Brilliant. Moving. Uncharted.
Franny Stone is a damaged woman who loves with abandon and yet leaves with nary a thought.
She is the keeper of deep dark secrets, who is on a mission. To follow the last migration of the Arctic Terns from Greenland to Antarctica.
Dangerous, treacherous, and uncharted, Franny finds a way. Across the ocean on the Saghani, a fishing boat chartered by Captain Ennis Malone and his crew. They are fishermen looking for a haul, though impossible it may seem as fish, just like birds are hard to find.
At first, the crew is tough and exacting. Then they are kind, warm and funny.
Franny, known for wanderlust, has never stayed in one place for too long, until now.
Her messy, rocky, tumultuous past is shown in flashbacks. Sometimes beautiful, sometimes eerie, sometimes atmospheric and poignant.
Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy is a novel about family, marriage, love, and loss. There is a haunting, mysterious, mystical quality here that made me feel as if I was almost dreaming while listening to this.
The writing here is simply gorgeous and the story is utterly compelling. Franny’s life, her heartbreak, her desire for love and family, and her desperate need to follow the Arctic Terns burrowed deep into my soul.
In case you couldn’t tell, “Migrations” will stay with me. It is a story about loss and survival and it is not to be missed.
Thank you to my local library for loaning me a copy of this audiobook. The narration was phenomenal!
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