As If a Bird Flew by Me (Paperback)

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Two women, separated by time and place, yoked by heritage and history. Cella, an aspiring cellist in the contemporary Midwest. Ann Pudeator, an accused witch executed during the Salem Witch Trials. In Sara Greenslit's new novel, AS If a Bird Flew By Me, the connections between these two characters, as well as the divides, allow the reader along with Celia, to find, if it can be found, the unity that makes life and history's fragments cohere.

About the Author

Sara Greenslit has won two innovative fiction awards for her novels, As If a Bird Flew By Me (FC2) and The Blue of Her Body (Starcherone). She earned an MFA in poetry from Penn State and lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where she is a small animal veterinarian.

Praise For…

“In her brilliant lyric novel As If a Bird Flew By Me, author Sara Greenslit spins a truly stunning, and often eerie, narrative from the careful cataloguing, seamless weaving, and inextricable interchange of music and language.”--Susan Steinberg  


“Birds, we learn from Sara Greenslit’s As if a Bird Flew By Me, have a mantra of migration, an internal logic, rhythm, and music, invisible yet moving, and so does the world she depicts in this book: a cartography of musicians shaped by the vibrations they press into music, of the invisible histories, natural forces, and poetries that continually remake the world. Like butterflies in a collection, the individual specimens that make up this book are each a song, and together a symphony.”--Steve Tomasula
Product Details
ISBN: 9781573661645
ISBN-10: 1573661643
Publisher: F2c
Publication Date: September 8th, 2011
Pages: 144
Language: English