Bowman’s writing has such an ease and flow that her books are easily on sitting reads; Summer Blue Bird is no exception. I started reading it because I forgot to take my current read out with me; I couldn’t put it down. I fell in love with the characters, the situations and how much I related.
The plot develops around a core thread of grief. It’s not simple, it’s’ not clean but rest assured Bowman is there to guide you through Rumi’s turbulent summer of anger. The story deals with grief, loss and abandonment in such a way that the book is a cathartic read. It’s a must read for anyone who has experienced loss and for those who haven’t and wants to empathise.