The Lovebird

The Lovebird

by Natalie Brown
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The Lovebird by Natalie Brown

A spectacularly vibrant, original debut, The Lovebird takes us from the orange-scented streets of Southern California to the vast prairie landscape of Montana, and introduces us to Margie Fitzgerald, a spirited and unforgettable heroine for our times.

Margie has always had a soft spot for helpless creatures. Her warm heart breaks, her left ovary twinges, and she is smitten with sympathy. This is how she falls in love with Simon Mellinkoff, her charismatic, obviously troubled Latin professor. As the two embark on an unconventional romance, Simon introduces Margie to his small coterie of animal rights activists, and with this ragtag group she finds her apparent mission in life. But Margie’s increasingly reckless and dangerous actions force her to flee her California college town, say goodbye to her fragile dad, and seek shelter on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana. Here, against a backdrop of endless grass and sky, Margie meets a soap opera-loving grandmother, an intriguing, ink-splattered man, and an inscrutable eleven-year-old girl—and makes unexpected discoveries about her heart.

Suffused with humor and compassion, The Lovebird is a radiant novel about one young woman’s love of animals, yearning for connection, and search for her place in this world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385536769
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/18/2013
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 79,008
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

NATALIE BROWN grew up in Orange County, California. She earned a BA in Literature from the University of California at San Diego, and MA degrees in English and Native American Studies from Montana State University. She lives in Iowa. The Lovebird is her first novel.

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The Lovebird 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She ki<_>cks him off & ran back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Draws a gun and picks each cat off one by one he grins.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gets up and leaves, happy nobody mated her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Licked her pu.ssy and his
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grabs Arcticstorm and sticks his paw in her puzzy roughly
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jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
The Lovebird by Natalie Brown Like how each chapter starts out with a Latin phrase with English translation under it. The reason why I selected this book to read was the cover, it's so pretty and peaceful and that it's about a Latin professor. I remember my brother had a book of Latin and I remember when I was able to read with my new glasses I would look through the book and found it fascinating. Book starts out with Latin professor Simon Melinkoff at a university in San Diego and she, Margie Fitzgerald tries to get his attention by sitting in the front row of his class. She's got a crush on him and tries to learn all about his life. We are told of her life, where her father raised her. Simon enriches her life on being green and not harming animals or eating meats. She joins him and others in doing deeds and protests to help free the animals from harm. He's in his 50's and has a young daughter, Annette. Margie is not sure if his wife died or just up and walked away from everything. He has his own secrets and she has hers. When she's put in charge of the group she runs an info session to recruit more and things get out of hand. Things prior to that get the authorities onto her trail. She must leave the area... The traditions of others that she is sent to are very informative and interesting. They sustain themselves on what they grow... Descriptions of the fair are phenomenal! Love Indian time! Love all the different relationships in this book and how they interact with one another. I received this book from Edelweiss by Random House in exchange for my honest review.