142 Ostriches was selected by Publisher’s Marketplace as one of their Buzz Books for the 2019 Fall/Winter season. In their own words:
…each Buzz Books collection is filled with early looks at titles that will go on to top the bestseller lists and critics’ “best of the year” lists.
“A story told with depth and beauty about the many things we inherit from our families. Davila’s characters are familiar, yet unforgettable, and I’m waiting patiently for what she writes next.”-Wayétu Moore, Author of “She Would Be King“
“An engrossing and original tale of love, betrayal, and extremely large birds, April Dávila’s 142 Ostriches is a novel that blooms like springtime in the California desert. Fiercely independent, brave, and tender, Tallulah Jones is a heroine for our time.”Seth Greenland, Author of “The Hazards of Good Fortune“
Vividly imagined and deeply felt, “142 Ostriches” is an utterly absorbing tale of an intrepid young woman coming of age in the California desert. I loved Davila’s big-hearted debut about land, family, and the ties that bind. Highly recommended.Lindsey Lee Johnson, Author of “The Most Dangerous Place on Earth“