Bird in Hand by Christina Baker Kline
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train, and the critically acclaimed author of The Way Life Should Be, comes a novel about the choices we make, how they shape our lives, and how they can change them forever—includes a special PS section featuring insights, interviews, and more.

Four people, two marriages, one lifelong friendship: Everything is about to change.

It was dark. It was raining.  It was just an accident.  On the drive home from a rare evening out, Alison collides with another car running a stop sign, and—just like that—her life turns upside down. 

When she calls her husband from the police station, his accusatory tone reveals cracks in their relationship she’d never noticed were there. Now she notices everything. And she begins to realize that the life she carefully constructed for herself is as tenuous as a house of cards. Exquisitely written, powerful, and thrilling, Bird in Hand is a novel about love and friendship and betrayal, and about the secrets we tell ourselves and each other.


About Christina Baker Kline

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Christina Baker Kline was born in England and raised in Maine. She is the author of five novels, including Bird in Hand and The Way Life Should Be. Writer in Residence at Fordham University from 2007 to 2011, Kline is also a recent recipient of a Ger- aldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship and several research fellowships to Ire- land and Minnesota. She lives outside of New York City and spends as much time as possible in northern Minnesota and on the coast of Maine.
Published November 4, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 290 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In her fourth novel (after The Way Life Should Be ), Kline traces the construction and collapse of two long-term relationships. On her way home to New Jersey afte

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Baker Kline does her bit to revive the art in the intriguing novel Bird in Hand.

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