One Bird by Kyoko Mori
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When her father takes a mistress, fifteen-year-old Megumi Shimizu is left behind as her mother abandons her, and the girl's confused emotions are helped by Dr. Mizutani, a veterinarian who teaches her how to care for orphaned birds. By the author of Shizuko's Daughter.
 

About Kyoko Mori

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Born in Kobe, Japan, Kyoko Mori settled in Wisconsin at the age of sixteen. Now a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in creative writing at Harvard University, she is the author of the prizewinning "Shizuko's Daughter" & four other books.
 
Published November 1, 1995 by Henry Holth & Co (J). 242 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Megumi, 15, in the course of the crisis precipitated by her parents' divorce, tells readers of her relationships with her mother, father, and friends;

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Novelist and professor Mori's memoir charts a a sabbatical during which she attempts to come to grips with her troubled family past in her native Japan.

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Custom dictates that she forfeit her right to see her child, 15-year-old Megumi, even though she is a devoted parent and even though Megumi's openly unfaithful father is frequently absent.

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