Vermont author Brad Kessler’s newest novel, Birds in Fall, is a poetic journey through a familiar tragic scene.
Following a trans-atlantic plane crash off the coast of Nova Scotia, family members gather at the scene, forming a patchwork global village at a small island inn. The novel follows this unusual community from their initial period of shock through their bereavement, and gradual reengagement with life.
Birds in Fall draws from mythology, music and the author’s own interest in ornithology to explore this search for solace among strangers.
Author Brad Kessler lives in Sandgate, Vermont, and spoke with Neal Charnoff about his book.