    Do yourself a favor, put this on the top of the stack next to your bed. Quiet, beautiful, haunting . . . you'll stay awake to finish this book. ...

    So much of life happens in the gray area between choice and chance. Sometimes, a book comes to us at the perfect moment, striking chords that resonate with our most pressing hopes and fear. This aspect of our shared existence isn?t lost on author Deborah Reed, whose spellbinding nove...

    What happens after everything has happened? This is where Deborah Reed introduces us to June and Jameson, characters who both have a deep, painful connection with the Oregon Coast. They must both, by necessity of survival, push through their individual grief in separate losses that ser...

    There are books that tell you stories. They hold you in suspense, reveal secrets and take you down convoluted paths. There are books that develop characters you care about. Then there are those rare books, like The Days When the Birds come back, that bring something beautiful and speci...

    I'm a big fan of Deborah Reed's novels and I was lucky enough to read this one early. Two of my favorite things about her work are in evidence here: beautiful language (rich, elegant, musical) and a window into the characters' consciousness and emotions that feels so specific and idios...

    In this beautiful novel by Deborah Reed (whose books Carry Yourself Back to Me, Things We Set on Fire, and Olivay are also worth your time), June, an alcoholic fresh on the wagon, analyzes her life with a clear head for maybe the first time in years. Through memories of her philanderin...

    All I can say is Wow! I cannot believe how the story of two damaged people wrenched my heart out, and kept me turning pages, and yet I really loved the book. The story of June, a woman who is drinking her way through forgetting her past, intersects with that of Jameson, a man facing a ...

    This was a slow starter for me but I told myself I'd stick with it until I'd read about 50 pages and I'm so glad I did! The author painted beautiful pictures of Oregon and I found myself lusting after the cottage on the coast! The characters are finely drawn and little clues about thei...

    Goodreads is full of 5 star reviews for this book and that puzzles me. I give it 3 stars at best. I just couldn't get pulled in to the jumping narrative and never felt a real connection to the characters, or anything. Especially June. I listened to the book and really didn't like the n...

    I found this book very hard to get into, at first. There was just way to much thrown at the read (details, etc.) in the first few chapters. And, to be honest, I was ready to close up and call it quits. That said, I'm glad I didn't. As the story unfolded, I found myself anxious to re...

    A hauntingly deep story of two lives shaped by trauma, guilt and grief. Two damaged and delicate souls brought together when renovating an old house and who help each through their pain. A story that resonates long after you close the book. Full of empathy, it is a reminder of how the ...

    I took my time with this one. I did not want it to end. The beautiful language, beguiling setting and gorgeous descriptions of nature kept me hopeful even as the characters faced unspeakable horrors. I was intrigued by the way the characters return to a place that holds so many painful...

    Some books end and you?re left wanting more. That?s the bittersweet feeling that readers often claim are at the heart of their love for stories. But, The Days When Birds Come Back will not leave readers feeling empty in any way. Deborah Reed?s writing doesn?t leave readers with...

    Trying to stay sober after a divorce, June returns to the Oregon coast where she grew up in order to renovate her late grandparents' home prior to putting it up for sale. She hires Jameson, who comes highly recommended for his renovation skills, and who is trying to hang on to his marr...

    I've only read a little ways but it's not grabbing me so far. I'm not liking how the writing goes backward and forward in a circular fashion, if that makes any sense. I'm having troubles following where it is going. ...

    Delicately drawn but fiercely shaded - I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Exquisite, so heartbreakingly sad yet just the right ending ...

    A bittersweet tale of two people scarred by terrible tragedy. Their "chance" meeting turns out to not be so much by chance at all. I found this book beautifully written and as someone else commented, it also reminded me too of the writing in The Bridges of Madison County. It was one of...

  • Ellen
    Mar 23, 2018

    Though the story isn?t similar in nature, this reminded me of Bridges of Madison County (a favorite of mine). The sense of love & loss was so heartfelt. I actually hugged this to my chest when I finished with a deep satisfied sigh. Thanks to the author & publisher for thi...

    The Days When Birds Come Back is a line from a melancholic poem by Emily Dickinson, written in seclusion and dealing with people?s emotions and the changing seasons. It is a fitting title for this bittersweet tale of two people scarred by loss, whose chance meeting prompts them to re...

    4.5 gorgeous melancholy tragedy leads to connection, understanding, support, belonging ...

    This is a beautifully written book?exquisite in its sense of place and understanding of the flaws in human nature. Both the title and initial poetry reference refer to Emily Dickinson?s poem ?Indian Summer? which speaks of the birds coming back to ?take a backward look.? In...

    THE DAYS WHEN BIRDS COME BACK burns slowly and brightly, its characters fully formed and fully human, caught at the precise moment when their lives change. Told in chapters that alternate between the two main characters, the book shifts between two intertwined stories of loss. June is ...

    Do yourself a favor, put this on the top of the stack next to your bed. Quiet, beautiful, haunting . . . you'll stay awake to finish this book. ...

    So much of life happens in the gray area between choice and chance. Sometimes, a book comes to us at the perfect moment, striking chords that resonate with our most pressing hopes and fear. This aspect of our shared existence isn?t lost on author Deborah Reed, whose spellbinding nove...

    What happens after everything has happened? This is where Deborah Reed introduces us to June and Jameson, characters who both have a deep, painful connection with the Oregon Coast. They must both, by necessity of survival, push through their individual grief in separate losses that ser...

    There are books that tell you stories. They hold you in suspense, reveal secrets and take you down convoluted paths. There are books that develop characters you care about. Then there are those rare books, like The Days When the Birds come back, that bring something beautiful and speci...

    I'm a big fan of Deborah Reed's novels and I was lucky enough to read this one early. Two of my favorite things about her work are in evidence here: beautiful language (rich, elegant, musical) and a window into the characters' consciousness and emotions that feels so specific and idios...

    In this beautiful novel by Deborah Reed (whose books Carry Yourself Back to Me, Things We Set on Fire, and Olivay are also worth your time), June, an alcoholic fresh on the wagon, analyzes her life with a clear head for maybe the first time in years. Through memories of her philanderin...

    All I can say is Wow! I cannot believe how the story of two damaged people wrenched my heart out, and kept me turning pages, and yet I really loved the book. The story of June, a woman who is drinking her way through forgetting her past, intersects with that of Jameson, a man facing a ...

    This was a slow starter for me but I told myself I'd stick with it until I'd read about 50 pages and I'm so glad I did! The author painted beautiful pictures of Oregon and I found myself lusting after the cottage on the coast! The characters are finely drawn and little clues about thei...

    Goodreads is full of 5 star reviews for this book and that puzzles me. I give it 3 stars at best. I just couldn't get pulled in to the jumping narrative and never felt a real connection to the characters, or anything. Especially June. I listened to the book and really didn't like the n...

    I found this book very hard to get into, at first. There was just way to much thrown at the read (details, etc.) in the first few chapters. And, to be honest, I was ready to close up and call it quits. That said, I'm glad I didn't. As the story unfolded, I found myself anxious to re...

    A hauntingly deep story of two lives shaped by trauma, guilt and grief. Two damaged and delicate souls brought together when renovating an old house and who help each through their pain. A story that resonates long after you close the book. Full of empathy, it is a reminder of how the ...

    I took my time with this one. I did not want it to end. The beautiful language, beguiling setting and gorgeous descriptions of nature kept me hopeful even as the characters faced unspeakable horrors. I was intrigued by the way the characters return to a place that holds so many painful...

    Some books end and you?re left wanting more. That?s the bittersweet feeling that readers often claim are at the heart of their love for stories. But, The Days When Birds Come Back will not leave readers feeling empty in any way. Deborah Reed?s writing doesn?t leave readers with...

    Trying to stay sober after a divorce, June returns to the Oregon coast where she grew up in order to renovate her late grandparents' home prior to putting it up for sale. She hires Jameson, who comes highly recommended for his renovation skills, and who is trying to hang on to his marr...

    I've only read a little ways but it's not grabbing me so far. I'm not liking how the writing goes backward and forward in a circular fashion, if that makes any sense. I'm having troubles following where it is going. ...

    Delicately drawn but fiercely shaded - I couldn?t put it down. ...

  • Gaynor
    Jan 30, 2018

    Though the story isn?t similar in nature, this reminded me of Bridges of Madison County (a favorite of mine). The sense of love & loss was so heartfelt. I actually hugged this to my chest when I finished with a deep satisfied sigh. Thanks to the author & publisher for thi...

    The Days When Birds Come Back is a line from a melancholic poem by Emily Dickinson, written in seclusion and dealing with people?s emotions and the changing seasons. It is a fitting title for this bittersweet tale of two people scarred by loss, whose chance meeting prompts them to re...

    4.5 gorgeous melancholy tragedy leads to connection, understanding, support, belonging ...

    This is a beautifully written book?exquisite in its sense of place and understanding of the flaws in human nature. Both the title and initial poetry reference refer to Emily Dickinson?s poem ?Indian Summer? which speaks of the birds coming back to ?take a backward look.? In...

    THE DAYS WHEN BIRDS COME BACK burns slowly and brightly, its characters fully formed and fully human, caught at the precise moment when their lives change. Told in chapters that alternate between the two main characters, the book shifts between two intertwined stories of loss. June is ...

    Do yourself a favor, put this on the top of the stack next to your bed. Quiet, beautiful, haunting . . . you'll stay awake to finish this book. ...

    So much of life happens in the gray area between choice and chance. Sometimes, a book comes to us at the perfect moment, striking chords that resonate with our most pressing hopes and fear. This aspect of our shared existence isn?t lost on author Deborah Reed, whose spellbinding nove...

    What happens after everything has happened? This is where Deborah Reed introduces us to June and Jameson, characters who both have a deep, painful connection with the Oregon Coast. They must both, by necessity of survival, push through their individual grief in separate losses that ser...

    There are books that tell you stories. They hold you in suspense, reveal secrets and take you down convoluted paths. There are books that develop characters you care about. Then there are those rare books, like The Days When the Birds come back, that bring something beautiful and speci...

    I'm a big fan of Deborah Reed's novels and I was lucky enough to read this one early. Two of my favorite things about her work are in evidence here: beautiful language (rich, elegant, musical) and a window into the characters' consciousness and emotions that feels so specific and idios...

    In this beautiful novel by Deborah Reed (whose books Carry Yourself Back to Me, Things We Set on Fire, and Olivay are also worth your time), June, an alcoholic fresh on the wagon, analyzes her life with a clear head for maybe the first time in years. Through memories of her philanderin...

    All I can say is Wow! I cannot believe how the story of two damaged people wrenched my heart out, and kept me turning pages, and yet I really loved the book. The story of June, a woman who is drinking her way through forgetting her past, intersects with that of Jameson, a man facing a ...

    This was a slow starter for me but I told myself I'd stick with it until I'd read about 50 pages and I'm so glad I did! The author painted beautiful pictures of Oregon and I found myself lusting after the cottage on the coast! The characters are finely drawn and little clues about thei...

    Goodreads is full of 5 star reviews for this book and that puzzles me. I give it 3 stars at best. I just couldn't get pulled in to the jumping narrative and never felt a real connection to the characters, or anything. Especially June. I listened to the book and really didn't like the n...

    I found this book very hard to get into, at first. There was just way to much thrown at the read (details, etc.) in the first few chapters. And, to be honest, I was ready to close up and call it quits. That said, I'm glad I didn't. As the story unfolded, I found myself anxious to re...

    A hauntingly deep story of two lives shaped by trauma, guilt and grief. Two damaged and delicate souls brought together when renovating an old house and who help each through their pain. A story that resonates long after you close the book. Full of empathy, it is a reminder of how the ...

  • Holly Lorincz
    Jan 16, 2018

    Though the story isn?t similar in nature, this reminded me of Bridges of Madison County (a favorite of mine). The sense of love & loss was so heartfelt. I actually hugged this to my chest when I finished with a deep satisfied sigh. Thanks to the author & publisher for thi...

    The Days When Birds Come Back is a line from a melancholic poem by Emily Dickinson, written in seclusion and dealing with people?s emotions and the changing seasons. It is a fitting title for this bittersweet tale of two people scarred by loss, whose chance meeting prompts them to re...

    4.5 gorgeous melancholy tragedy leads to connection, understanding, support, belonging ...

    This is a beautifully written book?exquisite in its sense of place and understanding of the flaws in human nature. Both the title and initial poetry reference refer to Emily Dickinson?s poem ?Indian Summer? which speaks of the birds coming back to ?take a backward look.? In...

    THE DAYS WHEN BIRDS COME BACK burns slowly and brightly, its characters fully formed and fully human, caught at the precise moment when their lives change. Told in chapters that alternate between the two main characters, the book shifts between two intertwined stories of loss. June is ...

    Do yourself a favor, put this on the top of the stack next to your bed. Quiet, beautiful, haunting . . . you'll stay awake to finish this book. ...

  • Ellen Klock
    Apr 12, 2018

    Though the story isn?t similar in nature, this reminded me of Bridges of Madison County (a favorite of mine). The sense of love & loss was so heartfelt. I actually hugged this to my chest when I finished with a deep satisfied sigh. Thanks to the author & publisher for thi...

    The Days When Birds Come Back is a line from a melancholic poem by Emily Dickinson, written in seclusion and dealing with people?s emotions and the changing seasons. It is a fitting title for this bittersweet tale of two people scarred by loss, whose chance meeting prompts them to re...

    4.5 gorgeous melancholy tragedy leads to connection, understanding, support, belonging ...

    This is a beautifully written book?exquisite in its sense of place and understanding of the flaws in human nature. Both the title and initial poetry reference refer to Emily Dickinson?s poem ?Indian Summer? which speaks of the birds coming back to ?take a backward look.? In...

    THE DAYS WHEN BIRDS COME BACK burns slowly and brightly, its characters fully formed and fully human, caught at the precise moment when their lives change. Told in chapters that alternate between the two main characters, the book shifts between two intertwined stories of loss. June is ...

    Do yourself a favor, put this on the top of the stack next to your bed. Quiet, beautiful, haunting . . . you'll stay awake to finish this book. ...

    So much of life happens in the gray area between choice and chance. Sometimes, a book comes to us at the perfect moment, striking chords that resonate with our most pressing hopes and fear. This aspect of our shared existence isn?t lost on author Deborah Reed, whose spellbinding nove...

    What happens after everything has happened? This is where Deborah Reed introduces us to June and Jameson, characters who both have a deep, painful connection with the Oregon Coast. They must both, by necessity of survival, push through their individual grief in separate losses that ser...

    There are books that tell you stories. They hold you in suspense, reveal secrets and take you down convoluted paths. There are books that develop characters you care about. Then there are those rare books, like The Days When the Birds come back, that bring something beautiful and speci...

    I'm a big fan of Deborah Reed's novels and I was lucky enough to read this one early. Two of my favorite things about her work are in evidence here: beautiful language (rich, elegant, musical) and a window into the characters' consciousness and emotions that feels so specific and idios...

    In this beautiful novel by Deborah Reed (whose books Carry Yourself Back to Me, Things We Set on Fire, and Olivay are also worth your time), June, an alcoholic fresh on the wagon, analyzes her life with a clear head for maybe the first time in years. Through memories of her philanderin...

    All I can say is Wow! I cannot believe how the story of two damaged people wrenched my heart out, and kept me turning pages, and yet I really loved the book. The story of June, a woman who is drinking her way through forgetting her past, intersects with that of Jameson, a man facing a ...

    This was a slow starter for me but I told myself I'd stick with it until I'd read about 50 pages and I'm so glad I did! The author painted beautiful pictures of Oregon and I found myself lusting after the cottage on the coast! The characters are finely drawn and little clues about thei...

    Goodreads is full of 5 star reviews for this book and that puzzles me. I give it 3 stars at best. I just couldn't get pulled in to the jumping narrative and never felt a real connection to the characters, or anything. Especially June. I listened to the book and really didn't like the n...

    I found this book very hard to get into, at first. There was just way to much thrown at the read (details, etc.) in the first few chapters. And, to be honest, I was ready to close up and call it quits. That said, I'm glad I didn't. As the story unfolded, I found myself anxious to re...

    A hauntingly deep story of two lives shaped by trauma, guilt and grief. Two damaged and delicate souls brought together when renovating an old house and who help each through their pain. A story that resonates long after you close the book. Full of empathy, it is a reminder of how the ...

    I took my time with this one. I did not want it to end. The beautiful language, beguiling setting and gorgeous descriptions of nature kept me hopeful even as the characters faced unspeakable horrors. I was intrigued by the way the characters return to a place that holds so many painful...

    Some books end and you?re left wanting more. That?s the bittersweet feeling that readers often claim are at the heart of their love for stories. But, The Days When Birds Come Back will not leave readers feeling empty in any way. Deborah Reed?s writing doesn?t leave readers with...

    Trying to stay sober after a divorce, June returns to the Oregon coast where she grew up in order to renovate her late grandparents' home prior to putting it up for sale. She hires Jameson, who comes highly recommended for his renovation skills, and who is trying to hang on to his marr...

    I've only read a little ways but it's not grabbing me so far. I'm not liking how the writing goes backward and forward in a circular fashion, if that makes any sense. I'm having troubles following where it is going. ...

    Delicately drawn but fiercely shaded - I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Exquisite, so heartbreakingly sad yet just the right ending ...

    A bittersweet tale of two people scarred by terrible tragedy. Their "chance" meeting turns out to not be so much by chance at all. I found this book beautifully written and as someone else commented, it also reminded me too of the writing in The Bridges of Madison County. It was one of...

    When June returns to her family home, her career stalling, her marriage over, her heart already bruised following the untimely deaths of both her parents, it's not surprising she wants to hide away from the world. Seeking solace in burgeoning alcoholism is probably not the best coping ...

    I lost sleep for two nights in a row because i simply could not tear myself away from this book. If you have ever suffered loss, been plagued by guilt, and craved redemption or relief "The Days When Birds Come Back" will speak directly to you...speak to you in language that is beautifu...

    I did not like the ending of this book. I can't help it. Broken people finding redemption in more brokenness written as if it were healing. Not my thing. I got past the trees and even past the "hurricane" that came through. Lame. The Pacific Coast gets plenty of storms but they don't c...

    Instant attraction! An overwhelming emotion which keeps cluttering the mind with questions such as "what should I say", "should I do this", "will I see them today", "did I make a fool of myself", etc. This unrequited obsession goes on and on, even if the other person is oblivious to th...

  • Barbara
    May 12, 2018

    Though the story isn?t similar in nature, this reminded me of Bridges of Madison County (a favorite of mine). The sense of love & loss was so heartfelt. I actually hugged this to my chest when I finished with a deep satisfied sigh. Thanks to the author & publisher for thi...

    The Days When Birds Come Back is a line from a melancholic poem by Emily Dickinson, written in seclusion and dealing with people?s emotions and the changing seasons. It is a fitting title for this bittersweet tale of two people scarred by loss, whose chance meeting prompts them to re...

    4.5 gorgeous melancholy tragedy leads to connection, understanding, support, belonging ...

    This is a beautifully written book?exquisite in its sense of place and understanding of the flaws in human nature. Both the title and initial poetry reference refer to Emily Dickinson?s poem ?Indian Summer? which speaks of the birds coming back to ?take a backward look.? In...

    THE DAYS WHEN BIRDS COME BACK burns slowly and brightly, its characters fully formed and fully human, caught at the precise moment when their lives change. Told in chapters that alternate between the two main characters, the book shifts between two intertwined stories of loss. June is ...

    Do yourself a favor, put this on the top of the stack next to your bed. Quiet, beautiful, haunting . . . you'll stay awake to finish this book. ...

    So much of life happens in the gray area between choice and chance. Sometimes, a book comes to us at the perfect moment, striking chords that resonate with our most pressing hopes and fear. This aspect of our shared existence isn?t lost on author Deborah Reed, whose spellbinding nove...

    What happens after everything has happened? This is where Deborah Reed introduces us to June and Jameson, characters who both have a deep, painful connection with the Oregon Coast. They must both, by necessity of survival, push through their individual grief in separate losses that ser...

    There are books that tell you stories. They hold you in suspense, reveal secrets and take you down convoluted paths. There are books that develop characters you care about. Then there are those rare books, like The Days When the Birds come back, that bring something beautiful and speci...

    I'm a big fan of Deborah Reed's novels and I was lucky enough to read this one early. Two of my favorite things about her work are in evidence here: beautiful language (rich, elegant, musical) and a window into the characters' consciousness and emotions that feels so specific and idios...

    In this beautiful novel by Deborah Reed (whose books Carry Yourself Back to Me, Things We Set on Fire, and Olivay are also worth your time), June, an alcoholic fresh on the wagon, analyzes her life with a clear head for maybe the first time in years. Through memories of her philanderin...

    All I can say is Wow! I cannot believe how the story of two damaged people wrenched my heart out, and kept me turning pages, and yet I really loved the book. The story of June, a woman who is drinking her way through forgetting her past, intersects with that of Jameson, a man facing a ...

    This was a slow starter for me but I told myself I'd stick with it until I'd read about 50 pages and I'm so glad I did! The author painted beautiful pictures of Oregon and I found myself lusting after the cottage on the coast! The characters are finely drawn and little clues about thei...

  • Laura Rash
    Jan 06, 2018

    Though the story isn?t similar in nature, this reminded me of Bridges of Madison County (a favorite of mine). The sense of love & loss was so heartfelt. I actually hugged this to my chest when I finished with a deep satisfied sigh. Thanks to the author & publisher for thi...

  • Mary Holstein
    Nov 06, 2017

    Though the story isn?t similar in nature, this reminded me of Bridges of Madison County (a favorite of mine). The sense of love & loss was so heartfelt. I actually hugged this to my chest when I finished with a deep satisfied sigh. Thanks to the author & publisher for thi...

    The Days When Birds Come Back is a line from a melancholic poem by Emily Dickinson, written in seclusion and dealing with people?s emotions and the changing seasons. It is a fitting title for this bittersweet tale of two people scarred by loss, whose chance meeting prompts them to re...

    4.5 gorgeous melancholy tragedy leads to connection, understanding, support, belonging ...

    This is a beautifully written book?exquisite in its sense of place and understanding of the flaws in human nature. Both the title and initial poetry reference refer to Emily Dickinson?s poem ?Indian Summer? which speaks of the birds coming back to ?take a backward look.? In...

  • Bobbie N
    Feb 26, 2018

    Though the story isn?t similar in nature, this reminded me of Bridges of Madison County (a favorite of mine). The sense of love & loss was so heartfelt. I actually hugged this to my chest when I finished with a deep satisfied sigh. Thanks to the author & publisher for thi...

    The Days When Birds Come Back is a line from a melancholic poem by Emily Dickinson, written in seclusion and dealing with people?s emotions and the changing seasons. It is a fitting title for this bittersweet tale of two people scarred by loss, whose chance meeting prompts them to re...

    4.5 gorgeous melancholy tragedy leads to connection, understanding, support, belonging ...

    This is a beautifully written book?exquisite in its sense of place and understanding of the flaws in human nature. Both the title and initial poetry reference refer to Emily Dickinson?s poem ?Indian Summer? which speaks of the birds coming back to ?take a backward look.? In...

    THE DAYS WHEN BIRDS COME BACK burns slowly and brightly, its characters fully formed and fully human, caught at the precise moment when their lives change. Told in chapters that alternate between the two main characters, the book shifts between two intertwined stories of loss. June is ...

    Do yourself a favor, put this on the top of the stack next to your bed. Quiet, beautiful, haunting . . . you'll stay awake to finish this book. ...

    So much of life happens in the gray area between choice and chance. Sometimes, a book comes to us at the perfect moment, striking chords that resonate with our most pressing hopes and fear. This aspect of our shared existence isn?t lost on author Deborah Reed, whose spellbinding nove...

    What happens after everything has happened? This is where Deborah Reed introduces us to June and Jameson, characters who both have a deep, painful connection with the Oregon Coast. They must both, by necessity of survival, push through their individual grief in separate losses that ser...

    There are books that tell you stories. They hold you in suspense, reveal secrets and take you down convoluted paths. There are books that develop characters you care about. Then there are those rare books, like The Days When the Birds come back, that bring something beautiful and speci...

    I'm a big fan of Deborah Reed's novels and I was lucky enough to read this one early. Two of my favorite things about her work are in evidence here: beautiful language (rich, elegant, musical) and a window into the characters' consciousness and emotions that feels so specific and idios...

    In this beautiful novel by Deborah Reed (whose books Carry Yourself Back to Me, Things We Set on Fire, and Olivay are also worth your time), June, an alcoholic fresh on the wagon, analyzes her life with a clear head for maybe the first time in years. Through memories of her philanderin...

    All I can say is Wow! I cannot believe how the story of two damaged people wrenched my heart out, and kept me turning pages, and yet I really loved the book. The story of June, a woman who is drinking her way through forgetting her past, intersects with that of Jameson, a man facing a ...

    This was a slow starter for me but I told myself I'd stick with it until I'd read about 50 pages and I'm so glad I did! The author painted beautiful pictures of Oregon and I found myself lusting after the cottage on the coast! The characters are finely drawn and little clues about thei...

    Goodreads is full of 5 star reviews for this book and that puzzles me. I give it 3 stars at best. I just couldn't get pulled in to the jumping narrative and never felt a real connection to the characters, or anything. Especially June. I listened to the book and really didn't like the n...

    I found this book very hard to get into, at first. There was just way to much thrown at the read (details, etc.) in the first few chapters. And, to be honest, I was ready to close up and call it quits. That said, I'm glad I didn't. As the story unfolded, I found myself anxious to re...

    A hauntingly deep story of two lives shaped by trauma, guilt and grief. Two damaged and delicate souls brought together when renovating an old house and who help each through their pain. A story that resonates long after you close the book. Full of empathy, it is a reminder of how the ...

    I took my time with this one. I did not want it to end. The beautiful language, beguiling setting and gorgeous descriptions of nature kept me hopeful even as the characters faced unspeakable horrors. I was intrigued by the way the characters return to a place that holds so many painful...

    Some books end and you?re left wanting more. That?s the bittersweet feeling that readers often claim are at the heart of their love for stories. But, The Days When Birds Come Back will not leave readers feeling empty in any way. Deborah Reed?s writing doesn?t leave readers with...

    Trying to stay sober after a divorce, June returns to the Oregon coast where she grew up in order to renovate her late grandparents' home prior to putting it up for sale. She hires Jameson, who comes highly recommended for his renovation skills, and who is trying to hang on to his marr...

  • Tia Brown
    Jan 31, 2018

    Though the story isn?t similar in nature, this reminded me of Bridges of Madison County (a favorite of mine). The sense of love & loss was so heartfelt. I actually hugged this to my chest when I finished with a deep satisfied sigh. Thanks to the author & publisher for thi...

    The Days When Birds Come Back is a line from a melancholic poem by Emily Dickinson, written in seclusion and dealing with people?s emotions and the changing seasons. It is a fitting title for this bittersweet tale of two people scarred by loss, whose chance meeting prompts them to re...

    4.5 gorgeous melancholy tragedy leads to connection, understanding, support, belonging ...

    This is a beautifully written book?exquisite in its sense of place and understanding of the flaws in human nature. Both the title and initial poetry reference refer to Emily Dickinson?s poem ?Indian Summer? which speaks of the birds coming back to ?take a backward look.? In...

    THE DAYS WHEN BIRDS COME BACK burns slowly and brightly, its characters fully formed and fully human, caught at the precise moment when their lives change. Told in chapters that alternate between the two main characters, the book shifts between two intertwined stories of loss. June is ...

    Do yourself a favor, put this on the top of the stack next to your bed. Quiet, beautiful, haunting . . . you'll stay awake to finish this book. ...

    So much of life happens in the gray area between choice and chance. Sometimes, a book comes to us at the perfect moment, striking chords that resonate with our most pressing hopes and fear. This aspect of our shared existence isn?t lost on author Deborah Reed, whose spellbinding nove...

    What happens after everything has happened? This is where Deborah Reed introduces us to June and Jameson, characters who both have a deep, painful connection with the Oregon Coast. They must both, by necessity of survival, push through their individual grief in separate losses that ser...

    There are books that tell you stories. They hold you in suspense, reveal secrets and take you down convoluted paths. There are books that develop characters you care about. Then there are those rare books, like The Days When the Birds come back, that bring something beautiful and speci...

    I'm a big fan of Deborah Reed's novels and I was lucky enough to read this one early. Two of my favorite things about her work are in evidence here: beautiful language (rich, elegant, musical) and a window into the characters' consciousness and emotions that feels so specific and idios...

    In this beautiful novel by Deborah Reed (whose books Carry Yourself Back to Me, Things We Set on Fire, and Olivay are also worth your time), June, an alcoholic fresh on the wagon, analyzes her life with a clear head for maybe the first time in years. Through memories of her philanderin...

    All I can say is Wow! I cannot believe how the story of two damaged people wrenched my heart out, and kept me turning pages, and yet I really loved the book. The story of June, a woman who is drinking her way through forgetting her past, intersects with that of Jameson, a man facing a ...

    This was a slow starter for me but I told myself I'd stick with it until I'd read about 50 pages and I'm so glad I did! The author painted beautiful pictures of Oregon and I found myself lusting after the cottage on the coast! The characters are finely drawn and little clues about thei...

    Goodreads is full of 5 star reviews for this book and that puzzles me. I give it 3 stars at best. I just couldn't get pulled in to the jumping narrative and never felt a real connection to the characters, or anything. Especially June. I listened to the book and really didn't like the n...

    I found this book very hard to get into, at first. There was just way to much thrown at the read (details, etc.) in the first few chapters. And, to be honest, I was ready to close up and call it quits. That said, I'm glad I didn't. As the story unfolded, I found myself anxious to re...

    A hauntingly deep story of two lives shaped by trauma, guilt and grief. Two damaged and delicate souls brought together when renovating an old house and who help each through their pain. A story that resonates long after you close the book. Full of empathy, it is a reminder of how the ...

    I took my time with this one. I did not want it to end. The beautiful language, beguiling setting and gorgeous descriptions of nature kept me hopeful even as the characters faced unspeakable horrors. I was intrigued by the way the characters return to a place that holds so many painful...

    Some books end and you?re left wanting more. That?s the bittersweet feeling that readers often claim are at the heart of their love for stories. But, The Days When Birds Come Back will not leave readers feeling empty in any way. Deborah Reed?s writing doesn?t leave readers with...