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One Bird by Kyoko Mori is a beautifully written, heartbreaking novel. Kyoko Mori tells a story of sadness and loneliness

One Bird by Kyoko Mori is a beautifully written, heartbreaking novel. Mrs. Mori puts so much heart and so many crafts into a 256 page novel. Megumi is a 10th grader in Japan in 1975. Megumi's mother leaves her to go to a more rural part of Japan to live with Megumi's grandfather. Kyoko Mori tells a story of sadness and loneliness. But as the book grows your hope for Megumi grows, too. Kyoko Mori writes, that there is always room for hope and even in the most depressing of depressing tales there is always a way out. There is always a to be and to find happiness. This is a wonderful novel and I think that girls 11 to 14would enjoy it most.

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Kyoko Mori is the author of three nonfiction books: Yarn: Remembering the Way Home; Polite Lies: On Being a Woman Caught Between Cultures; and The Dream of Water. Mori's essay "Yarn" was selected for The Best American Essays 2004 and Polite Lies was shortlisted for PEN's Martha Albrand Nonfiction Award.

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One Bird by Kyoko Mori is a beautifully written, heartbreaking novel.

Kyoko Mori BARN CAT Kyoko Mori’s award-winning first novel, Shizuko’s Daughter, was hailed by The New York Times as a jewel of a book, one of those rarities that shine out only a.

Kyoko Mori BARN CAT Kyoko Mori’s award-winning first novel, Shizuko’s Daughter, was hailed by The New York Times as a jewel of a book, one of those rarities that shine out only . BARN CAT. Kyoko Mori’s award-winning first novel, Shizuko’s Daughter, was hailed by The New York Times as a jewel of a book, one of those rarities that shine out only a few times in a generation. Her many critically acclaimed books include Yarn, Polite Lies, The Dream of Water, and the novels Stone Field, True Arrow, and One Bird.

In One Bird, a coming-of-age novel about mothers and daughters, about best friends, boyfriends, and families, Kyoko Mori uses folktales, images of birds, and details of bird life to explore the bonds of love that go deeper than lies. As Megumi learns how to care for injured waxwings, crows, sparrows, and one abandoned grosbeak, she begins her own flight toward truth, and toward home.

Kyoko mori's book One Bird was a very compelling. I had a hard time putting it down. This book is so wonderful. Kyoko Mori is a talented writer and story-teller. Everything was so good. I kept siding with the main character megumi whose mother had left because she divorsed megumi's father and that left megumi alone because her father isn't really a compassionate parent even though he was always trying. On top of that her grandmother feels that she is inferior because she didn't really like megumi's mother.

Kyoko Mori’s books are like red dragonflies at sunset Experience seems to fly into the room, like a wounded bird that is nursed diligently

Kyoko Mori’s books are like red dragonflies at sunset. Afterwards, I’m not sure if I really experienced them or if it was a dream. Writing as a woman caught between cultures, Mori is a marvelous hybrid of Western realism and Eastern sublimity. Experience seems to fly into the room, like a wounded bird that is nursed diligently. Even when Mori writes about seemingly banal activities, like a jog along the sea or knitting a sweater, she is trenchant and memorable. Henri Cole, Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize author of. Middle Earth and Blackbird and Wolf. Kyoko Mori writes about loss so quietly and wisely, and in a way no other memoirist I’ve read has ever managed.

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ISBN13: 978-1439564219

ISBN: 1439564213

Author: Kyoko Mori

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Contemporary

Language: English

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Mustard Forgotten
One Bird by Kyoko Mori is a beautifully written, heartbreaking novel. Mrs. Mori puts so much heart and so many crafts into a 256 page novel. Megumi is a 10th grader in Japan in 1975. Megumi's mother leaves her to go to a more rural part of Japan to live with Megumi's grandfather. Her excuse is that Megumi's grandfather needs her help to take care of him. Megumi knows that what her mother has told her is a lie. The reason that her mother is leaving is because she can't stand her husband. It's not that her father needs help. Megumi's mother wants to keep her family's respect so Megumi's mother knows she can't divorce her husband. Megumi lives with her grandmother and her father though he is always away with his girlfriend who is not well respected. Megumi's grandma is a grouch and always has some complaint about Megumi. Megumi meets a young, respected veterinarian by finding a hurt bird in the ground and taking it to her. young veterinarian likes Megumi and helps her as much as she can. Mituzani, the veterinarian, helps Megumi understand and accept what her mother did and why she did it. Megumi enjoys working with Mrs. Mituzani and watching animals heal. It gives Megumi a sense of security.

Megumi's life, once so lonely and sad, gains happiness as the book grows in to a full grown story. Kyoko Mori tells a story of sadness and loneliness. But as the book grows your hope for Megumi grows, too. Kyoko Mori writes, that there is always room for hope and even in the most depressing of depressing tales there is always a way out. There is always a to be and to find happiness. This is a wonderful novel and I think that girls 11 to 14would enjoy it most. It is very intellectual and though it is not what I might call "gripping" it is in a
watching animals heal. It gives Megumi a sense of security. Way gripping. Your mind becomes filled with predictions and with questions that you need to be answered right away. So I read until I was done and then I thought about the book and what Kyoko Mori brought to life. I read this book as a 35 year old woman and still thoroughly enjoyed it and understood her sadness and troubles. I read this book to my kids at school and the girls and some of the boys enjoyed the book the most. One of my students a girl loved the book so much and as soon as I was done she read it again. She understood how Megumi felt and connected her life to her own. Her parents were divorced and they had been fighting for a long time before they had actually gotten divorced.
This is a wonderful book and I strongly recommend it. Even though it is sentimental it is still enjoyable and wonderful.
Mustard Forgotten
One Bird by Kyoko Mori is a beautifully written, heartbreaking novel. Mrs. Mori puts so much heart and so many crafts into a 256 page novel. Megumi is a 10th grader in Japan in 1975. Megumi's mother leaves her to go to a more rural part of Japan to live with Megumi's grandfather. Her excuse is that Megumi's grandfather needs her help to take care of him. Megumi knows that what her mother has told her is a lie. The reason that her mother is leaving is because she can't stand her husband. It's not that her father needs help. Megumi's mother wants to keep her family's respect so Megumi's mother knows she can't divorce her husband. Megumi lives with her grandmother and her father though he is always away with his girlfriend who is not well respected. Megumi's grandma is a grouch and always has some complaint about Megumi. Megumi meets a young, respected veterinarian by finding a hurt bird in the ground and taking it to her. young veterinarian likes Megumi and helps her as much as she can. Mituzani, the veterinarian, helps Megumi understand and accept what her mother did and why she did it. Megumi enjoys working with Mrs. Mituzani and watching animals heal. It gives Megumi a sense of security.

Megumi's life, once so lonely and sad, gains happiness as the book grows in to a full grown story. Kyoko Mori tells a story of sadness and loneliness. But as the book grows your hope for Megumi grows, too. Kyoko Mori writes, that there is always room for hope and even in the most depressing of depressing tales there is always a way out. There is always a to be and to find happiness. This is a wonderful novel and I think that girls 11 to 14would enjoy it most. It is very intellectual and though it is not what I might call "gripping" it is in a
watching animals heal. It gives Megumi a sense of security. Way gripping. Your mind becomes filled with predictions and with questions that you need to be answered right away. So I read until I was done and then I thought about the book and what Kyoko Mori brought to life. I read this book as a 35 year old woman and still thoroughly enjoyed it and understood her sadness and troubles. I read this book to my kids at school and the girls and some of the boys enjoyed the book the most. One of my students a girl loved the book so much and as soon as I was done she read it again. She understood how Megumi felt and connected her life to her own. Her parents were divorced and they had been fighting for a long time before they had actually gotten divorced.
This is a wonderful book and I strongly recommend it. Even though it is sentimental it is still enjoyable and wonderful.
superstar
Megumi is a high school tenth-grader living in Japan in 1975. Megumi's life is a rather hard, cold, and lonely one. Her mother has left to go live with her grandfather using the excuse that he needs someone to take care of him, but Megumi knows that this is a lie.The only reason that her mother left was because she and her father coudln't stand each other, but getting a divorce would shame the family and the family's name. Megumi is very confused in the beginning of the book, if her mother loved her then why did she leave without her? Megumi's father and grandmother aren't exactly perfect guardians to top it off. Megumi's father is almost never home either out on business or visiting his girlfriend in Hiroshima who owns a bar and doesn't have a very honorable name. Megumi's grandmother is a cranky old woman who always complains about Megumi. Megumi meets a young, inspiring veterinarian by the name of Dr. Mituzani. Dr. Mituzani has had a hard past as well, but shows a strength that Megumi admires. Megumi helps take care of the birds at Dr. Mituzani's office, and finds much joy in watching sick or wounded birds heal. Many eventful changes occur in Megumi's life; Megumi stops believing in God, she loses her close friendship with her former best friend, and she learns that when her mother left her she missed Megumi as much as she said she did, and she truly did love Megumi.
superstar
Megumi is a high school tenth-grader living in Japan in 1975. Megumi's life is a rather hard, cold, and lonely one. Her mother has left to go live with her grandfather using the excuse that he needs someone to take care of him, but Megumi knows that this is a lie.The only reason that her mother left was because she and her father coudln't stand each other, but getting a divorce would shame the family and the family's name. Megumi is very confused in the beginning of the book, if her mother loved her then why did she leave without her? Megumi's father and grandmother aren't exactly perfect guardians to top it off. Megumi's father is almost never home either out on business or visiting his girlfriend in Hiroshima who owns a bar and doesn't have a very honorable name. Megumi's grandmother is a cranky old woman who always complains about Megumi. Megumi meets a young, inspiring veterinarian by the name of Dr. Mituzani. Dr. Mituzani has had a hard past as well, but shows a strength that Megumi admires. Megumi helps take care of the birds at Dr. Mituzani's office, and finds much joy in watching sick or wounded birds heal. Many eventful changes occur in Megumi's life; Megumi stops believing in God, she loses her close friendship with her former best friend, and she learns that when her mother left her she missed Megumi as much as she said she did, and she truly did love Megumi.
Jogas
I loved the book for its images--it taught me a lot and made me much more interested in learning about birds, for one!--and the gentle way it dealt with all the characters--even the unsympathetic ones have their "moments" and their perspectives are sought out and thought about. The narrator's voice is self-critical and aware of itself changing, which I like--and the narrator is not always "right"--events get reconsidered and reinterpreted several times in the course of the novel, and sometimes the narrator simply admits that she can't yet understand something, but maybe someday will. This book gave me the sensation of living and growing, beginning to understand things about the world, and learning to avoid snap judgments and prejudices. I feel like the book opened me up instead of telling me what to think.
Jogas
I loved the book for its images--it taught me a lot and made me much more interested in learning about birds, for one!--and the gentle way it dealt with all the characters--even the unsympathetic ones have their "moments" and their perspectives are sought out and thought about. The narrator's voice is self-critical and aware of itself changing, which I like--and the narrator is not always "right"--events get reconsidered and reinterpreted several times in the course of the novel, and sometimes the narrator simply admits that she can't yet understand something, but maybe someday will. This book gave me the sensation of living and growing, beginning to understand things about the world, and learning to avoid snap judgments and prejudices. I feel like the book opened me up instead of telling me what to think.
Magis
I personally felt that this book wasn't as strong as Shizuko's Daughter, it is however, basically the same plot. The mother is not longer with in this case, Megumi, and the father doesn't care. He had a lover on a distant island, so someone moves in to care for Megumi. This book does contain many subplots, Megumi works for Dr. Mizutani, and discovers so much more about herself, about birds, and about caring. They develop a close bond, sharing their stories, and helping eachother. With the Kato's, it is a different bond, they had once been close, when Megumi realizes what she knew all along "There was no God" after admitting her loss of faith, she realized she could no longer be close friends with the Kato's and breaks connections. Toru, moves in from Tokyo and they develop an even closer bond, maybe even further than friendship...?
Her mother lives with her grandfather and Megumi must find the courage to stand up for herself, to get what she wants, to visit her mother...
Her father seems to stand up for her, and yet neglect her. Her grandmother seems to care not-at-all, but she cares enough to make the sandwiches, and all of those stories "Grandmother is really a nice person" what does it mean?
This book is great, but lacks the tension, the strong feelings, that her first book had. but read it anyway, you won't regret it...! ^_^
Magis
I personally felt that this book wasn't as strong as Shizuko's Daughter, it is however, basically the same plot. The mother is not longer with in this case, Megumi, and the father doesn't care. He had a lover on a distant island, so someone moves in to care for Megumi. This book does contain many subplots, Megumi works for Dr. Mizutani, and discovers so much more about herself, about birds, and about caring. They develop a close bond, sharing their stories, and helping eachother. With the Kato's, it is a different bond, they had once been close, when Megumi realizes what she knew all along "There was no God" after admitting her loss of faith, she realized she could no longer be close friends with the Kato's and breaks connections. Toru, moves in from Tokyo and they develop an even closer bond, maybe even further than friendship...?
Her mother lives with her grandfather and Megumi must find the courage to stand up for herself, to get what she wants, to visit her mother...
Her father seems to stand up for her, and yet neglect her. Her grandmother seems to care not-at-all, but she cares enough to make the sandwiches, and all of those stories "Grandmother is really a nice person" what does it mean?
This book is great, but lacks the tension, the strong feelings, that her first book had. but read it anyway, you won't regret it...! ^_^
Weetont
This book was a remarkable. It described the difficult four months that Megumi had to live through without her mother. I found this book not only interesting but emotional as well. It was well-written with lots of description allowing me to feel as if I was in the book along with the other characters. I recommend this book to anyone who has not yet read it.
Weetont
This book was a remarkable. It described the difficult four months that Megumi had to live through without her mother. I found this book not only interesting but emotional as well. It was well-written with lots of description allowing me to feel as if I was in the book along with the other characters. I recommend this book to anyone who has not yet read it.