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More Miracle Than Bird

| Tin House Books | 6/2/2020

ISBN-10 : F362631724   ISBN-13 : 9781947793767   List Price : $25.95

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On the eve of World War I, twenty-one-year-old Georgie Hyde-Lees?on her own for the first time?is introduced to the acclaimed poet W. B. Yeats at a soiree in London. Although Yeats is famously eccentric and many years her senior, Georgie is drawn to him, and when he extends a cryptic invitation to a secret society, her life is forever changed. A shadow falls over London as zeppelins stalk overhead and bombs bloom against the skyline. Amidst the chaos, Georgie finds purpose tending to injured soldiers in a makeshift hospital, befriending the wounded and heartbroken Lieutenant Pike, who might need more from her than she is able to give. At night, she escapes with Yeats into a darker world, becoming immersed in the Order, a clandestine society where ritual, magic, and the conjuring of spirits is practiced and pursued. As forces?both of this world and the next?pull Yeats and Georgie closer together and then apart, Georgie uncovers a secret that threatens to undo it all.More Miracle than Bird

"On the eve of World War I, Georgie Hyde-Lees-on her own for the first time-is introduced to the acclaimed poet W. B. Yeats at a soirAⓒe in London. Although Yeats is famously eccentric and many years her senior, Georgie is drawn to him, and when he extends a cryptic invitation to a secret society, her life is forever changed. A shadow falls over London as zeppelins stalk overhead and bombs bloom against the skyline. Amidst the chaos, Georgie finds purpose tending to injured soldiers in a makeshift hospital, befriending the wounded and heartbroken Lieutenant Pike, who might need more from her than she is able to give. At night with Yeats, she escapes these realities into an even darker world, becoming immersed in The Order, a clandestine society where ritual, magic, and the conjuring of spirits is practiced and pursued. As forces-both of this world and the next-pull Yeats and Georgie closer together and then apart again, Georgie uncovers a secret that threatens to undo it all. In bright, commanding prose author Alice Miller illuminates the fascinating and unforgettable courtship of Georgie Hyde-Lees and W. B. Yeats. A sweeping tale of faith and love, lost and found and fought for, More Miracle than Bird ingeniously captures the moments-both large and small-on which the fates of whole lives and countries hinge"--

A historical reimagining of the love story between W. B. Yeats and his wife follows the relationship between a World War I nurse and an eccentric older writer who draws her into a clandestine intellectual society. A first novel. Tour.

Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 1947793764
  • ISBN-13: 9781947793767
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 26
  • Dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.51 (h) x 25.94 (d)
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