"Hollow Kingdom is one of our very favorite books from last year and it has just gone to paperback," says Alice Hutchinson, owner of Bethel's Byrd's Books, adding "Hollow Kingdom is simply one of those delicious romps of escapism and joy that can easily help anyone get through the end of this challenging year."
The author of Hollow Kingdom, Kira Jane Buxton will join Alice on a virtual Book Group discussion, free to all, by Zoom on Thursday, December 17th, 7:30pm to 9:00pm. Who could resist diving into - or giving a friend - "an exuberant, glittering, hard-hitting mashup that's transformative, poignant, and funny as hell," according to New York Times bestselling author, Helen Macdonald.
In Hollow Kingdom, S.T., a domesticated crow, is a bird of simple pleasures: hanging out with his owner Big Jim, trading insults with Seattle's wild crows (i.e. "those idiots"), and enjoying the finest food humankind has to offer: Cheetos ®. But when Big Jim's eyeball falls out of his head, S.T. starts to think something's not quite right. Humanity's extinction has seemingly arrived, and the only one determined to save it is a cowardly crow whose only knowledge of the world comes from TV. What could possibly go wrong? To find out, register and receive the Zoom link by going to https://conta.cc/3onkeDB
Kira Jane Buxton's writing has appeared in the New York Times, NewYorker.com, McSweeney's, The Rumpus, Huffington Post, and more. She calls the tropical utopia of Seattle, Washington, home and spends her time with three cats, a dog, two crows, a charm of hummingbirds, five Steller's jays, two dark-eyed juncos, two squirrels, and a husband.
Byrd's Books is Located at 178 Greenwood Avenue, adjacent to The Toy Room and the nearby landmarked Opera House, across the street from the Bethel Public Library. To answer questions and get suggestions on books to read or supplement your gift giving, call (203) 730 BYRD (2973) or visit ByrdsBooks.com for the latest titles and to add your name to the mailing list.