Migrations

Migrations

Franny Stone has always been the kind of woman who is able to love but unable to stay. Leaving behind everything but her research gear, she arrives in Greenland with a singular purpose: to follow the last Arctic terns in the world on what might be their final migration to Antarctica. Franny talks her way onto a fishing boat, and she and the crew set sail, traveling ever further from shore and safety. But as Franny’s history begins to unspool—a passionate love affair, an absent family, a devastating crime—it becomes clear that she is chasing more than just the birds. When Franny's dark secrets catch up with her, how much is she willing to risk for one more chance at redemption?

Epic and intimate, heartbreaking and galvanizing, Charlotte McConaghy's Migrations is an ode to a disappearing world and a breathtaking page-turner about the possibility of hope against all odds.

Title:Migrations
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250204028
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    Migrations Reviews

  • Emily May

    It isn't fair to be the kind of creature who is able to love but unable to stay. I don't think it can be said that I read this book. I felt it. I felt every single word.It's hard to review a book t...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Bring out your napkins! You may possibly haven’t read something so heart wrenching, extremely emotional, powerful, dark, nostalgic, depressive, tear jerking, sad for a long time and its powerful rea...

  • MarilynW

    Migrations follows Franny Stone's journey following the last of the Arctic terns. The time is in the not too distant future and almost every bird, fish, and wild animal is extinct. Almost all domestic...

  • Angela M

    “To me they were the presence of something profound, though at six I didn’t know what. Something like loneliness, or it’s opposite. They were time and the world; they were the distances they cou...

  • Elyse  Walters

    We have never needed a book more than “Migrations”, in 2020. ....during the crescendo of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re taken on a fascinating, ethical & emotional journey—...sometimes funny—...

  • Paromjit

    Charlotte McConaghy writes a phenomenal, unmissable, and original novel, emotionally charged, tragic, harrowing, haunting, an ode to the wonders of our natural world, set in the near future, an enviro...

  • Will Byrnes

    There is nothing so disturbing as a creature born to flight being bound to dull lifelessness. -------------------------------------- A nameless sadness, the fading away of the birds. The fading a...

  • Debra

    "My life has been a migration without a destination, and that in itself is senseless." Fanny Stone is a lost woman wandering around, searching for answers about those in her past while trying to ma...

  • Olive Fellows (abookolive)

    I do not understand the praise this book is getting.It’s compared to Station Eleven because, as you find out naturally as the book progresses, it is set in a world (possibly our own future) in which...

  • Brenda ~Traveling Sisters Book Reviews

    This is one of those stories that might not be about what you think it is about. I went in thinking this was about climate change and loss of animals due to that, but it's much more than I expected. T...