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Genre: literary/contemporary women’s fiction/drama
Length: ~115,000 words/395 pages
Release: October 12, 2016 (ebook)
ISBN (epub edition): 978-1370860517
ISBN (paperback): 978-1544869551
What if following your heart meant destroying the one person you promised to love forever?
Matt Watts wasn’t ready to be alone. An only child, then an orphan, Matt was tossed into a life that was lonely, unfair, and impossibly dark. In that darkness, he found Leila in a bright white dress and red, red lipstick. She was all heart, life, and warmth. She would be his savior.
Leila Watts has always lived by her heart. But now—ten years and two kids later—Leila is beginning to realize that her heart only gets her into trouble. Corbin is a wandering scholar and kindred spirit, and he reaches Leila in ways Matt never could—ways she didn’t even know she could be reached. But as Leila and Corbin’s innocent new friendship quickly turns into an intense and irreplaceable bond, Leila is haunted by all the hearts she’s held responsible for, all the years, the tragedies, the children, the friendships, the mistakes, and the promises. How does a woman find the strength it takes to live an honest life when every choice she makes feels like regret?
The Fish and the Bird is a story about two people bound by a promise and all the other hearts caught up in their wake, of best intentions with the ugliest consequences, and the many missteps that take us where we’re meant to be.