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Critical Praise

"My kind of book --- great dialogue, interesting complicated characters, and who doesn’t like birds? I loved the pace of the novel which allowed me to breathe as I read, imaging watching birds in flight, feeling the changes in the seasons, delighting in new life."

Gayle Shanks, Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, AZ

"In this provocative and page-turning debut novel, Hinnefeld (Tell Me Everything and Other Stories) recounts the life of bird-lover, environmental activist and artist Addie Sturmer Kavanagh... Hinnefeld's drama soars..."

Publishers Weekly

"In Hovering Flight is a beautiful novel and absolutely tailor-made for indie booksellers. I encourage every independent bookseller to read In Hovering Flight and stack it high, for it is a handseller's dream."

Elizabeth Jordan, BookPeople (Austin, TX)

"In Hovering Flight was in enchanting read on numerous levels. The true birdwatcher/scholar/artist lives of the main characters taught and touched me. Expanding that theme into passion for and pain about nature and ecology worked beautifully. Add to that a variety of complex, realistic relationships and the result has stayed with me long after finishing the book. What a spectacular debut."

Dana Brigham, Brookline Booksmith, Brookline, MA