Bird, Faye my second life, 258 pgs. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2016. $17.99. Language G; Mature Content: PG; Violence PG.
Have you ever wondered if you’ve lived another life in another time? This book is based on that premise. The book has an eerie feel to it since Ana (formerly Emma in her previous life) has only been separated by six years between her death and rebirth and her new life is roughly in the same area. A traumatic event is haunting Ana from her first life, and horrifying memories of a drowning become more vivid as she attempts to unravel an experience that may unravel her first. Ana’s memories are set off by a chance meeting of an elderly woman that leads to layers of dark secrets.
Don’t read this book if you have something important that needs to get done. You will ignore family and friends as you race through to the end to discover with Ana what she really did in her previous life, and why she feels she should punish herself in this one. There is no swearing, some implied sex, and just enough creepiness to keep it engaging.
MS/HS-ESSENTIAL. Michelle in the Middle