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Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets

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ISBN-10: 054792853X

ISBN-13: 9780547928531

Edition: 2013

Authors: Evan Roskos

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In this often hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking but always hopeful young adult novel, 16 year old James Whitman is trying to navigate high school and a tough home life while wrestling with depression and anxiety. James recites Walt Whitman, hugs trees, talks to an imaginary bird therapist and tries to figure out why his sister Jorie has been kicked out of school and out of the house. His parents won’t talk about it and act like their family is better off now that she's gone.  But James feels guilty for failing to defend Jorie over the years and one day while snooping through his sister’s room, he stumbles upon a box that reveals some of Jorie’s secrets.  In his quest to try to bring Jorie…    
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 3/5/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946

Evan Roskos's story "Conspiracy of Males" was chosen by Granta for their New Voices online feature. Narrative named him one of their 20 Best New Writers. He has had stories in Best Fiction , StoryQuarterly , The Hummingbird Review , and other journals. He attended the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference and completed his MFA at Rutgers University Newark in 2009. Visit his website at evanroskos.blogspot.com .