Esther Ehrlich Signed Books
Esther Ehrlich is the author of Nest, her debut novel published by Wendy Lamb Books/Random House in September 2014. Ehrlich was born and raised in Boston, graduated from Vassar College, and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area- Richmond- with her family.
In 1972 home is a cozy nest on Cape Cod for eleven-year-old Naomi “Chirp” Orenstein, her older sister, Rachel; her psychiatrist father; and her dancer mother. But then Chirp’s mom develops symptoms of a serious disease, and everything changes.
Chirp finds comfort in watching her beloved wild birds. She also finds a true friend in Joey, the mysterious boy who lives across the street. Together they create their own private world and come up with the perfect plan: Escape. Adventure. Discovery.
Nest is Esther Ehrlich’s stunning debut novel. Her lyrical writing is honest, humorous, and deeply affecting. Chirp and Joey will steal your heart. Long after you finishNest, the spirit of Chirp and her loving family will stay with you.
A poignant, insightful story of family crisis and the healing power of friendship.Kirkus starred review, May 15, 2014
A stunning debut, with lyrical prose and superbly developed characters, this novel is an emotional roller coaster that effectively conveys a family’s visceral tragedy.School Library Journal starred review, June 10, 2014
Ehrlich’s novel beautifully captures the fragile bond shared by Chirp and Joey and their growing trust for each other…Publishers Weekly starred review, July 14, 2014
The greatest strength of Nest is Chirp's clear, strong, believable voice. First-person present tense brings us close to her from the outset, and Ehrlich never hits a false note with this endearing, vulnerable, utterly authentic little girl.New York Times Book Review, September 19, 2014
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